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Autism Speaks Partners with American Graduate Day 2014

September 16, 2014

(September 16, 2014) - Autism Speaks is proud to partner with American Graduate Day 2014. American Graduate Day is taking place on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 11 am- 6:00 pm EDT on PBS. The full-day event will be broadcast live from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York--featuring local and national programming, community partners, and celebrities, to celebrate the exceptional work of the individuals and groups whose ongoing efforts and daily heroics help area youth stay on track to earn high school diplomas. 

This year, nearly 30 national partner organizations, 14 local organizations, and celebrity guests involved in education and youth intervention programs will be featured. One million American Graduate Champions are taking an active role in helping out for this year's event. 

The event will include live viewer generated video content submitted to in response to questions such as “How has your life changed, or been changed by the power of volunteering?” Throughout the day viewers and online users in communities across the county will be invited to take an active role and become an “American Graduate Champion” for local youth by volunteering their time, talent, or other resources.  

Lisa Goring, Executive V.P. President of Programs and Service at Autism Speaks will be discussing the issues faced by individuals with autism as they transition to adulthood during a half hour segment.

Watch the promotional video below on American Graduate Day, and vist the American Graduate Day website for more information.