Welcome to www.pushingpastautism.org  !

*links to autism charities and resources

*announcements and links to autism fund raising events

*place to buy t-shirts, hats and other gifts that benefit

501(c)(3) autism charities (coming soon)


this webpage is rebuilding and will contain links to autism charities and resources, as well as links to certain fundraising events that benefit individuals on the autism spectrum.


to prevent fraud and uncertainty i will only post links to charity organizations that are registered 501(c)(3) organizations and events for which donations are made directly to 501(c)(3) organizations.  


so please do check back from time to time for announcements and information.


if you have questions or if you are interested in having me post your link, send your inquiry to:



how did “pushing past autism” get started?


In 2008 i organized and ran a charity event called “pushing past autism 2008”, which was an event in which participants did as many pushups as they could within 4 hours in order to raise money for two charities--- the autism society of connecticut and the doug flutie jr. foundation for autism.

the event was successful.  we had many donors and sponsors who provided cash, door prizes, volunteer services, and advertising.  we raised awareness and significant money for the two organizations.


here is a message that was posted on the original site:


Message from the Founder and Organizer of Pushing Past Autism


Thank you for visiting the web site. I hope you will be able to contribute to this very important cause. The idea for this event came to me after realizing the enormous amount of work and costs associated with finding, implementing, and paying for an adequate education and therapy program for our son, Benjamin, who was born in 2003 and diagnosed with autism when he was approximately two years old. We wanted to help other families who may have less resources at their disposal, and we knew that the only way this could be done is to enlist the help of many other people, like you. Please join me on June 7, 2008, when I will personally do 2003 pushups in honor of the year my son, Benny, was born.


Thank you,


Lawrence Cruz


charity event announcements


As of july 2010, i have no events planned at this moment, but i urge you to check out the upcoming events for some of the charities that i support by visiting their websites”


charity organizations that i support


(if you would like to place your link here please send an email request to me.)


The autism society of connecticut:  http://www.autismsocietyofct.org/index.htm

the doug flutie jr. foundation for autism:  http://www.dougflutiejrfoundation.org/

the greg haugen foundation :  http://greghaugenfoundation.org/

the dan marino foundation :  http://www.danmarinofoundation.org/

pinning down autism (members of the wrestling community committed to batting autism) : 


autism society of america :  http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer


other organizations that generously supported pushing past autism

beastskills - tutorials for bodyweight feats :  http://www.beastskills.com/

BLUU cafe and ultra lounge (danbury, ct) :  http://www.bluudanbury.com/


check out my other website, too :

http://sites.google.com/site/warmemorialkarate/ for karate and boxing lessons at a non-profit community center