Friday, 22 April 2011

Autism Now on PBS

Not so much a blog entry but more an blog-fomercial.
Us Brits don't really know much about PBS: Public Broadcasting Service on-air in the States. We don't normally get PBS and perhaps don't have the background that our American cousins have on the network or the shows it presents.
Through the marvels of the Internet we can however connect to the various programmes broadcast on PBS, including the recent series 'Autism Now' on PBS NewsHour. The link is to a week-long series of programmes on various areas/facets of autism reported by the programme co-founder Robert MacNeil and the very personal experiences of his family, and in particular his grandson Nick, who has autism. I would also, at this point, like to acknowledge Mr MacNeil's grand-daughter and sister to Nick, Neely. You will see what I mean when you watch programme number one.
The programmes cover a lot of ground and have included some pretty big names in autism research and practice such as Dr Tim Buie and Dr. Irva Hertz-Picciotto to name a few.
I would recommend a look.