I’m curious about the reason for Mark Roithmayr’s departure, if only because no explanation has been given to this point. I hope this is simply a career change.
Autism Speaks today announced that Liz Feld, a respected executive with a strong track record of accomplishment in both the public and private sectors, has been named the organization’s new president. The appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced by Autism Speaks Co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright. Mark Roithmayr has resigned as president after serving in the position since 2005.
via Former Larchmont Mayor Appointed President of Autism Organization – Larchmont-Mamaroneck, NY Patch.
More on the scary new autism prevalence numbers released by the CDC today – this from Marc Roithmayr, president of Autism Speaks:
Merriam-Webster defines the word epidemic as “Excessively prevalent. Affecting a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community or region at the same time.”
With the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers now showing that 1 in 88 children in the United States are being diagnosed with autism – nearly a doubling of the prevalence since the CDC began tracking these numbers – autism can now officially be declared an epidemic in the United States.