Announcing the 2018 Pardes Honorary Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health
The 2018 Pardes Honorary Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health is being awarded to Bob Wright and the late Suzanne Wright, the founders of Autism Speaks, for their unparalleled leadership in advancing autism research and increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder. The award will be presented at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation's International Awards Dinner in New York City on Friday, October 26, 2018 (click here for tickets).
“Thanks to the extraordinary vision of Bob and Suzanne Wright, scientists have been able to develop a better understanding of the structures of autism, which are leading to helpful interventions. There are evolving trends in research that point to the interconnectivity between autism and other medical conditions,” said Dr. Herbert Pardes, President of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s Scientific Council. “These and other research findings, as well as the growing public awareness of what autism is, and isn’t, are directly attributable to their pioneering leadership as philanthropists, catalysts for change, and humanitarians.”