autism

  • April 19, 2011  

    In the second report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil investigates why the number of children with autism is increasing in the U.S. He meets children at different points on the autism spectrum and gets several views on the increase in prevalence — from better diagnosis to a variety of environmental factors. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2011   BY News Desk  

    As part of the PBS NewsHour’s ongoing Autism Now series, join us Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) for an online panel discussion, hosted by correspondent Hari Sreenivasan about the state of autism research, treatment, understanding and more. … Continue reading

  • April 19, 2011  

    As part of our Autism Now series of reports, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Irva Hertz-Piccotto, chief of the division of environmental health at U.C Davis and a faculty member at the Mind Institute, on the prevalence of autism. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2011  

    As part of our Autism Now series, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Sally Rogers, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the MIND Institute, on the prevalence of autism.
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  • April 19, 2011  

    As part of our Autism Now series, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Richard Grinker, professor of anthropology at George Washington University, on the prevalence of autism.
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  • April 18, 2011  

    In the first of six reports in his Autism Now series, former NewsHour anchor Robert MacNeil takes viewers on a visit with his 6-year-old grandson, Nick, to see how autism affects the whole family. Nick experiences autism not just as a brain-development disorder, but also as physical ailments affecting his whole body. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2011  

    Below is an extended transcript excerpt from the Autism Now series, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Dr. Timothy Buie, associate in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, who examined Robert MacNeil’s grandson, Nick, for gastrointestinal problems, and appeared in the first report in the series. Continue reading

  • April 15, 2011   BY Maureen Hoch  

    Updated on April 22 with video of sixth and final segment in the series. The PBS NewsHour is launching a special series of reports, both on-air and online, about a puzzling disorder that touches many lives across the U.S.: Autism … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2011   BY Caren Zucker  

    Editor’s Note: As part of the upcoming Autism Now series, we asked series producer Caren Zucker to re-introduce us to the story of Donald — the first person ever diagnosed with autism — which she wrote about with her colleague … Continue reading

  • April 15, 2011  

    NewsHour founder and former anchor Robert MacNeil’s six-part series on the puzzling prevalence of autism in the U.S. starts to air Monday on the PBS NewsHour. MacNeil speaks with Jim Lehrer about what’s explored in the series and describes how autism has affected his family. Continue reading

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