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Calls to Action Highlights "14 Amazing Women with Autism"

April 24, 2014

(April 24, 2014) -- The website in honor of Autism Awareness Month this week selected "14 Amazing Women with Autism" who are making an impact in our societ today. said of making the list "Every young girl should have an amazing role model to look up too."

The list included today's some of today's best actors, advocates, authors, musicians and many more! You can read the entire list here. The list included...

Valerie Paradiz

Valerie Paradiz Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Autistic Global Initative, a national speaker and autism advocate. In addition, she is the director of Valerie Paradiz LLC, a consulting organization that designs curricula and provides technical assistance and strategic development services to schools, universities, corporations and agencies that support individuals with disabilities. Autism Speaks is proud to have funded several of Valerie's projects through our grant programs. She is also a member of the Autism Speaks Family Services Committee.

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is an autism advocate who rose to fame as an author of several books on autism, in addition to the 2010 HBO Film on her life titled 'Temple Grandin'. She speaks across the country about her life growing up with autism and is a Professor at Colorado University. 

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle is a 52-year-old church volunteer with Asperger Syndrome who has become a global star in the music industry. Boyle shot to fame on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009. A devout Catholic who lived on welfare handouts, she became an overnight sensation after her rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream" from the musical Les Miserables went viral on the internet.