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VH1 Classic Rock Autism On Facebook
Join our new online community on Facebook. Connect with other fans, share your stories, and help us rock the cause!

VH1 Classic Celebrity Bowl-Off
Rockers lace up their shoes for a great cause! Dave Navarro and lots more attended. Click here to see pics from the event.

VH1 Rock Honors: The Who Raises Funds for Autism
This year's 'VH1 Rock Honors: The Who' raised $300,000 for a variety of VH1 Classic Rock Autism charities. Check out the show here.

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We are committed to providing meaningful, pro-social initiatives, using the reach and power of VH1 to create awareness and motivate action for current issues affecting society.

VH1 Classic Rock Autism

VH1 Classic's Rock Autism campaign is designed to help educate parents and build awareness about autism, a complex neurobiological developmental disorder that lasts throughout a person's lifetime, and to raise funds for a variety of autism research, advocacy, and support organizations. Autism affects one in every 150 children, with a child diagnosed every 21 minutes. Today, there is no known cause. VH1 Classic aims to galvanize a community of artists and fans in support of autism awareness.

Autism Facts

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What is autism?
Autism is a complex neurobiological development disorder that lasts throughout a person's lifetime. Because persons with autism exhibit different symptoms or behaviors, ranging from mild to serious, autism is a "spectrum" disorder, or a group of disorders with a range of similar features. Learn more about autism.

Diagnosing Autism
Research shows that early intervention leads to improved outcomes for children with autism. Important predictors at one year of age include impairments in looking at others or responding to one's name. Researchers are finding ways to detect these and other differences at increasingly younger ages, thereby offering opportunities for early diagnosis and interventions that can redirect the formation of pathways and neuronal responses and bring brain development back on path. Learn more about diagnosing autism.

Treatment
Recent history has shown that autism is treatable. Symptoms of autism usually appear before age three, but treatment may span a lifetime. Early intervention leads to the best outcomes, so it is important to be aware of the symptoms and address them as they are identified. While research continues, there are many treatments to consider. Learn more about autism treatment.

Resources and Information

There are many incredible organizations across the country dedicated to supporting families touched by autism, and who are researching the causes of this disorder. Below is a small selection of just some of the great organizations that are working towards these goals. We encourage you to learn more about autism through these websites and others. See more resources.

AutismLink
AutismLink gathers information from different organizations into one place and lists autism resources in a state by state format
Autism Research Institute (ARI)
The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is a non-profit organization established in 1967

Autism Society of America (ASA)
The Autism Society of America is the oldest and largest grassroots organization within the autism community
Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism
ACT Today!
ACT Today! is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to increase access to Autism treatments, such as Applied Behavior Analysis, Therapeutic, and Biomedical programs. Their goal is to introduce and help facilitate early and on-going treatment.
Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism Inc.
The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation's mission is to aid financially disadvantaged families who need assistance in caring for their children with autism, to fund education and research, and to serve as a communications center for new programs.

Online Programming

Several other cable networks have also shined the spotlight on autism. Below are links to some great autism-related programming that can be accessed online through their sites.

In MTV True Life: I Have Autism we meet three young people who are doing everything they can to battle their autism and live life to the fullest. Watch clips from MTV True Life: I Have Autism.

Nick News "Private Worlds: Kids & Autism" takes a look at the lives of kids struggling with different levels of autism. Watch clips from Nickelodeon's Nick News "Private Worlds: Kids & Autism".

Contact Us

Questions about this initiative? Email vh1classicrockautism@vh1staff.com

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