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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. 

Illuminate 2015:
Thanks to all who attended the 2014 Illuminate event- check out our pictures & save the date for Illuminate 2015 on April 11th! Tickets to Illuminate 2015 will be available soon. Visit our website:!


A Look Back on 2014... 
2014 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 $68,000 at Illuminate and close to $100,000 as an organization through Spikes for Autism Speaks and Double Denim Bar Crawl. 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 2015!

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.