Autism Speaks Co-Founders Bob and Suzanne Wright Receive Honorary Degrees at Saint Joseph’s University
Autism Speaks Co-Founders Bob and Suzanne Wright received Honorary Degrees at Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14. The Wrights were recognized for their professional accomplishments, particularly, the vision and leadership in founding and building Autism Speaks – North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. SJU awarded honorary degrees to Bob and Suzanne in recognition of their selfless dedication to, and for, others.
During their time on the SJU campus the Wrights visited the university’s new Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. The mission of the Center is to provide multi-disciplinary education and research opportunities for students, teachers, professionals, and parents who seek to improve and extend opportunities, outcomes, quality of life and best practices in treatment for people withAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The Center offers services, resources, and information; support and guidance; and tools for public and individual advocacy that contributes to improved autism awareness and care. Additionally, students who minor in autism education receive hands-on training at the facility.
Here are photos from the Kinney Center and the Graduation Exercises
To read the Wright’s 2011 St. Joseph’s University Commencement Address, please click here.