Kiyo Akasaka

Panel Discussion: on “Solving the Autism Public Health Puzzle: Regional and International Collaboration” (Co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh, Autism Speaks, and DPI)

Introductory remarks by Mr. Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for the UN Department of Public Information;
Opening remarks by the Secretary-General; the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh; and Bob and Suzanne Wright, Co-founders of Autism Speaks.

Panelists: Dr. Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D, Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks; Ms. Amy Gravino, Asperger’s Syndrome College Coach and Self-Advocate; Ms. Salma Wazed Hossain, Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Autism in Bangladesh; Dr. Shekhar Saxena, M.D. Director, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization (WHO).
Moderator: Mr. Russ Mitchell, Anchor CBS Evening News

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