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The Pin is In!

Who was recently spotted wearing the Autism Speaks puzzle pin? Grammy Award-winning recording artist (and Autism Speaks spokesperson) Toni Braxton!

Check out a clip from this morning’s “TODAY” show, where Toni, her band and her dancers all sported the Autism Speaks pin.

In 2008, Toni, who has a son with autism, recorded a series of PSAs for Autism Speaks.

Want to get your own Autism Speaks puzzle pin? Buy it now at the Autism Speaks online store!

The Pin is In!

April 12, 2010 8 comments

Who was recently spotted wearing the Autism Speaks puzzle pin? Food Network’s Paula Deen!

Special thanks to Lehigh Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks committee member, Gloria Vollert, who also recently pinned Giada De Laurentiis, with the help of her son, Alex. Before we know it, she’ll have the entire Food Network sporting the pin!

The Pin is In!

April 6, 2010 8 comments

Who was recently spotted wearing the Autism Speaks puzzle pin? Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis!

We received the following e-mail and photos from Lehigh Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks committee member, Gloria Vollert: “We went to King of Prussia Mall and Alex (my 12-year-old son who has autism) got to meet Giada de Laurentiis from Food Network. He gave her an Autism Speaks pin and she immediately put it on and shook his hand and thanked him. He was veryyyyyyy pleased. He is ‘never washing his hand again.’ She was very nice and sweet to him. She took a lot more time with him than the other people going through the line. She also posed for a photo which she did not do for anyone else. Overall it was a very nice day.”

Alex and Giada de Laurentiis

In Their Own Words – A Very Special Snowman

February 21, 2010 2 comments
This is a very special Autism Speaks snowman that we made this past week.  Aiden, my five-year-old son who has PDD-NOS, could never stand touching snow or having it on his face – and he tolerated both today. Better than that, Aiden narrated every part of the snowman – ”need eyes,” “smiling snowman, please”. We added the Autism Speaks pin to show that this success is one piece of his journey.

This “In Their Own Words” essay is written by Cristin Millen (Greater Hartford Walk Now for Autism Speaks Family Teams Co-Chair)

If you have a story you wish to share about your personal experience with autism, please send it to editors@autismspeaks.org. Autism Speaks reserves the right to edit contributions for space, style and content. Because of the volume of submissions, not all can be published on the site. 

 

  

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