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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 2014:
Illuminate 2014 tickets are on sale! Purchase your tickets for $120 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...

Illuminate
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 event website for more details.

General Spring Happy Hour
Join us for our next Happy Hour on May 21st at Su Casa from 6-8pm to meet new members and get involved in the committee that's best for you! Enjoy complimentary appetizers, margarita samples and 20% donation of all other orders back to Autism Speaks.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks: North Shore
Join our committee or create a team of your own and join us to support individuals with autism at Autism Speaks’ signature event, Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Can't wait to see you on April 27th at New Trier High School, Northfield Campus. Register your team today!


Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Chicago
Join our committees or create a team of your own and join us to support individuals with autism at Autism Speaks’ signature event, Walk Now for Autism SpeaksCan't wait to see you on May 17th at Soldier Field. Register your team today!