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Autism Ad Actors/Real-Life Father and Son Interviewed on Autism Live

May 06, 2014



(May 6, 2014) -- Andrew and Reece Bowen were guests today on Autism Live. They discussed their relationship as father and son and how they got involved with, "A Lifetime of Difference," an autism awareness ad produced by BBDO New York in partnership with Autism Speaks. While Andrew is a seasoned actor, the ad was his son Reece's acting debut. Just like in real life, Reece plays a teenager who has benefitted from early intervention and is graduating school. Make sure to watch the ad below through to the end for a behind-the-scenes look at Andrew and Reece's relationship. 

"Me and my wife are Reece's biggest advocates," said Andrew. Reece added that, "The kids growing up today are going to change the future." You can learn more about the Bowen family at Andrew's website. 

BBDO New York brought together three of its clients to help deliver this one-of-a-kind, onetime :60 commercial message designed to help raise awareness of autism and encourage parents to look for early signs of autism. Watch the ad below.