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November 30, 2012

NEW YORK (November 30, 2012) -- Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright demanded a national strategy to address America's autism epidemic during an appearance on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports.

"This is a national crisis and there is no sense of urgency," Wright said, a day after delivering the same message to the House Oversight Committee in Washington. "Yesterday's hearing should have been called, 'Who's in charge here'?"

November 29, 2012

Update: Bob Wright on Andrea Mitchell Reports. Watch here

WASHINGTON, DC (November 29, 2012) -- Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today the federal government has failed to respond to the nation's growing autism epidemic with the sense of urgency it deserves. The committee pledged to dig deeper into the issue.