Upcoming "Night Of Too Many Stars" will benefit a variety of autism education and family service programs across the country thanks to Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions and Comedy Central. This event supports the overabundance of autistic individuals that so desperately need quality services. Link to source and more info
An initiative that will be supported by the event is The Institute for Brain Development – an all-inclusive diagnosis and treatment center positioned to undertake groundbreaking collaborative research into the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. New York Center for Autism has partnered with New York-Presbyterian and the medical school of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College.
Some recent news about The Institute for Brain Development: Officials with the Lieber Institute for Brain Development announced their selection of the Hopkins-affiliated biopark over four other medical research institutions across the country that vied to become its permanent home. The institute, which is funded by an endowment of more than $100 million, is expected to employ up to 60 researchers focusing on schizophrenia, stem cells, neurobiology and other brain-related fields. (link)
John Stewart is going to host the "Night of Too Many Stars" event with all the other trendy comedians. What ever happened to Steve Martin? He is timeless and really funny... No offense to Mr. Stewart!