Today we stand as one. We created this video to explain our project; to show you that we, as youth, are ready. Please join us in standing up and generating meaningful awareness for those living with autism. From believers that anything is possible with your help : )
We recently made a big announcement on Facebook and Twitter that Holly Robinson Peete and Joe Mantegna have agreed to continue their passion for Autism advocacy by joining us in wearing a scarf! We were proud and honored to announce Holly and Joe to our growing Celebrity list! We've also asked Joe about the cast of criminal minds... fingers crossed! Many celebrities have said yes to putting on the blue scarf because they feel its time to support autism and get people talking about autism. Holly Robinson Peete agreed to wear the scarf because she believed in our project and its aim, and also because of her son who is diagnosed with autism. It is her dream and our dream that one day the world will be talking about autism, which will lead to better support and increased comfort in the world for those living with Autism and their families. Below is a photo of her rocking the cause and doing it from her heart! We can't wait to see you wearing the scarf too, Joe! 1 in 88 are diagnosed with Autism in North America today. Let's represent that with our words and conversations. It is important that Autism is talked about in order to foster understanding and acceptance in our communities.... so if you have a question or want to make the world a more comfortable and supportive place, just ask it or do a quick google search! It really could make the world of a difference for someone. Thanks Holly and Joe, from the bottoms of our hearts, for perpetuating these important conversations!
What a week?! We have been so excited these past few days, as we were able to announce three amazing new participants. And the best part is, each of their followings come from very different demographics, which will hopefully broaden our reach and in turn increase the impact of autism awareness tremendously! About these amazing participants......... 1) Arlene Dickinson! Business woman and female Canadian role model Arlene Dickinson will be rocking the cause over the next few weeks! Arlene has commited to wearing the scarf and speaking about the cause during interviews and TV appearances in the upcoming weeks. We are so grateful for your support, Arlene! 2) Bob Rae! Bob Rae, PC, OC, OOnt, QC, MP is a Canadian politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He is a truely admirable person (and as a result has thousands of followers on twitter and Facebook). It is an honour to have the support of yet another awesome Canadian role model!! 3) The LA Kings! Last but DEFINITELY not least, the LA Kings will all be wearing scarves at a game in the next few weeks!! We're so happy to be making the hockey lovers demographic more aware of autism as well. Muchos gracias, Bernie Nicholls, for joining us!
We are SO excited to announce that Michael Bublé has agreed to join us in raising awareness for Autism! Michael is an incredible musician, and an amazing role model. We can't wait to see you in the scarf, Michael!! More announcements to come :)
VOICE AMERICA'S AUTISM SPECTRUM RADIO: Meet founders Mia, 17, & Emily, 16, in casual conversation to hear about their experiences with autism and creating change
Creative Ways to Raise Awareness for Autism
January 15, 2013
Hosted by Dr. Bill Frea, Rob Haupt, and Dr. Ronit M. MolkoTake a listen here - http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/66777/creative-ways-to-raise-awareness-for-autism This week on Autism Spectrum Radio we discuss the continuing need to promote autism awareness, education Read More...
Toronto High School Students Increasing Awareness of Autism by Seeking “Six-Degree” Connections with Celebrities
Students from Northern Secondary School create “The Six Degree Project” and are calling on community members to help them connect with 12 celebritiesJanuary 7, 2013 – Toronto, ON - Students from Toronto’s Northern Secondary School launched the Six Degree Project today, which aims to raise awareness of people living with autism. Read More...
We are a grassroots initiative started by students who are committed to improving the lives of children and youth with autism around the world by spreading awareness and knowledge. The Six Degree Project is a student driven campaign to get celebrities to participate in helping to generate awareness around autism. By having members of our community connect to these celebrities, it will allow them to make a greater impact around the world. Read More...
What is Autism? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. Read More...
Why Six Degrees? The 6° Project is a way for our community to raise awareness for people living with autism. It works off the basis that we are all connected to each other through 6° of separation. Have you ever heard your parents say, “Oh, we’re related to that celebrity. He's our cousin’s, brother’s, best friend’s kid.” Or, “We know that celebrity because we know their barber or their mailman or their pool boy.” If you've heard this before, it means you're connected. Read More...
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