It seems that the couple who started Autism Speaks ten years ago, are stepping aside at Autism Speaks to allow the next generation to take the reigns. I find it appropriate that Brian Kelly, the new chairman has a 16 year old son on the spectrum.
Like Brian, I have a nearly 16 year old son and so the next challenge for the organization may be to focus on those children diagnosed with autism who are becoming adults. The article is entitled “Autism Speaks Sees Leadership Change” By Michelle Diament over at Disability Scoop.
Thank you Bob and Suzanne!