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In Celebration of JetBlue For Good Month, JetBlue Donates Three Million TrueBlue Points to Charitable Organizations

On World Kindness Day, JetBlue invites customers to join in donating points for good to a variety of charities including Autism Speaks, Make-A-Wish, Together We Rise, World Central Kitchen, among many other worthy organizations
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NEW YORK, November 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) is continuing its tradition of commemorating November as JetBlue For Good Month. On World Kindness Day and throughout JetBlue For Good Month, JetBlue is celebrating good deeds both big and small by donating three million TrueBlue points to a variety of charities. The airline is also encouraging its customers to join in the good by donating loyalty points to help nonprofits continue their work within their local communities.

NxtGen Program Develops an Inclusive Workplace for Adults with Autism

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Harnessing potential – that’s the motivation behind our new initiative to hire, train and retrain adults on the autism spectrum, just one of the ways Stanley Black & Decker is empowering 10 million makers and creators of all abilities by 2030.

In partnership with Autism Speaks, we’re establishing the NxtGen Program: a community college curriculum focused on skills that will prepare people with autism to pursue skilled-labor jobs in manufacturing.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $556,000 Grant to Autism Speaks

Funding supports financial wellness for the autism and special needs communities
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NEW YORK. April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The SunTrust Foundation today announced a two-year grant of $556,000 to Autism Speaks, expanding upon its partnership to promote financial well-being among families impacted by autism and other disabilities.

Since 2016, the partnership has identified the enormous need of the autism and disability communities to access financial planning information. By the conclusion of 2018, the SunTrust Foundation provided support enabling Autism Speaks to:

13 Ways to Help Prep a Child With Autism for Back-to-School Season

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By Hallie Levine

The end-of-summer has arrived, and while most kids aren't thrilled with the prospect of going back to school, the transition can be especially tough for those with autism. Three experts share their best tips for making the process smoother—for children of all ages.

While going back to school each fall can be tough for any student, it’s particularly challenging for children and teens with autism, especially if your son or daughter is transitioning to a new school.

eBay Collaborates with Autism Speaks and StarMakerFX to Launch “Everyday Heroes” Video Campaign to Support Children with Autism on World Autism Awareness Day

Campaign runs through April, World Autism Month, to promote understanding and acceptance of people with autism
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eBay is inviting its community to support Autism Speaks® by sharing a video of a cosmic glow-in-the-dark ceiling mural painted by StarMakerFX for 7-year-old Mareto Caspar who has autism. eBay will donate $1—up to $10,000— for every share to Autism Speaks, the non-profit dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

“Blue Horizons for Autism” Makes Flying a Reality

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“We attended the event at JFK today, and it was amazing. It really helped my son experience the airport, and made him more at ease for our actual trip next month. The support and encouragement from the [Autism Speaks] volunteers and JetBlue staff were key.”

—Parent, Autism Speaks

JetBlue and Autism Speaks Host “Blue Horizons for Autism” Events in Los Angeles and New York

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Last week, JetBlue and Autism Speaks hosted Blue Horizons for Autism program events at Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). These events were designed to provide families and individuals affected by autism with the unique opportunity to navigate their air travel experience in a realistic, relaxed, and controlled environment. Trained crewmembers were able to help children with autism and their families walk through the airport check-in, security, and boarding processes.

Shine a Light on Autism

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On April 2, in honor of World Autism Awareness Day, more than 3,000 iconic buildings and landmarks around the world will be lit up in blue light. How can you help Light It Up Blue where you live? Wear blue clothes on April 2, and ask friends and coworkers to do the same. Remember, donating to Autism Speaks at a Coinstar kiosk is as easy as turning on a light! Learn More.

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