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Israel Must Do More to Raise Awareness about Autism

April 29, 2008

Suzanne Wright talks in numbers. For her, the world is clearly measured in the percentages of children and adults who suffer from the neurobiological development disorder known as autism, and for her those figures speak louder than a thousand words.

"In your [former] country, the UK, the percentage is very high: One in 80 children is diagnosed with autism," begins Suzanne, as we sit together in her suite at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem on Monday.

Later on in our interview, she adds that in her native US, it's one out of every 150 children, with one in 94 boys being diagnosed - and in Israel, the official estimate is one in 214.
Read more from The Jerusalem Post.

Read more coverage of Autism Speaks co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright's visit to Israel:

CNN's Atika Shubert reports on an Israeli program that integrates autistic adults into society. Watch video coverage from CNN, featuring interviews with Bob and Suzanne Wright