Raising awareness about Autism

Suzanne Wright

Research suggests autism affects approximately 67 million people worldwide. Autistic spectrum disorder affects the brain’s development of social and communication skills, and generally appears during the first three years of life, mainly in boys. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared April 2 World Autism Awareness Day. One of the people instrumental in that was the co-founder of the organization Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright. Julie Walker sat down with Wright to find out what drove her to become an autism awareness activist.

Duration: 3’31″

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