President and CEO of Autism Speaks
The world of autism has changed considerably since we were founded in 2005, when the estimated prevalence was 1 in 166. Core to our mission since our founding has been to increase screening and lowering the age of diagnosis, especially in minority populations. This news could not be more rewarding to the thousands of Autism Speaks advocates, volunteers and community partners, as well as campaign partners Ad Council and BBDO whose award-winning work made this possible. It shows that when non-profits make an issue a priority, change happens.