Build-A-Bear Workshop, one of our wonderful corporate sponsors, is accepting nominations for its ninth annual Huggable Heroes program that recognizes young heroes in local communities.
Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 27 throughout the country. Build-A-Bear is looking for kids who provide extraordinary service to their communities.
Candidates must be between the ages of eight and 18. Ten kids will be selected as Huggable Heroes and earn a trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop World Bearquarters in St. Louis.
Each Huggable Heroe also receives a $7,500 scholarship and $2,500 to donate to a charity of their choice.
To nominate someone for the Huggable Heroes program, go to buildabear.com/huggableheroes or pick up an entry form at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores.
- LIKE the Autism Speaks Facebook Page
- SUBMIT your entry by filling out the entry form.
- POST “I just entered the @Autism Speaks 1,000,000th Fan Notebook Sweepstakes”
Our 2nd Annual Facebook Halloween Photo Contest was another GREAT success! We received countless submissions and it was so hard to choose a ‘Top 7!’ This year, we were lucky to have our friends at Webkinz provide gift baskets for the winners!
Here are our winners!
Hey everyone! We have a really exciting opportunity to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, and we need your help!
The United Nations is looking to feature artwork, by an individual on the autism spectrum, for a special 2012 Autism Awareness stamp. All you need to do is upload your artwork to a special album on Facebook to be in the running! Remember, your art will be on a postage stamp, so the artwork has to look good on a small scale!
The deadline is November 4, 2011 – so get your submissions in! Use your imagination and be creative, the design is totally up to you!
You can upload your photos to our Facebook Wall! Please be sure to copy and paste the link underneath!
Rebecca, Becca, Janie, BSB, Goose. These are just some of the many names I go by in my day to day life. But by far, my most prized name would have to be “Mommy”. I’m a single mom of the worlds two most amazing little boys ever, Kadin aged seven and Cowan who is five. I feel everything I really need to remember about life, I learn from them. Two years ago this November, I heard the words that would forever change my life and I’m positive? in turn will change the world. The words “Yes, your son is autistic, has epilepsy and ADHD.” I left that appointment having no clue what I would do next. Now two years later, I will run the ING NY City Marathon while raising awareness about autism and raising funds for Autism Speaks. Follow me on my quest to change the world, 26.2 miles at a time.
Who would have thought 2 years ago while sitting in my car crying because I now had no idea what to do now that my son had been diagnosed with autism, that I would be a FEATURED RUNNER in the ING New York City Marathon running for Autism Speaks!?!?!!?
The ING New York City Marathon will be my 4th full marathon that I will run in and my 3rd race for Autism Speaks in Kadin’s honor. This past January I completed the Goofy Challenge at Disney while holding Kadin’s hand! And now I look forward to taking over the Big Apple for autism awareness!
I made a promise that day to Kadin that the world would change because of him. As a mom, I can not break that promise! So far I think him and I are off to a darn good start! Don’t know what autism is? Feel free to ask, I just hope you have lots of time to listen!
ING New York City Marathon 2011….It’s Time to Listen, It’s time to RUN!!!
You can vote for Rebecca here!
Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP) is looking to spread awareness and needs your help! They will be holding a photo contest – to participate, all you have to do is email us a picture of you wearing the Autism Speaks pin. It’s that simple! The winner will receive two complimentary tickets to the next Autism Speaks 2 Young Professionals (AS2YP) Event! Their picture will also be featured on the Autism Speaks website and Facebook pages!
• Take a creative picture with the Autism Speaks Puzzle Piece
o Spreading awareness in different scenarios
In your office
In the gym
• Please send your photos to Justine Benisch at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Pin Pals’ in the subject!
*Deadline August 1 by 5pm EST!
NBC’s Parenthood is one of our favorite shows on television! We have had weekly discussions on our blog about different topics that the show touches on, primarily in coping with Max’s Asperger’s Syndrome. So much has happened this season and the finale is upon us – we want to celebrate!
Autism Speaks is going to give-a-way a Parenthood script signed by the entire cast and you can be in the running to win!
All you have to do is tell us on Twitter, ‘How has the television show ‘Parenthood’ affected you?’
Your Twitter Handle will then be entered in a random drawing to win the signed script!
Be sure to tune in to NBC tonight at 10pm EST to watch the the finale of Parenthood!
Our friends at Crowdrise are doing a contest for all of the New York City Marathon campaigns that have signed up this week. Whichever marathon project raises the most money on Crowdrise, starting today, September 22, through the end of the day on Tuesday, September 28 will get their marathon project featured on one of the rotating slots on the Crowdrise home page for the following week.
Our friends at 106.7 Lite fm are hosting a contest, Pay It Forward Artist of the Day, to benefit Autism Speaks. Starting on Monday, September 13, listeners can win not only $500 for themselves, but another $500 for Autism Speaks. Please see below for the regions eligible to win.
106.7 Lite fm isn’t stopping there! For every person that signs up with a unique address, Lite fm will donate $1. All you have to do is give your first and last name, hometown, and e-mail address. It is a simple way to get involved and donate to Autism Speaks.
Here is a list of the station’s total survey area (TSA), as defined by Arbitron Inc. Listeners in any of these areas are eligible to win.
Fairfield (SN Split) CT Bergen NJ
Essex Balance NJ Essex HDBA NJ
Essex HDHA NJ Hudson Balance NJ
Hudson HDBA NJ Hudson HDHA NJ
Middlesex Balance NJ Middlesex HDHA NJ
Monmouth NJ Morris NJ
Passaic Balance NJ Passaic HDHA NJ
Somerset NJ Union Balance NJ
Union HDBA NJ Union HDHA NJ
Bronx Balance NY Bronx HDBA NY
Bronx HDHA NY Kings Balance NY
Kings HDBA NY Kings HDHA NY
Nassau Balance NY Nassau HDBA NY
New York Balance NY New York HDBA NY
New York HDHA NY Putnam NY
Queens Balance NY Queens HDBA NY
Queens HDHA NY Richmond NY
Rockland NY Suffolk Central East NY
Suffolk Central West Balance NY Suffolk Central West HDHA NY
Suffolk East NY Suffolk West Balance NY
Suffolk West HDBA NY Westchester Balance NY
Westchester HDBA NY Westchester HDHA NY
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, National Disability Institute presents Economic Empowerment – Defining the New American Dream, a nationwide video contest open to all persons with disabilities. To participate, create a 3-minute video that tells the story of how you are working to achieve your American Dream. One grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and will win a trip to Washington, D.C. to present their video at NDI’s 6th Annual Real Economic Impact Tour Kick-Off Event!
All entries must be received by August 13, 2010.