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August 16, 2014

NANTUCKET, MA (August 16, 2014) -- It was a perfect day for a walk on the beach at the Eighth Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks Walk on Nantucket. They gathered early at Jetties Beach to make the almost two mile trek for the three million Americans affected by autism.

August 16, 2013

The Nantucket Walk Now for Autism Speaks will take place on Saturday, August 17, at Jetties Beach. In anticipation of the event, Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright were profiled in the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror. Read the Inky story here.

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.

August 12, 2013

Nantucket is gearing up this week for its much-anticipated 2013 Walk Now for Autism Speaks Walk on Saturday, August 17, at Jetties Beach. Every year, the entire island seems to descend upon Jetties to join Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright as they walk for their grandson Christian, daughter Katie and son-in-law-Andreas. More than 1,000 people are expected this year – and all wearing Autism Speaks blue, as well as special t-shirts for their walk teams.

Thanks Bob for the introduction, guidance and support. The work we do day in and day out at the Autism Speaks offices all over the country is really driven by two things: by the families Suzanne spoke so eloquently about…. And by the rest of the autism world. Think of it—there is a whole world that has been created to treat, care for and educate those with autism from the time they are toddlers to adulthood. Tonight – I just want to focus on the teachers.

She’s such a hard act to follow! If passion could move mountains- Suzanne would have changed the landscape already…. Thank you all for coming out this evening. In all of my 44-years in law and business, I’ve realized this is what it’s about. Look around the room. Smart, caring people getting together to get it done. For the right reasons. For the right population. Hhhm. I guess I have the “Wright” name. (pause) It comes down to Integrity- doing the right thing – always.

Thank you Kate. Kate has been a great friend of ours for many years. What a wonderful woman she is. Fighting to keep America – thinking- and on its toes.

Just two years ago Bob was a part of the inaugural Nantucket Project entitled “Rethink.” Last year it was “Collective Intelligence.” Both are what we do every day at Autism Speaks. We use the collective intelligence of the best and brightest to make American think and rethink – what it knows about the most urgent childhood development disorder in the world: autism

July 21, 2013

Unconditional love and passion enveloped the more than 225 guests of the white-washed room at The Nantucket Hotel on Sunday night for the Kick-Off of the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Nantucket Walk. The unconditional love and passion arose from Bob and Suzanne Wright, the co-founders of Autism Speaks and autism grandparents. But, it was clear the crowd was truly reflecting it back to them.