For the first time, the Vatican held a conference on autism, “The Person with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Animating Hope,” Nov. 21-22. Among the attendees and speakers was Autism Speaks co-founders, Bob Wright ’65 and his wife Suzanne Wright. To close the conference, Pope Francis held a special mass for attendees and families.
Pope Francis greets Bob and Suzanne Wright at the Vatican.
Wright participates in a panel during the conference.
Bob Wright and his wife Suzanne receive a standing ovation after delivering remarks at the conference panel.
Photography by Autism Speaks.