autism

  • April 22, 2011   BY Jenny Marder  

    As part of the NewsHour’s Autism Now series, here’s a look at the basics on autism: what it is, how it is treated and key resources. Those looking for more information can also call the Autism Response Team at Autism Speaks at 888-AUTISM 2. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011  

    Below is an extended transcript excerpt from the Autism Now series, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Bridget Taylor, director of the Alpine Learning Group in Alpine, N.J., on adults with autism. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011  

    Below is an extended transcript excerpt from the Autism Now series, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Dr. Peter Gerhardt, director of adolescent education, McCarton School, New York City, on adults with autism. Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011  

    For public school systems, the demand for special educational and treatment resources for children with autism often outpaces what is available. In the fourth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil looks at how two schools in the New York City area handle teaching children and teens with autism. Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011  

    As part of our Autism Now series of reports, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Rima Ritholtz, principal of Bronx autism charter school PS 176, on the schooling and treatment options for those with autism. Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011   BY Judy Woodruff  

    Editor’s note: This entry has been revised and updated from its original posting. Our co-founder Robert MacNeil’s reports this week on autism are drawing a large response from NewsHour viewers, reminding us of the power of effective story-telling and the … Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011  

    As part of our Autism Now series, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Jesse Mojica, director of education policy for the Bronx borough president, on treatment and education for children with the disorder. Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011  

    As part of our Autism Now series, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Julie Fisher, director of the Charter School for Autism in New York City, on treatment and schooling for children with the disorder. Continue reading

  • April 20, 2011  

    The rise in the number of reported autism cases has caused a surge in research to find the causes. For the latest thinking, Robert MacNeil speaks with four leading researchers about the issue. It’s part three of the Autism Now series of reports. Continue reading

  • April 20, 2011  

    Below is an extended transcript excerpt from the Autism Now series, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Dr. David Amaral, research director at the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis, on the causes of autism. Continue reading