Holly Robinson-Peete will receive a handmade award honoring her dedication to the autism community and Jack Black and Stephen Stills will perform with stars of HBO’s “AUTISM: The Musical,” at the Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, on October 4 at 7pm.
The Autism is Awesomism concert will be filmed as part of a new series called ‘EVERYDAY HEALTH’ from the producers of the “The Biggest Loser”. The show profiles teens and young adults with health challenges that are making a real difference in their communities and will air on ABC this fall.
Joining Holly, Jack and Stephen at the concert will be Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca of “Survivor Africa” as series hosts, and Matthew Asner, son of Ed Asner from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and host of Autism America Radio, and other “surprise guests.”
The ‘Autism is Awesomism’ concert is free and open to all. The benefit concert aims to change the way the world sees autism. The event benefits The Miracle Project, and more information can be found here.
Founded in 2004, the Miracle Project is a multi-platform socialization program that enables children and teens with autism and other special needs to express themselves through music, dance, acting, story, and writing. ALL children of ALL abilities grow in skill and in spirit while creating and performing in original musicals. This acclaimed arts program was documented in the HBO double EMMY Award-winning documentary, “AUTISM: The Musical.”