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Autism Now: Robert MacNeil's:Autism Now Broadcast Complete 6 Part Series:: from PBS Newshour Video Series of April 2011

Autism Now: Meet Nick, Robert MacNeil's Grandson: part 1 0f 6
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In the first of six reports in his Autism 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.

Autism Now: Exploring the 'Phenomenal' Increase in U.S. Prevalence (part 2)

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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. MacNeil meets children at different points on the autismspectrum and gets several views on the increase in prevalence -- from better diagnosis to a variety of environmental factors.

Autism's Causes: How Close Are We to Solving the Puzzle? (part 3 of 6)

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The rise in the number of reported autism cases has caused a surge in research to find the causes. Robert MacNeil speaks with four leading researchers: Dr. Gerald Fischbach of the Simons Foundation, Dr. David Amaral of the MIND Institute, Dr. Martha Herbert of Harvard University and Dr. Craig Newschaffer of Drexel University. It's part three of the Autism Now series of reports.


Autism Now: Demand for Educational Resources for Children Outstrips Supply
(part 4 of 6)

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For public school systems, the demand for special educational and treatment resources for children with autism often outpaces what is available. In the fourth report in his Autism Now series, RobertMacNeil looks at how two schools in the New York City area handle teaching children and teens with autism.

Autism Now: For Adults With Autism, Few Support Options Past Age 21
(part 5 of 6)

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Although federal law mandates educational services for children with autism, there are virtually no support services provided once theybecome adults. In the fifth report in his Autism Now series, RobertMacNeil profiles a young man in New Jersey -- and his family -- asthey face an uncertain future for him.


Autism Now: How Should We Address Deepening 'National Health Emergency'?
(part 6 of 6)

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Governments, educators, families and public health officials face mounting challenges in dealing with autism as the prevalence in the U.S. continues to grow. In the concluding segment in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil explores these issues and possible solutions in a roundtable with four autism researchers and advocates.

Joining MacNeil are Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, which directs federal funding for autism research; Catherine Lord, professor of psychology, pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of Michigan; Ilene Lainer, a lawyer and executive director of the New York Center for Autism, a private advocacy group; Jon Shestack, a Hollywood producer and the co-founder of a former advocacy group, Cure Autism Now. Both Ms. Lainer and Mr. Shestack are parents of children with autism, and as we said at the beginning of this series, I am the grandfather of a child with autism.

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