Autism Speaks mourns the loss of Co-founder Suzanne Wright

Autism Speaks mourns the loss of Co-founder Suzanne Wright

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved co-founder Suzanne Wright, who fought a courageous nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

What Suzanne Wright has done to raise awareness of autism is immeasurable. Even during the past few difficult months, her determination never wavered. For more than a decade, she has been a tireless advocate on the national and international stage: at the United Nations, on Capitol Hill, at Autism Speaks Walks nationwide, and in personal letters of support to individuals and families affected by autism. Suzanne sparked a global conversation with one question: How can we help people with autism live their best possible lives? Persuading the world to see the potential in each child and adult on the vast autism spectrum is her greatest legacy. As we look to the future, Autism Speaks remains committed to advancing the important mission she began.

More information on Suzanne’s life and legacy is available on

Angela & Brian

Angela Geiger                                                       Brian Kelly
President & CEO                                                  Chairman of the Board


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