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August 27, 2014

(August 28, 2014) - Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright sat down with Kate Brosnan on Nantucket Community Television to discuss the resource center on the island and the recent walk event. Watch the NCTV episode above. 

Nantucket Walk Now for Autism Speaks
August 17, 2013

NANTUCKET, MA (August 17, 2013) -- Unity was the theme of the Seventh Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks walk on Nantucket.

“We are in this together” Suzanne Wright told the crowd of hundreds of walkers of all ages. They gathered early at Jetties Beach on a crisp, sunny morning to make the almost two mile trek for the three million Americans affected by autism.

"Cruise Night for Autism Speaks" Kicks into Gear Ahead of Nantucket Walk
August 16, 2013


Nantucket, Mass.
United States

Cruising took on a whole new meaning on Nantucket tonight.

The millionaire yachts were left docked at their slips.

Instead, people from across the island descended upon Don Allen Ford for a car show – in honor of Autism Speaks and the Nantucket Walk.

Kids played in a bounce house while the adults feasted on delicious summer barbecue and checked out the cars- from new to old.   The Autism Speaks Fedex NASCAR car #11 from Joe Gibbs Racing was by far the most popular car.

Suzanne and Bob Wright at the Don Allen Ford Event

On Saturday, August 20, 2011 nearly 1000 people turned out at Jetties Beach for the fifth annual Nantucket Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The walkers raised over $330,000 in support of Autism Speaks’ initiatives.

Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright were featured in the most recent issue of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, known as the Inky. The story, focusing on grandparents of children with autism, talks to the importance of the involvement of grandparents when a child is diagnosed with autism, or even before. Grandparents are often the first ones to notice signs that a child isn’t meeting their developmental milestones.

September 05, 2007

Autism Speaks Co-founder Suzanne Wright addressed a group of fifty teachers at Nantucket High School's Professional Development Day on Tuesday, August 28, 2007, and announced the development of an autism resource center at the school. After her speech, she introduced Dr. Ivy Feldman, a clinical psychologist specializing in child psychology and Educational Director at the McCarton School, and Dr. Ann Densmore, a speech and language consultant for private and public schools, who presented on various education techniques.

Autism Speaks, In the News, Suzanne Wright Addresses Teachers at Nantucket High School