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Spotlight on Kyle Cousins

April 13, 2011 9 comments

We are thrilled to announce that Kyle Cousins will be hosting  a LIVE Facebook Chat on April 20 at 1pm EST!

Kyle is a 20 year-old singer-songwriter who also happens to have autism. He began his journey with autism at two years old by losing all his language. Through years of intensive interventions and family support he has made continual progress; so much so that now he loves nothing better than to express himself onstage through his music. Cousins champions the autism awareness movement in his anthem “Everybody Wants to Be Heard,” now the theme song for Autism Speaks and it’s campaign Walk Now for Autism Speaks. He is proud to be a source of hope and inspiration for the autism community.

Kyle will be teaming up with Autism Speaks U and SHARETHEMIC to debut his band in New York City, April 21 at the UC Lounge. Doors open at 7pm ET, bands start at 8pm. All proceeds from this concert goes to Autism Speaks U. We’d love for you to come out and show your support! See poster below for details. This is a 21 and over event.

Discover New Music While Raising Autism Awareness

everybodyWINS, a “Battle of the Bands”-style online video competition, launched in partnership with ShareTheMic and H2H Media, will join artistry and advocacy by bringing together new music with Autism Speaks’ awareness message. Beginning Monday, April 19, two music videos will “battle” every two days. Your votes will decide who moves on to the next round, and ultimately who earns the chance to represent Autism Speaks.

Visit http://autismspeaks.sharethemic.org/ and vote for your favorite bands each day.

We’d like to thank all of the bands who are helping us raise awareness about autism. We’d also like to thank our great friends at SharetheMic and Oktane Media for putting this amazing competition together!

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