Larry King to Be Honored for Autism Advocacy

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Norman Lear, Seth Gordon and Susan Sarandon are among the event committee who will salute King's humanitarian efforts on Nov. 11 at the Autism Movement Therapy’s 2017 D.R.E.A.M. gala in Beverly Hills.

Famed TV and radio host Larry King will be honored for his humanitarian efforts on Nov. 11 (his 84th birthday) at the Autism Movement Therapy’s 2017 D.R.E.A.M. gala at The Montage in Beverly Hills.

In addition to starting the Larry King Cardiac Foundation in 1998, he has raised over $150,000 in donations for helping autistic children in the past year. King kept autism a relevant topic on Larry King Live and most recently on Larry King Now.

“For his many years supporting this often-misunderstood cause, we are proud to salute this master of the microphone who has hosted a who’s who of celebrities and world leaders at his TV desk for nearly 60 years,“ Autism Movement Therapy president Joanne Lara said in a statement.

Lyn and Norman Lear, Dan Aykroyd, Seth Gordon, Carl Reiner, Susan Sarandon, Chris Hardwick  D.L. Hughley and Holly Robinson Peete are among the event's gala committee. Tony-winning actor Joe Mantegna will also be on hand to help recognize the night's honorees.

The event will also honor Dr. Temple Grandin, actress Laura San Giacomo and entrepreneur Timothy Sykes. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Autism Movement Therapy and the Autism Works Now program, which help autistic youth transition into employment.