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World Autism Awareness Day

Autism Speaks Co-Founders Take to Airwaves to Heighten Awareness

April 04, 2014

Autism Speaks Co-Founders Suzanne and Bob Wright gave a series of interviews to kick off Autism Awareness Month. See video and find links below.  

Andrea Mitchell Reports - Air date April 2

The Wrights spoke with Andrea Mitchell about World Autism Awareness Day, the Light It Up Blue campaign and Autism Speaks' commitment to turning awareness into action.

Bob Wright Talks Autism Activism on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart"

April 04, 2014

April 4 - Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright appeared on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart" on April 3. Wright and host Alix Steel discussed the future needs of children living with autism, the importance of raising awareness, the role of the federal government and Autism Speaks's new partnership with Sesame Street, among other topics.

World Autism Awareness Day and NBA's Deron Williams Featured on ESPN

April 03, 2014

(April 3, 2014) -- Last night, the NBA on ESPN's game between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, featured a video PSA  highlighting Autism Speaks and World Autism Awareness Day. The video also highlighted 3-time all star Brooklyn Nets point guard and Autism Speaks Ambassador Deron Williams, who has a son on the autism spectrum.

After the video played announcers Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy discussed autism awareness. A transcript of their discussion is below....

Autism Speaks Brings Awareness Message to Wall Street

April 02, 2014

New York, NY (April 2, 2014) - Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright rang the NYSE Closing Bell in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, along with Autism Speaks President Liz Feld, IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. President and NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer, Autism Speaks Board Member Alison Niederauer, Autism Speaks Board Member Mel Karmazin, Joe’s Crab Shack President Jim Mazany, Major League Baseball’s VP of Community Affairs Tom Brasuell, VP of Public Relations for Tiffany & Co.

The World Shines a Bright Blue Light to Raise Autism Awareness

Thousands of Iconic Landmarks, Communities and Homes in 118 Countries on all Seven Continents Join Autism Speaks for its Fifth Annual “Light It Up Blue” Campaign

On April 2nd Autism Speaks celebrated its fifth annual international Light It Up Blue Autism Awareness Day campaign.

April 02, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 2, 2014) – Today, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is celebrating its fifth annual international Light It Up Blue Autism Awareness Day campaign. Thousands of iconic landmarks, communities, businesses and homes across the globe will unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families around the world living with autism.