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Toni Braxton - Activist


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This presentation is by a student in the online class, "Acting Up - Using Theater & Technology for Social Change" at DePaul University's School for New Learning. Tom Tresser, instructor.

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Toni Braxton - Activist

  1. 1. Toni Braxton and Autism
  2. 2. About Toni... Six time Grammy Award winner Singer/songwriter Reality TV start Mother of autistic son 2007 National Celebrity Spokesperson for Autism Speaks 2012 Global Autism Ambassador for Autism Speaks
  3. 3. All about Autism... Autism (ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a non-verbal disability that usually effects a person within the first 3 years of their life A neurological disorder that effects a persons communication, motor and social skills 1 out of 88 children are detected with Autism No cure but improves through therapy
  4. 4. Tonis Involvement Autism Speaks
  5. 5. Since the diagnosis... Since 2006, Tonis son Diezel has made tremendous progress through Occupational and Speech Therapies. Diezel is attending public school enrolled in Special Education classes. Toni continues to advocate about early detection.
  6. 6. Video of Toni on her life, including Autism
  7. 7. Reaching out for help... /learn-about-autism To see Braxtons ad for Autism Speaks go to:
  8. 8. Works Cited1. "Autism Speaks." Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks Inc., 2012. Web. 14 May 2012. <>.2. "Toni Braxton Speaks Out About Son’s Autism." 9 Feb. 2012. Web. 15 May 2012. < >.3. Hamilton, Lynn M. Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help. Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook, 2000. Print.4. Goddard, Carolyn. "Toni Braxton on Autistic Son: I Knew He Was Different." SheKnows. SheKnows LLC, A Division of AtomicOnline LLC, 9 Feb. 2012. Web. 15 May 2012. < >5. "What Is Autism? What Causes Autism?" Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 03 May 2012. Web. 14 May 2012. < /info/autism/> .