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World Autism Awareness Day 2015

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:00 / Location: United Nations Headquarters in New York, Conference Building, Conference Room 4

The launch of a Call to Action inviting business to make concrete commitments to employ persons with autism took place at an event entitled Employment: The Autism Advantage in observance of World Autism Awareness Day on Thursday, 2 April 2015.

Speakers included Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Jack Markell of Delaware, and business executives from Ernst & Young, Freddie Mac, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, SAP and more. Bill Blakemore, award winning correspondent with ABC News, moderated.

Further information on the event is available on the WAAD website.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE