Holly Robinson Peete Opens Up on Autism Live® About Motherhood, the Teen Years and the Future of Autism
Actress Holly Robinson Peete will appear on Autism Live® this Friday, March 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. PDT, for a one-hour segment.
LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2014) – Actress and autism advocate Holly Robinson Peete will appear on Autism Live® for a live, hour-long segment on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT, to discuss motherhood, the teen years, and the future of autism. Peete has a 16-year-old son with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and will share her knowledge and experience that she has accumulated over the years. Viewers also have the chance to win two nabi tablets from Fuhu, Inc. Tablets are helpful for individuals with ASD, as they aid in teaching new skills; facilitate communication and data collection; and serve as a reward to reinforce desired behaviors.
“We are thrilled to welcome Holly back to the show to offer advice and answer questions for our viewers,” said Shannon Penrod, host of Autism Live®. “Being the parent of a individual with autism, I know firsthand how important it is to have an advocate like Holly in our community.” Autism Live® is a popular web show for the autism community that provides information and resources to families living with autism and gives viewers the opportunity to ask questions live on the show. Penrod will speak to Peete about the future of autism, what she has learned being the mother to a teenage son with autism, news from the HollyRod Foundation, and cutting-edge technology to help individuals with ASD.
The hour-long segment airs live on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. PDT, on www.autismlive.com and will be available online thereafter. Viewers must tune in to the live show for details on how to win the two nabi tablets.
About Autism Live®
Autism Live® is an interactive web show providing support, resources, information, facts, entertainment, and inspiration to parents, teachers, and practitioners working with individuals on the autism spectrum. Viewers are encouraged to participate by asking questions of experts, offering suggestions for upcoming topics, and sharing their individuals’ progress. For more information, visit www.autism-live.com.
About Holly Robinson Peete
Actress, author, talkshow host, activist and philanthropist, Holly Robinson Peete has been touched by the entertainment industry all of her life. Her career as an actress dates back more than two decades and has led her to becoming a voice for her father, her son and her community. In 1997, Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, formed the HollyRod Foundation, inspired by her father’s courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease, with the mission to help improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s. Then, in 2005, inspired by their eldest son’s autism diagnosis, HollyRod Foundation’s mission expanded to provide support and resources to those affected by an autism diagnosis. Through the HollyRod Foundation and her family’s personal experiences, Robinson Peete has become an advocate for consistent and reliable education, outreach and support for both Parkinson’s and autism. For more information, visit www.hollyrod.org.