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Coaches Powering Forward for Autism

NCAA Autism Awareness and Acceptance Weekend 

February 9-11, 2018

Join coaches across the country in supporting the 1 in 68 children on the autism spectrum by wearing the Autism Speaks puzzle piece pin


It all started with a simple request by two NCAA Coaches “Wear the Autism Speaks pin during your February game”  

Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward was created in 2014 after NCAA Coaches Pat Skerry and Tom Herrion embarked on a mission to raise awareness of autism. Learn their story.

In 2017 more than 3,900 Autism Speaks puzzle piece pins were provided to coaches, their staff and broadcasters to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism during the February weekend games.

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