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Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP)

The mission of Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP) is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders by volunteering our time and talents to increase awareness, raise funds and serve as ambassadors of Autism Speaks. 

Join us at Spikes for Autism Speaks!
Come out to our 2nd annual beach volleyball tournament on July 26th at Montrose Beach. The event will feature volleyball, cornhole & a tug-of-war tournament, thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Step by Step Care Group. Register yourself or your team today!

Illuminate 2014:

With your support, we raised over $65,000! Thanks to all who attended - check out our pictures & save the date for Illuminate 2015 on April 11th!


A Look Back on 2013... 
2013 was a HUGE success! Thanks to all members and friends of AS2YP for your passion and support – it was an incredible year! We raised over $43,000 at Illuminate, doubling our goal. We became an official and recognized chapter, complete with a constitution and board structure. Our organization grew with the addition of several dedicated members. We played (and won) in LTS leagues, had a few drinks and ran marathons – all for a cause that we believe in. We couldn’t have done it without YOU and can’t wait to see what we accomplish together in 2014!

AS2YP members & friends enjoyed Illuminate 2013 at The Joffrey Ballet, raising over $43,000.

Last summer, one of our intramural kickball teams, Pitches Be Crazy, won the league through LTS Chicago, one of our favorite partners, and won Autism Speaks Chicago some money!


Here's a picture from our first annual Volleyball Tournament. Stay tuned as we plan our next one for Summer 2014!

Many AS2YP members celebrated World Autism Awareness Day at The Bean on April 2nd, 2013 in support of the international Light It Up Blue campaign.

Double Denim Bar Crawl attendees participate in contests at the final bar, helping raise over $5,000.