Ben Hartranft is a self-advocate, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. Ben has achieved many dreams, from getting a job and a driver’s license to becoming an Eagles Autism Challenge Ambassador to promoting autism awareness on The Ellen Show!

Jamiel Owens is a father to Shane, who is on the autism spectrum. Jamiel has a passion for speaking to and engaging with other men who have children with autism. He founded The Ausome Show, where he has had an opportunity to interview self-advocates, like Ben, as well as other parents and community members.

Friday nights from 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST, Ben and Jamiel co-host The Ben & J Show, a LIVE webinar that features a variety of exciting guests to talk about autism awareness. We invite you to join us in on the conversation!

Watch the latest Ben and J Show here!


Upcoming Event

The Ben and J Show Featuring Kenny Valdivia

Kenny was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Diagnosed with autism as an infant, his life has been “one heck of a rollercoaster”. In 2019, he started to make Youtube videos sharing his personal stories of living with autism. He used to keep his autism hidden, but now, he is ready to open up and be vulnerable. Kenny’s goal is to help others find their true potential, overcome struggles, and spread his cause to people from all walks of life, especially the film and music industry.

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