Comedy Central: Autism Benefit
Hoboken resident Sara Stojkovic speaks about autism, and wants to tell you about the live benefit on Comedy Central this weekend.
A Night of Too Many Stars
“Dear Hoboken411 Readers,
I wanted to let you know about the wonderful benefit for Autism Education that Comedy Central will be putting on this Sunday evening. A Night of Too Many Stars will air LIVE this Sunday, April 13th at 8:00 pm on Comedy Central.
As a parent of two young children, one with special needs, this is an issue that is near and dear to my heart. Also, two of my closest friends, who have an autistic son, will be co-chairing this special event with Jon Stewart. Autism is a baffling mystery to parents, educators and medical professionals, and the cause of this lifelong neurological disorder is still hotly contested by many differing professional viewpoints. Regardless, we cannot sit back and do nothing while the incidents of autism continue to rise; one in 150 children diagnosed is an alarming statistic. Fortunately, there are some terrific educational tools and programs that have been used to eradicate many if not most atypical behaviors in some autistic children, however, these programs because of their costs, have largely been available only to the families that can afford to pay for these expensive private treatments. Comedy Central’s event proceeds will benefit a variety of autism education programs to support the growing number of autistic children who desperately need appropriate schools. One such school is the New York Center for Autism Charter School which is leading the way in making education accessible and available to children on the autism spectrum and also serves as a training site for professionals. For more information on NYCA.
I am looking forward to attending the show and party for A Night of Too Many Stars and excited to see the continuing progress in our quest to understand and treat autistic children. Even if you do not have a ticket to the show, it will air LIVE Sunday night, so you will have the opportunity to join in and donate to an important cause. I hope you do.