The National Capital Area Chapter of Autism Speaks was delighted to take part in MTV's "Meet The Benjamin's" Reception on April 23rd at the Graham Hotel Georgetown in Washington DC. The event was an opportunity to show support and celebrate with Brad and Kenny Benjamin who will make their television debut Saturday, April 26th on MTV’s True Life Presents The Benjamins! (7 pm EDT/6 pm CDT). MTV is airing the show featuring the two brothers diagnosed with autism in April in observance of Autism Awareness Month.
MTV’s True Life Presents The Benjamins! will feature Brad, Kenny and their parents, Dr. James and Joyce Benjamin, who currently live in Bowie, Maryland. The show highlights the challenges the family faces as the brothers embark on adulthood and aim to live a more independent lifestyle.
The reception, hosted by Radio Personality Guy Lambert from WPGC, attracted a large crowd of young professionals, members of the media and those individuals dedicated to increasing awareness and improving the lives of those struggling with autism. To learn more about the show and see clips click here.