In a post not too long ago--we told you that The U.S. House of Representatives earmarked nearly $1 billion for autism research. The money is spread out over 5 years and goes toward the search for more effective treatments--and maybe even a cure. NBC Universal Chairman and CEO Bob Wright and his wife Suzanne Wright became part of the fight after their grandson was diagnosed with the illness in 2004.
Together they founded Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for the disease that affects more than 1 million people in the U.S.
On "Street Signs" CNBC’s Erin Burnett spoke with both of them. Suzanne Wright called today an historic moment – "Congress has declared war on autism!"