Campaign Successful: Apology made to Autism Community for “Jodeci Freestyle” Lyrics

  J.Cole who hadn’t tweeted in two weeks added this to his tweets last evening: I said something in a rap that was offensive to those with Autism. Feel terrible. A tweeted apology wouldn’t do.  — J. Cole (@JColeNC) July 21, 2013 Response from his Twitter followers and others have been favourable. The full letter […]

Jodeci Freestyle lyric petitioner voices concern to top UK music retailer HMV

  Tesco mother of the year, and newly honoured on the Queen’s honours list for her work and dedication in educating children with Autism, Anna Kennedy OBE tells Autism Daily Newscast of the next steps in the fight against rappers use of discriminatory language. On July 16, we reported Ms Kennedy had opened a petition voicing grave concerns […]

Autism “Isn’t Really a Bad Disease” According to Joe Giudice

Reality television sunk to a new low when Joe Giudice, husband of Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, stated that autism “isn’t really a bad disease,” while criticizing co-stars Jacqueline and Chris Laurita, who are raising a child with the disorder. “A lot of people have autism. I mean, autism isn’t really […]

Jenny McCarthy joins The View amid Controversy over her Views on Autism

ABC’s top rated network talk  show The View  has named ex-playboy model, actress, and outspoken Autism campaigner, Jenny McCarthy as their newest host. But the announcement has caused controversy within media circles. Ms McCarthy’s son, Evan, now 10, was diagnosed with Autism in 2005, and she has spent a vast amount of time campaigning publicly against […]

Petition seeks Apology from Most Influential Rapper for insults to Autism Community

Inflammatory lyrics by rappers Drake and J.Cole have caused outrage within the Autism community, initiating an online crusade by parents and supporters for a public apology, and removal of the offending phrase from the song. Jodeci Freestyle, released on Saturday June 22, and includes the lyrics: “I’m artistic, you n****s is autistic, retarded.” News of […]

Hollywood stars show support for autism documentary by HBO- w/video

New York — A number of Hollywood celebrities turned up at the premiere of “How to Dance in Ohio,” a documentary film by entertainment giant HBO. “How to Dance in Ohio” is directed by Alexandra Shiva, MCA entertainment company founder Jules C. Stein’s granddaughter, and daughter to Gil Shiva. The film follows a group of […]

Sarah McLachlan, Ioan Gruffudd, and Zachary Levi join Tim Janis, The American Christmas Carol benefit concert for Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation and The Sarah McLachlan School of Music at Carnegie Hall Dec. 4th

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan, actor/singer Ioan Gruffudd, and Zachary Levi come together at Carnegie Hall on Friday, December 4th to perform at Tim Janis The American Christmas Carol, a benefit concert put together by Music of Hope for Kate Winslet‘s Golden Hat Foundation, which celebrates and fosters awareness of […]

P!NK Donates $50K at La Celeb Chef Gala for a total of 1.25 million

Press Release: Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala P!NK Donates $50K at AUTISM SPEAKS LA CELEB CHEF GALALOS ANGELES, October 9, 2015 – With the help of 100 award-winning celebrity chefs, Autism Speaks raised $1.25 million at its inaugural Autism Speaks to Los Angeles Celebrity Chef Gala, which took place October 8, 2015 […]

Russian supermodel joins forces with London moms to help children with autism in Russia

Editors note Factual corrections to this article were made on September 16. London — Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova, who also happens to be the woman behind the Naked Heart Foundation, has joined forces with “Russian Moms in London“— a web-based group of Russian-speaking women living in London— in the hope of helping those children who […]

Australian comedian John Doyle reveals sister’s struggle with autism

Sydney, Australia — John Patrick Doyle, a famous personality in the Australian entertainment industry who is also known as Roy Slaven of the duo called Roy and HG, recently revealed his sister’s battle against autism and the struggle their family have had to deal along with it. Doyle’s revelation was made in a bid to […]