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One Mom's Journey to Spread Autism Awareness

March 17, 2015

Denise Negron came to Autism Speaks with a purpose: to raise awareness for autism in our community for people like her son who was diagnosed with autism at a very early age. In 2007 Negron started volunteering with our Walk Now for Autism Speaks events. In 2012 Negron than started working part-time with the organization. Today she is the Community Development Associate for our West Palm Beach office.

Co-Founder of Autism Speaks Suzanne Wright told the Sun-Sentinel, "Denise has done so much to raise awareness of autism in South Florida and the rest of the country. She is a champion autism mom who spreads her knowledge, compassion and love wherever she goes. We are so glad to have her as a part of our Autism Speaks family."

"This winter Denise teamed up with local schools and service providers to present autism awareness and anti-bullying programs to local elementary students," said Ann Gibbons, southeast senior regional director for Autism Speaks. "It is wonderful to share this information in a meaningful way as so many of our youngsters are now diagnosed with autism and needing to be integrated into their local school communities."

Negron’s next big project with Autism Speaks will be happening on March 26 where she and her co-workers will host the fourth annual Royal Park Bridge Lighting at 7 PM at South Cove Park.

Negron concluded, “I am honored to be part of the organization. I hope to continue to raise awareness and make sure all the children have opportunities to they can have a better future.”

You can read Negron’s entire story at the Sun-Sentinel here.

Join us for Light It Up Blue on World Autism Awareness Day by registering via our website here.