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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

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 To read the Wright’s 2011 St. Joseph’s University Commencement Address, please click here.

  1. May 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Congratulations! What a wonderful honor for all the great work that they do.

  2. Sarah
    May 25, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Wright!

  3. Cindy
    May 28, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Dear Susan, I am a grandmother of a remarkable 3yr. old with Autism who has, through therapy and loving parents made significant triumphs, have created a site on facebook called Marshall’s Mafia Awareness and Cure for Autism and have close to 80 members. My question, to you is am I doing is legal? I refer all donations, which I have not received, to your website Autism Speaks, but I thought it would be an avenue for getting the word out. If I am please notify me. I just want to get the word out about Autism Speaks. We live in No. California. Thanks for all your contributions and help, but word of mouth speaks volumes. Please let me know if what I am doing is wrong..

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