Ellen and Autism

I have been a fan of the Ellen DeGeneres show ever since it first aired.  I know that Ellen has featured Autism Speaks on her show years ago, but has never actually urged viewers to go online and make a donation to support finding a cure.  In 2010, Ellen featured Toni Braxton on her show.  The limelight was on Toni, and how she has managed to be a legend through the ’90s and continues to shine today, and it quickly mentioned that she was the spokesperson for Autism Speaks.
A year before this in 2001, Jenny McCarthy went on the show.  This was great for autism awareness because Jenny has an autistic child, herself, and the interview revolved around her educational DVD series, “Teach to Talk”, made to help children with autism learn how to communicate in social environments.
These two spots show that Ellen has an interest in Autism and with her history of featuring the disease on the show, it would be wonderful to have her urge the public to help find a cure for it.  She is a credible source that people love and trust and I am confident that she could reach a large amount of people that could make a significant difference.

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5 Responses to Ellen and Autism

  1. diversityisbeautiful says:

    Toni Braxton is more than the spokesperson for Autism Speaks, she also has a child that is Autistic, his name is Diesel and he was diagnosed at the age of 3 🙂

  2. Myles909 says:

    I hope that this blog gets the attention that it deserves! Your prospective is inspiring and educational, Keep up the great work!

  3. What a great topic/issue to write about! Knowing that Ellen already has ties towards Autism Speaks and has previously had people come on the show to talk about it, I think that this blog has the potential to influence Ellen to continue promoting this cause on her show. Great work!

  4. adorajade says:

    I have a cousin who has a career working with children with autism. I think this is a great blog and blog topic and I fully support Autism Speaks!

  5. yukatomita says:

    I wish you my best in succeeding. I think this is a great topic and a worthy cause, so I really hope you see the results you are looking for.

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