Greetings Everyone -
Here is a last minute reminder of two shows that are airing this evening (SUNDAY, FEB 18, 2007)
First up on CBS is 60 minutes - (CBS 7/6 central) second segment is with Leslie Stahl on autism. The site has a tapes and transcripts link to the left for those that might miss the show:
Stahl's Reporter's Notebook - http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=2483412n
Over on ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC 8/7 central)is doing a home for the O'Donnell family. You might remember their story in USA today or their appearance back in 2005 on Good Morning America -
They live in Texas with six children - five are on the autism spectrum and the only family known to have five children on the spectrum in one family. Country music star Trace Adkins performs at a benefit for the family.
After the show has aired their website will have photos and interviews from the family, plus in years past they have built homes for other families with children on the spectrum. It is really worth taping to get new ideas on organizing the home and to see the expensive technology they usually install.
There are two articles posted online today - NY Times and Newsweek - both on the subject of autism and interesting reading.
A Powerful New Tool
The first findings from the world's largest autism research project give hope to families and scientists.
Her Autistic Brothers
This was a good article on sibling relationships and puberty issues and dating.
Feel free to visit the forum to discuss your opinions of these articles or what you thought of either television show. Don't forget to tape them. Check www.tvguide.com to see what time they come on in your timezone.
http://AutismSpectrumDisorders.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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