If everyone gave just $10 by texting STARS to 50555, you could help create many more quality schools, programs and services that are so desperately needed by the growing autism population. Jodi was lucky enough to get into one of the few schools available to help her reach her potential. Please help us give many more kids and adults with autism the same chance Jodi got.
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Katy Perry and Jodi DiPiazza sang "Firework" at the Beacon Theater in New York on Oct 13. "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs" is hosted by Jon Stewart and raises money with NYCA (New York Collaborates for Autism) to support and create autism programs, schools, and services all over the country. Programs covering everything from the intensive education kids with autism need at a young age to social training for adults who want to contribute in the workplace. We've even created a "Teach the Teachers" program that helps train more teachers to work in the public school systems, for the many kids with autism who can't get into the few quality schools that can help them. 1 in 88 kids are now diagnosed on the Autistic spectrum. Many great organizations support research to unravel the mystery behind this condition. Night of Too Many Stars is working to help people who live with autism now.
Our deepest thanks to Comedy Central and to the incredible performers who supported this cause at "Night of Too Many Stars," including Bill Burr, Hannibal Burress, Louis CK, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Carly Rae Jepsen, Harvey Keitel, Tom Morello, Katy Perry, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, Ben Stiller, Sting, Chris Matthews, Bill O'Reilly, Paula Deen, Kevin Bacon, Liev Schreiber, Steve Schirripa, Jenni "J-Woww" Farley and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola. Bill Hader, Tom Hanks, Jimmy Kimmel, Jack McBrayer, Seth Meyers, Julianne Moore, Al Pacino, Jerry Seinfeld and Deron Williams all participated in the live phone bank. Tracy Morgan, Conan O'Brien, Nick Offerman, Rob Riggle and J.B. Smoove also contributed great comedy to our event. For more highlights go to http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD7nPL1U-R5oQRBMDHXwFM1srbI-Smmqm