A blog about resources for autism and care and treatment.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My co-host of Let's Talk Autism w. Shannon & Nancy has a special message for rapper 50 Cent...check it out and pass it on!

Autism Live host Shannon Penrod announced Tuesday, on her live webshow, that she would like rapper 50 Cent to put his money where his mouth is by giving 50 cents for each of his eight million Facebook followers, totaling $4 million dollars, to an autism nonprofit organization. Penrod suggests five organizations for 50 Cent to consider, including ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), Autism Speaks, Special Needs Network, the HollyRod Foundation, and the Art of Autism.

Penrod's announcement is a response to 50 Cent's tweet he sent to his Twitter followers last week, when he responded to one fan with, "yeah just saw your picture fool you look autistic." 50 Cent has since apologized for the offensive remark, but Penrod says it's not enough.

"I would like to see 50 Cent give to an autism organization to help children in need," says Penrod. "There are hundreds of charitable organizations that could really benefit from the money and support. But what do I know? I am just a mom of a child with autism. There's a lot of wonderful children on the autism spectrum who are counting on 50 Cent to do the right thing."

Penrod's personal request to 50 Cent can be seen online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zzyCcFgKL4&feature=youtu.be.

About Shannon Penrod:
Shannon Penrod, Host of Autism Live™, is the mother of a nine-year old who is recovering from autism.  Her son Jem was diagnosed with autism at the age of two and a half after having lost virtually all of his language and social skills.  Helping her son on his journey through autism became Shannon’s top priority whether it was researching a new diet, learning the legal ins and outs of special education law or finding funding for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy.
Shannon became the host of Autism-Live daily webshow in 2011. An award-winning stand-up comedienne, director and author, Shannon’s goal is to provide families with information and hope while on their journey through autism.

About Autism-Live:
Autism Live is an online, dailym, live show about autism hosted by autism mom, Shannon Penrod. Autism Live provides support, resources, information, facts, entertainment, and inspiration to parents, teachers and practitioners working with children on the autism spectrum. Autism Live broadcasts weekdays from 9am to 12pm PST at www.autism-live.com.