Tag Archives: Autism

The Professor & The Doctor

The latest edition of Life Elsewhere features two authors who have written books based on their personal experiences. First we talk with Professor Stephen Shore who was diagnosed with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. His book Beyond The Wall vividly documents his life from infancy to present day. Non-verbal till the age of four, Stephen was viewed as “too sick” to be treated

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The Producer Cries

At the beginning of our program today titled, Understanding Autism, Norman B’s monologue caused his producer Maria to start weeping. She began signaling distress messages to the host as he poignantly described the birth of James, his son. In turn, Norman B, realizing his very competent controller of all the knobs an buttons that make a radio show work, may

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Autism. What Should We Know?

One in 88 children in America have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism is more common than juvenile diabetes, pediatric AIDS and pediatric cancer combined. Yet, public perception about Autism is confusing, even conflicting and often terrifying for many parents. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere we’ll ask how to better understand Autism. Joining the conversation, Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson Executive Director of ACT Today! A nonprofit

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Understanding Autism

Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. People with ASDs handle information in their brain differently than other people. ASDs are “spectrum disorders.” That means ASDs affect each person in different ways, and can range from very mild to severe. People with

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