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Get Involved on the National Day of Service and Remembrance

Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Autism Speaks encourages everyone to observe this National Day of Service and Remembrance which pays tribute to the victims and encourages citizens to honor their memories through acts of community service.

One way you can embrace the spirit of this day is by joining us in our mission to improve the lives of all those affected by autism. Get involved in one of nearly 100 Walks or other fundraising events. Visit our Walk pages to find an event in your area, or learn about other ways you can get involved.

We would also like to thank all those volunteers who are out there every day supporting their friends and families who are living with autism. We honor those that show compassion, empathy and support to individuals and families; we honor our doctors, researchers, legislators, caretakers, and supporters who recognize the urgency of our cause and partner with us. Finally, we honor our families who heroically face their daily challenges with courage and grace.

Learn more about the National Day of Service and Remembrance, and find volunteer opportunities, at serve.gov.

Click here for Bereavement and Grief Resources

Autism Speaks participated in Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day to commemorate those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. You can visit their Facebook Page for more.

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