Thursday, July 29, 2010

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen opens respite centre, Jon Stewart will host special event for Autism

Early intervention is the saving grace for children with Autism; with 1 in 100 children (1 in 70 boys) being affected, I hope more rockin' superstars will contribute to the welfare of all those in need, and help spread awareness and support.

Jon Stewart's Night of Too Many Stars continues Autism fight funding - July 28th, 2010 in Special Needs by Admin Dawn

Autism can suck it, and Comedy Central has once again joined forces with Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions for its third bi-annual special event, “Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education.”

The live special will raise money for schools and education programs for autistic children and adults, with some of the money going to the advocacy group Autism Speaks.

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Taping on Saturday, October 2 from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit for Autism education programs will feature Stewart hosting an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films from a roster of comedy all-stars.

Tickets for the "Night Of Too Many Stars" go on sale on Monday, August 2, through or


"DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen will officially open a respite centre for children with special needs in Sheffield on Saturday. (...) Rick Allen said: "As someone whose life has been touched by a family member with special needs, you understand just how important a facility of this nature is in the provision of invaluable support not only to the child but also those close to them."(...) The volunteer-run charity helps children who suffer from a number of disabilities including ADHD, Epilepsy, Asperger's, Down's syndrome and autism." Rock drummer's special city date - Sheffield Telegraph 22 July 2010 (Update at Respite centre is rocking July 26, 2010)