WGBY’s documentary AUTISM: COMING OF AGE, presented by American Public Television and sponsored by MassMutual SpecialCare production, has received first place honors at the fifth annual National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation Television and Radio Journalism Awards. Check out a short trailer of the documentary:
Since autism affects the way children behave, learn, and interact in everyday situations, children with autism often have difficulties with communication and social interactions. The documentary provides an inside look at the lives of three adults with autism. Autism and disability experts from Massachusetts, New York, Washington, Virginia and Pennsylvania also discuss the current system, impending challenges, and possible outcomes for the future.
As noted in an earlier post, another great resource to pass along to families with autistic children can be found this month at PBS Parents in a feature on How To Help Children With Autism. Written by Fredda Brown, Ph.D., Sima Gerber, Ph.D. and Christopher M. Oliva, Ph.D. of Queens College, this “Inclusive Communities” segment has features on educational needs, team planning, and how to support children. Other Inclusive Communities segments include Family Rights, Special Education Evaluation, Assistive Technology and others.