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.
Illuminate 2014 tickets are now on sale! Purchase your tickets at the early bird price of $100 here – and check out our site dedicated to event details!
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.
A Look Ahead to 2014...
Winter Happy Hour
Join us for our first Happy Hour of 2014 on February 27th at Maggiano's from 6:30-8:30pm to meet new members and get involved in the committee that's best for you!
Evening with the Stars
Enjoy an Oscar-themed fundraiser on Hollywood’s biggest night! Have a night out on the town at InterContinental O’Hare – purchase tickets now.
World Autism Awareness Day
Save the date for our annual Light Up the Bean event on April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day. More details to come!
Double Denim Bar Crawl
Our 6th annual DDBC will take place on April 12th in Wrigleyville! Come outfitted in your most outrageous denim clothes for a fun day of drinks, games & friends. Get tickets now!
Tickets for Illuminate 2014 are officially on sale! Help us make this year bigger and better – attend on April 26th from 7-11pm at Block 37. Check out our new event website for more details.