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CNN Announces Global Coverage for First World Autism Awareness Day

Multiplatform Effort Will Report on Science, Intervention and Resources for Parents on Wednesday, April 2
April 01, 2008


CNN will use its unparalleled newsgathering resources to report on the global impact and latest science of the developmental syndrome of autism for the first “World Autism Awareness Day.” Online as well as on CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN en Español and Headline News, CNN will report on medical insights, information on treatments and intervention, and details about services available for those living with autism for the inaugural international awareness day on Wednesday, April 2.

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CNN Interview with Autism Speaks co-founder Suzanne Wright

Portia Iversen on Autism: Sharing the Experience
Portia Iverson, co-founder of Cure Autism Now (CAN), which merged with Autism Speaks last year, appeared early this morning on CNN International. Portia is the author of Strange Son, a story of two mothers' quest to help their children with autism.

Suzanne Wright and Ambassador Al-Nasser on the Importance of Autism Awareness
Suzanne Wright and Ambassador Al-Nasser of the State of Qatar discuss World Autism Awareness Day.

UN Chief DPI/NGO Juan Carlos Brandt and Jacqueline Aidenbaum-Brandt on Raising Autism Awareness
Juan Carlos Brand, the Chief of the Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Orginizatiosn for the United Nations and his wife Jacqueline Aidenbaum-Brandt speak about their personal experiences with autism.

Jacqueline Aidenbaum-Brandt on Mothers and Autism

Autism in Triplets
The Milsteins, parents of triplets, two of whom have autism, discuss the day-to-day challenges and joys of their family.

Click here for CNN's complete autism coverage: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2008/news/autism/