autism

  • April 26, 2011  

    In response to Robert MacNeil’s six-part Autism Now series, the NewsHour received scores of questions, compliments and concerns via our website, social media and voicemail. Hari Sreenivasan discusses some viewers’ comments and questions with MacNeil. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2011  

    Governments, educators, families and public health officials face mounting challenges in dealing with autism as the prevalence in the U.S. continues to grow. In the concluding segment in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil explores these issues and possible solutions in a roundtable with four autism researchers and advocates. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011  

    Although federal law mandates educational services for children with autism, there are virtually no support services provided once they become adults. In the fifth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil profiles a young man in New Jersey — and his family — as they face an uncertain future for him. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011    

    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    

    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 Julie Fisher, director of the Charter School for Autism in New York City, on treatment and schooling for children with the disorder. Continue reading

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