Coaches Powering Forward for Autism

NCAA Autism Awareness and Acceptance Weekend 

February 1-2, 2020

Join coaches across the country in supporting the 1 in 59 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.

Since starting Coaches Powering Forward six years ago, more than 4,400 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.

Questions?  Contact

We're Here to Help Chat with Us
Autism Response Team Chat
There are no available agents at the moment.

You can also reach the Autism Response Team by phone or email: 888-288-4762, en Espanol 888-772-7050, or