(July 25, 2014) - Autism Speaks co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright were honored for their philanthropic work at GE Capital in Norwalk, Conn. Bob Wright spoke before an audience comprised of GE employees and called for advocacy on the grassroots level like in the work place. Mr. Wright is the former President of GE Financial Services and called on companies to join large employers, such as JP Morgan and IBM, which offer employee health plans that cover treatments for autism.
Mr. Wright also discussed the importance of the Americans with Disabilities Act which celebrated its 24th anniversary this week and was signed by President George H. W. Bush. The technology behind Autism Speaks' 10K Genomes Program was broken down by Mr. Wright. Mrs. Wright took to the podium to talk about the success of Light It Up Blue, a global awareness campaign that takes place throughout the month of April.
The video below was played at the event during Mr. and Mrs. Wright's introduction.