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Joe's Crab Shack and Houston Astros support Autism Awareness

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In the 1970's April was declared "National Autism Awareness Month." Since then April has become a month dedicated to education about autism and provide support and encouragement to the autistic community. This year the Houston Astros as well as participating area Joe's Crab Shacks are providing their support to the organization Autism Speaks.

How can you get involved?

Head to Joe’s Crab Shack to donate and receive coupons for free food. For every $1 donation, receive a free kids meal entrée; $5 donation for a free Crazy Good Crab Dip; and $10 donation for a free Classic Steampot. While readers are at Joe’s they can purchase a “Peace of the Puzzle” signature tie-dye T-shirt and 10 percent of proceeds will go to Autism Speaks.

Participate in the #JoesGoesBlue Instagram contest by posting a photo of yourself supporting Autism Speaks with the hashtag #JoesGoesBlue. At the end of the month Joe’s will award gift cards to photo winners and post photos on social media sites.

As one of Autism Speaks’ largest corporate partners, Joe’s raised more than $1 million in 2013 through in-restaurant donations, online donations and sales of Joe’s “Light It Up Blue” tie-dye T-shirts.

Take in an Astros game at Minute Maid Park on April 26 for the autism awareness game.

Find a Joe's Crab Shack near you.

Is your company or organization supporting Autism Awareness and support for families through special events or activities? Be sure to leave those activities in our comments section.