About

2009 Award Recipients

Awareness/Media:
Shawn Ryan (the Shield)

Science/Research:
Bob & Lynn Koegel (UCSB)

Advocacy:
Soryl Markowitz (Autism Specialist at Westside Regional Center)

Family Services:
Jay Nolan Family Services

Acts of Love 2009 is a one-night only literary and musical celebration of Pioneers with inspiring celebrity readings and musical performances to raise money for autism. It is a WordTheatre production created, produced, and directed by Cedering Fox. Autism Speaks™ is proud to partner once again with WordTheatre and the entire entertainment community to inspire creativity, heighten awareness and draw support for families affected by autism.

We Need Your Help:
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder, affecting 1 in 150 children born today. Despite the high prevalence and growing health care costs associated with caring for a child with autism, autism research receives less than 5% of the research funding of many other less prevalent, childhood diseases.

Join us on October 3rd in raising public awareness and funds dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism.

Click here to view a recap of the 2007 event:

Click here to view a recap of the 2008 event: