Celebrity Autism Advocates

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Toni Braxton
In 2007, Grammy award-winning singer Toni Braxton was named the national celebrity spokesperson for the advocacy organization Autism Speaks. Braxton has two children, one of which was diagnosed with autism.
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Aidan Quinn
Actor Aidan Quinn is the parent of an autistic child.
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Carl Erskine
Former baseball player Carl Erskine has been outspoken about autism and its affects.
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Dan Marino
Former NFL quarterback Dan Marino created the Dan Marino Foundation after his son was diagnosed with autism.
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Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie and his wife founded the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation to make it easier on autistic children and their families.
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Ed Asner i
Actor Ed Asner is the parent of an autistic son.
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Gary Cole
Gary Cole’s daughter was diagnosed with autism.
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Rodney Peete And Holly Robinson Peete
Former NFL Player Rodney Peete is seen here with wife and actress Holly Robinson Peete. They hold books that they authored on Autism at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks on April 24, 2010 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Since Peete’s son was diagnosed with autism, she has played a major role in the cause to fight the disability. She is also an Autism Speaks board member
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Jim Carrey And Jenny McCarthy
US actor Jim Carrey (C), his daughter Jane (L) and US actress Jenny McCarthy hold photos of McCarthy’s son Evan who was diagnosed with autism at a rally in front of the Capitol Washington, DC. The march and rally was organized by advocacy groups aiming to eliminate toxins from children's vaccines. McCarthy is one of the most well-known faces in the battle against autism.
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Joe Mantegna
Actor Joe Mantegna is the father of a daughter with autism. His daughter Mia is reportedly “highly functioning.” He is pictured here with his oldest daughter, Gia.
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Merton Hanks
Retired footballer Merton Hanks played a major role in getting the word out about autism. He is the father of a little girl on the autism spectrum.
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Phoebe Snow
Performer Phoebe Snow’s daughter has autism.
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Scott Mellanby
Scott Mellanby #19 of the Atlanta Thrashers has a child with autism.
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Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone’s son Seargeoh suffers from autism. In the 1980s, Stallone reportedly donated money from his movie premiers to a research fund he and his ex-wife created.
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Actors Tisha Campbell-Martin And Duane Martin
Actors Tisha Campbell-Martin and Duane Martin have a son with autism.
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