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What if your next t-shirt could provide joy and financial support to a child with autism?

What if that same t-shirt purchase could inspire confidence and a sense of

accomplishment for an adult worker with autism? Plus, you can instantly own a unique,

limited-edition piece of artwork that just happens to come in your size.

Maura Reiff is a rising junior at West Liberty University in West Virginia. Last week she attended the Alpha Xi Delta women's fraternity national convention in San Francisco. Maura decided to join Alpha Xi Delta because its chosen philanthropy is Autism Speaks. Maura's little brother Colton has autism.

Amid classic DC humidity, nearly 1300 runners and over 400 walkers celebrated Independence Day in Potomac, Maryland at the 13th Annual Autism Speaks 5K. Over 250 people joined the race remotely by running or walking their 5K around the world to help us spread awareness. Thanks to presenting sponsor BOWA, co-chairs Ed and Anne Nuttall, 100+ teams and countless sponsors and community supporters for helping make this our most successful Autism Speaks 5K ever - $273,000 and counting.

Tuesday, May 14, BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, hosted its 11th Commissions for Charity Day. The annual Charity Day will once again feature celebrity “guest-traders” on BTIG’s trading floors across the country to help raise money for a variety of children’s charities.

In 2010, Sprouts Farmers Market President and CEO Doug Sanders joined Autism Speaks as the Chairman and Visionary Sponsor of the Arizona Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Since that time Sprouts has doubled their locations and greatly increased their commitment to help families struggling with autism. In addition to their support of the Arizona Walk, they are funding $350,000 in Neighborhood Grants in the areas in which they do business and are bringing their vendors along for support.

Check out our #1 fan as he describes why it’s time to brighten up this season! Vineyard Vines has partnered with Autism Speaks for their ‘Tied To A Cause’ campaign. ALL proceeds from their collection of tote-bag and ties are donated back to our organization.  Think you have what it takes to be a fan? Send in your best fan photos of how you’re brightening up this spring season!

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What is Wear it Blue?

Wear it Blue is a campaign to raise awareness and show support for families affected by autism. Wear it Blue was conceived in Washington DC by a 16-year old sister of a young teen with autism and her many friends who have always been there displaying compassion, love and understanding for her and her family. In Washington, DC, the DC Inaugural Committee will have simultaneous bake sales on April 25th at many middle and high schools in the metropolitan area to sell donated goods from local bakeries.

Why Wear it Blue?