CHICAGO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Autism advocacy hits home for Ahmad Islam, one of the city’s top business leaders. Islam, co-founder and managing partner of Chicago-based marketing agency, commonground, and Chicago Autism Speaks board member, is the father of nine-year-old Gabriel, who was diagnosed with autism five years ago. Islam is rallying support from colleagues, friends, family and his professional network to participate in the 9th annual Chicago Walk Now for Autism Speaks event. The walk will be held Saturday, May 12 at Soldier Field. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walk officially begins at 10:30 a.m.

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