Autism Awareness: Research, Characteristics and Diagnosis

Host Tony Fappiano discusses the latest research into autism – including the placenta study that may allow for much earlier detection – as well as the impact of the DSM-V. Featured guests include:

  • Dr. George M. Anderson, senior research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center
  • Sara Reed, Autism Services and Resources of Connecticut

Video produced by Tony Fappiano and directed by Donald Baechler for Guilford Community Television.

Ribbon Cutting at Roses for Autism

Coverage of the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at Roses for Autism, a Guilford, Connecticut rose farm that not only provides individuals on the autism spectrum the chance to learn the skills necessary to maintain meaningful employment, but also serves as a model that can be replicated nationwide to develop unique opportunities for them as a whole new competitive workforce.

Guest include:

  • Thomas Fanning, Ability Beyond Disability
  • Lori Gregan, Roses for Autism
  • Connecticut State Representative Patricia Widlitz
  • Tom Pinchbeck, Pinchbeck Rose Farm
  • Jim Lyman
  • Guilford First Selectman Jim Mazza
  • Connecticut State Senator Ed Meyer
  • and Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy

For more information on Roses for Autism, please visit their website at

Video produced by Tony Fappiano for Guilford Community Television.

Autism and Related Disorders – Free Seminar from Yale University on iTunes

The Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders is the United States’ first undergraduate course of its kind. The class consists of a weekly seminar on diagnosis and assessment, etiology and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with autism and related disorders of socialization.

via Autism and Related Disorders – Download Free Content from Yale University on iTunes.

Carly’s Voice

Extraordinary story of Carly Fleischmann, a 14-year-old child who has severe form of autism and unable to speak, but she found a way to communicate with the world in a highly efficient manner. Her parents never lost hope. Years of hard work of Carly’s family and therapists brought some amazing and completely unexpected result.

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