Autism Awareness: What Happens When They Grow Up?

The fifth in GCTV’s Autism Awareness series, focusing on adults living with autism spectrum disorders.

Guests include:

  • Sara Reed, ASCONN
  • Thomas Fanning, President and CEO, Abilities Beyond Disability
  • James Lyman, Pinchbeck Rose Farm
  • Anthony Recck, Special Needs Financial Planner, Barnum Financial Group

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

Autism Awareness: Definitions, Causes, Therapies and the Economy

Part III of GCTV’s ongoing series on autism awareness. This video focuses on basic information about autism and autism spectrum disorders, potential causes, different options for therapy, and a discussion of the economy and its impact on all of the above.

Guests include:

  • Dr. Mariannne Barton, University of Connecticut
  • Dr. Robert Nolfo, Guilford Pediatrics
  • Sara Reed, ASCONN
  • Michelle Guerra, Parent

Video hosted and produced by Tony Fappiano, directed by Donald Baecher for Guilford Community Television.

Autism Awareness: Growing Older with Autism

Part IV in a series – this video focuses on the challenges people with autism may face as they reach high school and beyond. Guests include:

  • Jaime French – Step Forward Program, Gateway Community College
  • Allene Nicolari – Coordinator of Special Education, Guilford High School
  • Sara Reed – Autism Society of Connecticut

Produced for Guilford Community Television by Tony Fappiano

Autism Awareness: An Introduction

The first in a series of discussions of autism and autism spectrum disorders, produced by Tony Fappiano of Guilford Community Television.

Topics include:

  • Theories on causes and contributing factors
  • Real life experiences of families affected by autism
  • Therapies, are they available and are they affordable?
  • The role of the public school system
  • Medical treatments and early intervention
  • Legislative issues

Autism Awareness: Dr. Fred Volkmar

Ninth in a series of Autism Awareness programs produced by Guilford Community Television. This program features interviews with:

  • Dr. Fred Volkmar, Director of the Yale University Child Study Center
  • Sara Reed, ASCONN

Topics include:

  • Changes in the DSM-V
  • The ABLE Act
  • General discussion of autism spectrum disorders and their characteristics