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UN Panel Will Focus on Solving the Autism Public Health Puzzle

In celebration of the fourth annual United Nations World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks is co-sponsoring a panel discussion today “Solving the Autism Public Health Puzzle: Regional and International Collaboration” at the United Nations beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET, with the Bangladesh Mission and the United States Mission. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will open the meeting and panelists include Geri Dawson, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer at Autism Speaks, Shekhar Saxena, M.D., World Health Organization, Professor Saima Wazed Hossain, Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Autism in Bangladesh and Ms. Amy Gravino, Asperger’s Syndrome College Coach and Self-Advocate.

The event streamed live on the UN Webcast site.  We will update this post with a link to the video once it is available in an archived form.

Julie Walker sat down with Suzanne Wright on United Nations Radio to find out what drove her to become an autism awareness activist. Click here to listen to the interview.

  1. Ferdousi Rahman
    April 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    It was an excellent move by Samina Wazed. Congratulation !

  2. Jodi knudsen
    April 7, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I am a nurse living just south of Seattle with close access to NW Trek. I have an autistic neighbor boy who is 14 and a special needs 2 year old. If Dan is looking for ab opportunity to visit our area we would love for him and his parents to stay with us to investigate the area. Please email me if you would like a vacation opportunity.

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