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