Orioles, Autism Speaks to host Autism Awareness Day at Oriole Park on April 26

In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, the Orioles will partner with Autism Speaks to host Autism Awareness Day on Thursday, April 26, when the Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Discounted Upper Reserve tickets are available for purchase at www.orioles.com/autism, with $5 for every ticket sold benefitting Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure to autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

The following resources will also be available for Autism Awareness Day at Oriole Park:

* Quiet Room: Families looking to get some reprieve for a few innings can visit Suite 73. Families can still watch the game from this area, but in a quieter, climate-controlled suite.

* Information Booth: Fans can stop by the Orioles Community Booth inside of Gate D to learn more about autism, Autism Speaks, and resources available in the Baltimore community.

Additionally, PJ Shafer, co-founder of The Shafer Center for Early Intervention, and member of the Board of Directors for Itineris of Baltimore, a foundation serving adults with autism in the Baltimore region, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

For more information or to purchase tickets for Autism Awareness Day, fans can visit www.orioles.com/autism.