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World Autism Awareness Day Announcement Reception at United Nations

December 04, 2007

On Nov. 27, Autism Speaks Co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright joined H.E. Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, at a press conference announcing that April 2 will be designated World Autism Awareness Day following the adoption of the Qatari resolution on World Autism Awareness Day at the plenary of the Third Committee. Read more about the press conference.

Following the press conference, Ambassador Al-Nasser hosted a reception at the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to celebrate the adoption of the resolution in the Third Committee. In attendance were representatives from countries who supported the resolution as well as members of the autism community.

From left, H.E. Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser, Suzanne Wright, Sheikha Alya Ahmed Bin Saif Al-Thani, Counselor, and Bob Wright

View highlights from the reception at the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar.
YouTube Video ~ 7 minutes

Suzanne Wright, center, with Walk Now for Autism New York City Chair Jesse Mojica and Anna Mojica

CNBC's Sue Herera, left, with Bob Wright, Suzanne Wright and H.E. Ambassador Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser

H.E. Ahmed Hassan Mohamed Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Yemen, left, with Ambassador Al-Nasser

Ambassador Al-Nasser, right, with Charge d?Affaires of Saudi Arabia Mr. Abdullatif Sallam

From left, Bob Wright, H.E. Ahmed Al-Jarman, Ambassador of U.A.E., and H.E. Tawfeeq Almasoor, Ambassador of Bahrain

H.E. Mohammad Al-Allaf Ambassador of Jordan, left, with Bob Wright