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Jon Stewart has something epic in store for you, and it involves his buddy, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Yes, that Lin-Manuel Miranda. He’s won a Pulitzer Prize and written two Tony Award-winning musicals, but his next great work... is YOUR VOICEMAIL! Seriously. We hope you’re prepared to have the full power of Lin-Manuel’s creativity turned on you, because this MacArthur genius is going to lay down an epic freestyle rap all about your life for the ultimate outgoing voice message. Here’s how it’ll work: You’ll send Jon and Lin details about your job, your family, your hobbies—whatever matters to YOU—and Lin will spin them into hip hop gold. So get excited, put your phone on vibrate mode and watch as all your friends call in to hear this once-in-a-lifetime performance. “Leave a message after the beep” never sounded so cool.
NEXT for AUTISM is a nonprofit organization that transforms the national landscape of services for people with autism by strategically designing, launching and supporting innovative programs. They believe that individuals with autism have the potential to live fulfilling, productive lives when supported by excellent services and connected to their communities. While many organizations engage in advocacy or fund scientific research, NEXT For AUTISM addresses the needs of people with autism and their families across the country right now. They create and support exceptional educational, clinical and vocational programs, all cutting-edge, all with an eye towards affecting fundamental shifts in current approaches to autism services. Autism now affects an estimated 1 in 68 American children. The need for support far exceeds the current services available. With your donation, NEXT for AUTISM can continue to address the needs of individuals and families living with autism right now.