Coaches Powering Forward for Autism

Coaches Powering Forward for Autism

Stand Together for Autism Awareness & Acceptance by wearing the Autism Speaks' Puzzle Piece Pin during your game(s) from February 24 to March 2, 2024


Save the dates, February 24 to March 2, 2024, as we come together in support of the 1 in 36 children on the autism spectrum. We hope you will join in and wear the Autism Speaks puzzle piece pin during your basketball games and make a powerful statement.

This year, our movement is led by the inspiring Coach Pat Skerry of the Towson Tigers men’s basketball team and Coach Colleen Mullen of the UAlbany Great Danes women’s basketball team. Both coaches share personal experiences of having children on the spectrum, and their unity is fueled by Autism Speaks and the autism community.

Coaches Powering Forward is an annual initiative bringing the NCAA community together to champion the mission of Autism Speaks. In the past decade, over 5,000 Autism Speaks puzzle piece pins have been distributed to coaches, staff, and broadcasters, fostering inclusivity during awareness games.

Teams eager to be part of this impactful journey can register before February 10, 2024, to receive FREE pins. Whether you wear them during our designated Coaches Powering Forward for Autism Acceptance week or throughout the year, your commitment to our mission is immensely valued.

We hope that your team will join us to raise awareness and bring us one step closer to a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential. Register before February 10, 2024 to be a part of Coaches Powering Forward!


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