Entertainment Tonight’s Keltie Knight emceed the evening, and actor Freddie Highmore who portrays a young surgeon with autism on ABC’s hit drama series THE GOOD DOCTOR accepted The Awareness Award being awarded to Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.
Autism Speaks annual Signature Fashion Gala ”Into The Blue” brought together over 400 influencers from the Southern California area to raise vital funds and awareness for autism research, advocacy, and resources for every stage of life. Taking a seat at the forefront of fashion and entertainment, celebrity and VIP guests enjoyed a variety of one-of-a-kind surprises to delight and entertain throughout the evening, including gourmet craft cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, surprise live performances, a silent and live auction, and a curated runway show by the iconic fashion brand ESCADA.
Following the runway show, an awards program will honor individual and corporate leaders for their commitment to enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
About Autism Speaks:
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. We empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span. To find resources, join a fundraising walk or make a donation, go to www.AutismSpeaks.org.