Recently, I have had the pleasure to work with the amazing non-profit organization Alex Speaks. Alex Speaks is helping to raise awareness of the causes and treatments of autism. In 2004, Dr. Bernardo Gonzalez was inspired to start this organization after his young son, Alex, was diagnosed with autism. Every year, Dr. Gonzalez hosts a Latin rock concert to benefit the organization. The “Voices of Latin Rock” benefit concert has included such inspiring musicians as Carlos Santana and Malo. You can see pictures from the events here. The proceeds from the events are given to schools in the San Francisco Bay Area that serve autistic children.
Coming upon the sixth anniversary of Alex Speaks, the organization has launched an online campaign to raise awareness and education of autism. The official launch is today, August 31, 2010. Please show your support by visiting the website, blog, or Facebook page.
For more information or to donate, please visit the Alex Speaks website.