Actress, author, activist, and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete’s son, RJ’s autism was diagnosed 10 years ago and she has been consistent in bringing awareness to the public. Join her support and several other VIPs (Bill Cosby, Deepak Chopra, Susan L. Taylor) for the event on January 10, at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the “Genius Of Autism”
Holly runs the nonprofit HollyRod Foundation, founded in 1996 during her father’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease, to help improve the quality of life of people plagued by a disease or disorder. After Holly’s son, RJ, was diagnosed with autism at age 3, hollyrod4kids was formed to focus on improving children’s lives too. Holly has become an advocate and activist for autism education, outreach, and support.
Who: McCarton Foundation Presents
What: GENIUS OF AUTISM honors 11 extraordinary young people
When: January 10, 2011
Where: Carnegie Hall, New York City
Why: Proceeds are for scholarships for families in need to attend McCarton programs (as well as SNACK, Only Make Believe, Strokes of Genius, Global Autism Project, and Music for Autism).
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