Let's Make Waves.

Make Waves was founded by Kristyn Roth, to create an efficient and effective way to raise money for Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue Campaign. It is a multi-tiered campaign platform that raises money through e-commerce, direct donations, and donation-based event support. All of the money raised will be matched by a private non-profit corporation that strongly supports Autism Speaks’ mission & dedication to raising awareness, education, and research programs for Autism.

Through partnerships with like-minded brands, companies, and influencers, Make Waves offers a well-rounded opportunity for consumers to interact and make a difference for Autism Awareness. Whether consumers are purchasing a supported product on the website, making a direct donation, or attending a Make Waves event, they have the added knowledge that their contribution makes twice the difference through our matched donation model.


kristyn roth



Kristyn simply wants to make a difference. She is the CMO and Co-Founder of KoaWare, a customizable, lead-generating website platform for Real Estate Marketing, and Founder of 21 fish., a boutique marketing agency. She is a marketing enthusiast, workout-nut, water-bug, french-fry-obsessed-seafood-eating-green-juice-drinking foodie, that can usually be found in a bikini. Above all, she loves someone with autism who is singlehandedly responsible for making her a better and more complete person.

Follow her journey on Instagram!

derek roth



Derek breaks molds wherever he goes. He obliterates walls, and knocks down stereotypes. He ignites smiles and spreads contagious laughter. He brightens people's days through his positivity, friendliness, and engaging attitude. He can usually be found singing The Beach Boys, floating in the ocean, and sneaking food from the fridge after hours. He loves Disney Movies and has a special talent for unearthing long-since-forgotten movie titles and scouring the interwebs for limited edition releases. He graduated High School and college, and has held jobs in customer service, and operations. He's a great cook who spoils the family with "cheat meals", and wants to go into the restaurant industry. Above all, he will continue to inspire and change the world for the better.

Follow his adventures on Instagram!

Autism Speaks


“Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.”

World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), observed on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health priority. Every year on World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks celebrates its international “Light It Up Blue” campaign. Thousands of iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. Individuals everywhere wear blue in honor of our community.
This April, we pledge to Light it Up Blue in honor of Autism Awareness Month.


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