Celebrities Draw Attention To World Autism Awareness Day
Celebrities are drawing attention on Sunday to World Autism Awareness Day. Established by the United Nations, the day shines a spotlight on the condition that by certain estimates affects 1 out of 68 children. The disorder impacts kids’ (and adults’) ability to learn, communicate and socially interact. See what Hollywood stars are saying on World Autism Awareness Day.
Holly Robinson Peete, who’s son RJ (Rodney, Jr.) is on the autism spectrum, tweeted, “I wouldn’t change RJ for the world but I WOULD change the world for RJ!” She also wrote, “It’s #WorldAutismAwarenessDay! @RodneyPeete9 & I are so grateful to families who shared their #autism journey w/us!” Mark Wahlberg noted, “In support of #WorldAutismAwarenessDay on Sunday April 2 #Wahlburgers in Hingham, Fenway & Lynnfield will donate 10% of proceeds to CORSE [Community of Resources for Special Education]” in Massachusetts.
Jenny McCarthy, whose son Evan is autistic, said, “We’ve helped thousands of families who couldn’t afford medical treatments for their child w/ autism. If you can, donate to @GenRescue.” And Rosie O’Donnell added, “#InternationalAutismAwarenessDay #noSHAMEautism.” Meanwhile, William Shatner caused debate when he tweeted, “I don’t know if autism is a disease or if there will ever be a ‘cure’ I doubt that if a ‘cure’ is found it will be mandatory to take it. Gossip Cop will continue to update as more celebrities draw attention to World Autism Awareness Day, and we urge everyone to support programs that will unlock the causes of this disorder.