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Autism Speaks Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Awareness Month, at the New York Stock Exchange

On the morning of April 1,  Suzanne and Bob Wright, co-founders of Autism Speaks, and Toni Braxton, six time Grammy Award-winner and Autism Speaks spokesperson, along with other supporters, were on hand to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month.  Watch the video below. The Wrights and Braxton were interviewed on CNBC to discuss World Autism Awareness Day.

Global Bell Ringing Across NYSE Euronext Markets in Honor of World Autism Awareness Day; Here, Autism Speaks Co-founders, supporters at the New York Stock Exchange

  1. steve
    April 2, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Do you all serve any people of color. Why is it important to light up blue when states are cutting funding. Do you care at all about people who are losing medicaid funding. I doubt you do. All your about is helping white people who are rich.

    • Jessica
      April 2, 2011 at 8:30 am

      steve- u apparently have a chip on your shoulder about race. Light it up blue is for all who are affected by autism, regardless of color. You apparently are Not affected by it which is why YOU do not care. Today is not about medicade funding, its about autism awareness. Do some research.

    • elizabeth
      April 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      Steve- that is the most unacceptable comment that I have ever seen. My son is affected by Autism, he will never be a typical kid. Invest in 401k so you can afford your own insurance and stop living off of the government. I am not rich not even middle class and without the help of specialized insurance my 3 year old son would still not be speaking.

  2. Dan
    October 19, 2011 at 12:38 am

    You guys are awesome. I have been working with autistic kids for two years now and eveything you guys keep doing is really amazing! You have touched so many hearts its unbelievable. Thank you!

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