Redstone donates $1 mil to Autism Speaks

Gift marks Viacom boss' biggest contribution to organization

Viacom boss Sumner Redstone will contribute $1 million to the advocacy group Autism Speaks.

The gift has been earmarked for scientific research into causes of autism and effective treatments. The donation represents his biggest contribution to Autism Speaks, which Redstone has supported in the past.

“I hope this contribution will inspire others to give to this wonderful organization that brings hope to all those dealing with autism,” Redstone said.