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Autism Speaks Co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright Featured in the TIME 100 List of the Most Influential People in the World

May 14, 2008

TIME magazine has named Autism Speaks Co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright to its list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In the TIME 100 issue which hit the stands on Friday, May 2, the Wrights are featured in the "Heroes and Pioneers" category, alongside such figures as Tony Blair, Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Lance Armstrong. The TIME 100 features often-surprising pairings of the influentials and the guest contributors TIME selects

to write about them. This year's list includes Bill Clinton on Tony Blair, George Clooney on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Silvio Berlusconi on George W. Bush, Michelle Obama on Oprah Winfrey and Donny Osmond on Miley Cyrus. NBC News' Tom Brokaw writes about the Wrights' commitment to autism advocacy, sparked by their grandson Christian's autism diagnosis. Click here to view the whole story.