Please join us on Wednesday, November 8, for the first inaugural Autism Awareness Gala Fundraiser
"Together for Autism: Ensuring Acceptance and Accessibility" at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
Hosted by Emmy Award winning news Anchor Autria Godfrey, the gala will feature performances
by Ethan Walmark and Rachel Platten.
Keynote addresses will be presented by Ambassador Meshal bin Hamad Al-Thani, Ambassador of
the State of Qatar to the United States.
The Gala will also recognize the contributions made by Michele Magnin Carbonell,
and Vikram Patel, in supporting individuals with ASD. (Click here for more info)
Autism Awareness Gala Fundraiser
The Embassy of the State of Qatar is excited to announce the first inaugural Autism Awareness Fundraising Gala in partnership with Autism Speaks! This year’s theme is “Together for Autism: Ensuring Acceptance and Accessibility.”
Qatar has had a long and committed role in autism research and awareness campaigns, from Qatar’s Mission to the United Nations sponsoring the resolution to dedicate a World Autism Awareness Day to the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs, established to provide diagnoses, evaluations, training and developmental services for individuals with intellectual disabilities, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
The Embassy is honored to continue Qatar’s efforts in advancing the cause for autism, in order to create communities that are more inclusive, with proper support and services that will ensure a better future for those diagnosed with ASD.
“Together for Autism: Ensuring Acceptance and Accessibility” will highlight our partnership with Autism Speaks. Founded in 2005, Autism Speaks is a nonprofit organization that has worked diligently to support groundbreaking science, effective advocacy and extensive family services in the U.S. and around the world. Autism Speaks remains dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, to increase understanding and acceptance of ASD.
All proceeds of the gala will go to Autism Speaks to support their advocacy campaigns and research into causes and better interventions for autism and related conditions. The fundraising event is not sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts nor will any of the proceeds benefit the Kennedy Center or its subsidiaries
6:00 PM - Reception, Nations Atrium
6:30 PM - Dinner
8:00 PM - Program and Performances, Terrace Theater
9:30 PM - Dessert
November 8, 2017
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts