Coaches Powering Forward for Autism

Coaches Powering Forward: NCAA Autism Awareness and Acceptance Weekend

March 4 – 6, 2022

Join coaches across the country in supporting the 1 in 44 children on the autism spectrum by wearing the Autism Speaks puzzle piece pin

REGISTER TODAY!

We hope you will join in supporting the 1 in 44 children on the autism spectrum by wearing the Autism Speaks puzzle piece pin and face masks during basketball ball games from March 4 – 6.

This year, Coach Pat Skerry of the Towson Tigers men’s basketball team is joined by Coach Colleen Mullen of the UAlbany Great Danes women’s basketball team to lead Coaches Powering Forward. The coaches share the experiences of having a child on the spectrum and were united through the Autism Speaks community.

The Coaches Powering Forward for Autism Speaks NCAA Autism Awareness and Acceptance Weekend is an annual effort to bring the NCAA community together in support the mission of Autism Speaks. Since starting Coaches Powering Forward eight years ago, more than 5,000 Autism Speaks puzzle piece pins were provided to coaches, their staff and broadcasters to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism during the awareness games.

Teams can join the campaign and receive FREE pins by registering before February 4, 2022.

We know that schedules can be uncertain and ever-changing this season. We hope you can join our awareness weekend during March 4 – 6 but should your schedule change after you register, we encourage you to sport your pins/masks in a show of support year-round! We are so grateful for your commitment to autism awareness.

We hope that your team will join us to raise awareness and bring us one step closer to our vision of a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential.

Questions?  Contact Media@AutismSpeaks.org