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Autism Speaks No Longer Seeking Cure
by Michelle Diament for DisabilityScoop.com - Autism Speaks has a new mission statement, which includes a noticeably different tone and no mention of finding a cure for the developmental disorder.
Autism Speaks Co-Founder Dies At 69
Suzanne Wright, a co-founder of the nation's largest autism advocacy group, has died. Autism Speaks said that Wright died at her Connecticut home Friday after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Wright, who was 69, worked with her husband, Bob, to create Autism Speaks after their grandson was diagnosed with the developmental disorder.
Trump draws scornful rebuke for mocking reporter with disability
Businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump is under fire for mocking a New York Times reporter with a congenital joint condition during a campaign rally in South Carolina this week, drawing a scornful rebuke from the reporter and others who called Trump’s actions “despicable.”

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