Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Toni Braxton turns out to be an ideal person to help bring autism awareness to another level. With four multi-platinum albums under her belt and over 40 million albums sold world-wide, Toni Braxton — the mother of two children, one of whom was recently diagnosed with autism — has been named a national celebrity spokesperson for the advocacy organization Autism Speaks.
In her first official appearance in her new role, Braxton performed at A Concert for Autism Speaks Featuring Bill Cosby, a star-filled night of comedy and music, on April 9 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City. “I became determined to join Autism Speaks in its battle against this devastating disorder when autism became a part of my family’s reality,” said Braxton. She further added- “Autism Speaks is making remarkable strides on so many fronts, from dramatically increasing awareness about autism to effectively fighting for more government resources for families and researchers. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to help advance this cause in any way I possibly can.”