A press briefing hosted by the Golden Hat Foundation in conjunction with the United Nations was held on World Autism Awareness Day in the Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium. The briefing focused on those with nonverbal autism, the "Forgotten Half of Autism." Statistics show that near 50% of individuals with autism have non-functional speech, this subset is rarely researched and often written off as intellectually disabled merely due to their low functioning motor skills including speech.
The speakers include: Mrs. Dorrit Moussaieff, First Lady of Iceland; Margret Bauman, M.D. Harvard Medical School; April Benasich, PhD, Rutgers University; John F. Connolly, PhD, McMasters University; Margret Ericsdottir, President and CEO of Golden Hat Foundation; and Portia Iversen, Advocate and Author.
The press briefing was presented by the UN Department of Public Information, the Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations and the Golden Hat Foundation, as part of World Autism Awareness Day 2012.
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