Taylor Swift invites young boy with autism to tour show – w/video

Pembroke Pines, Fla. — Jacob Velazquez, the seven-year-old extraordinary kid whom we first wrote about last year, wowed yet another celebrity in the person of world-famous singer Taylor Swift— who couldn’t help but invite him over to one of her shows as she goes on tour. Jacob, who is a huge fan of Swift, composed […]

The Autistix Band: overcoming hurdles with talent – w/video

London — A group of friends from North London found a great way to overcome challenges that come with the developmental disabilities that they are all facing— by using their musical talents. Jack Beavan-Duggan, Luke Steels, and Saul Zur-Szpiro— collectively known as The Autistix— have been through difficult situations that most people with autism unfortunately […]

Press Release – Guinness World Record™ Marathon Challenge, All Proceeds Will Be Donated to Autism Speaks LI

Riverhead, NY – July 28, 2015 – On August 11-15, 2015, Darren Stakey will attempt to break the Guinness World Records™ for the Longest Singing Marathon and Longest Marathon Playing Piano at The Outerbanks Restaurant, Indian Island Golf Course in Riverhead, NY 11901. About Stay Key Local recording artist and talented singer, Stay Key, is […]

Singing group helps to raise autism awareness

Hampshire, UK – A local singing group for adults with ASD is aiming to raise autism awareness by performing for members of the public throughout the community. The Singing Spectrum is a unique group consisting of adults with autism that provides an avenue through which its members can connect with the public through music. They perform at […]

Bollywood bhangra singer performs at autism center

Dubai– Sukhbir Singh, a Bollywood bhangra singer, performed at the Dubai Autism Centre last Thursday in an effort to raise awareness about ASD. The renowned singer, who sang “Dil Laga”, a song featured in the film Dhoom 2, provided both students and staff members with the unique opportunity to watch Singh perform live. The big-hearted star was, […]

Punk band enters Eurovision Song Contest to support learning differences – w/video

Vienna, Austria – The band Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat (Pertti Kurikka’s Name Day or PKN for short) is representing Finland and people with Downs Syndrome and autism spectrum disorder at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. The band is made up of four members, Pertti, Sami, Kari, and Toni all of whom have either ASD or […]

The Music Man Project presents – Music is Magic at the London Palladium w/video

The Music Man Project – Present their show, Music is Magic, which will be performed at the world famous London Palladium on Sunday June 21, 2015. The production will also feature their new original musical, From the Asylum to the Palladium. The Music Man Project aims to change the perception that the general public have towards […]

Exclusive interview with ‘We’ll Get By’ (The Autism Song) singer Johnny Orr – w/video

Autism Village have joined forces with country singer, Johnny Orr to help the autism community with the  #Tag10forAutism campaign. For $1 you can get The Johnny Orr Band song “We’ll Get By”. This online challenge will ask everyone to go onto their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts, using the hashtag #Tag10forAutism and “tag” 10 friends, family […]

Japanese classical pianist holds concerts for carers of children with autism

London — Japanese classical pianist Noriko Ogawa will be holding a series of concerts for carers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the UK. Ogawa, who started performing for the carers a little over 10 years ago, has recently been chosen to represent the National Autistic Society as a cultural ambassador. The classical […]

Press Release – Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle, The White Buffalo, Chris Stills And Very Special Guests Team Up For The 3rd Light Up The Blues Concert To Benefit Autism Speaks

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., — Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, The White Buffalo, Steve Earle, Chris Stills and emcee Jack Black with many special guests, will return to Los Angeles on Saturday, April 25th at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre for the 3rd Light Up The Blues Concert—An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism […]