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At the height of Autism Awareness Month, AT&T is collaborating with Holly Robinson Peete, a well-known and influential celebrity, mother to a child with autism and activist in the autism community, to launch Speak Hope.  Speak Hope is a social sharing initiative that drives donations to support Robinson Peete’s HollyRod Foundation’s Gift of Voice program.  The program offers tablets with specially-designed apps to children with autism; in essence providing them with a voice.  AT&T is committed to making technology accessible and beneficial to everyone, which is why we are proud to team up with the HollyRod Foundation on this important initiative.

Does technology positively impact someone you know who lives with autism? Here’s how your participation can help make a difference:

  • Share Stories of Success – Go to the AT&T Speak Hope Facebook page at to submit your story about how technology has made a positive impact in the life of someone living with autism for a chance to meet Holly Robinson Peete and attend the 16th Annual DesignCare Gala, which will benefit the HollyRod Foundation. You could win a VIP experience to hang out with Holly, enjoy some cocktails and walk the Red Carpet in the lively city of LA – for a good cause!
  • Drive Donations of Technology – Engage with the community by Tweeting or retweeting using the hashtag #ATTSpeakHope or “Like” the Speak Hope Facebook page and AT&T will donate $1 to the HollyRod Foundation, up to $25,000, through 6/30/14.  See for details.

AT&T will donate $1 to the HollyRod Foundation ( for each Facebook “Like” on the Speak Hope Facebook page and for each tweet or retweet that uses the hashtag #ATTSpeakHope between 4/21/14 and 6/30/14, for a minimum donation of $15,000 up to the maximum of $25,000.  Limit one Facebook “Like” per person.  See for details. SWEEPS: No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 US who are of majority age. Ends 6/30/14. See rules at Void where prohibited.

Learn more about how tablets are used as teaching tools for children with autism and related disorders.