For the fourth installment of Autism Talk TV, I sat down with Peter Bell, vice president of Autism Speaks. In our interview, Peter Bell discusses his role at Autism Speaks in addition to what it is like to raise an autistic son. Peter also speaks about the controversial issue of finding a cure for autism and what it means to him as a father. Peter was also recently a guest star on NBC’s Parenthood, in which an autistic boy is one of the recurring characters.
I enjoyed talking with Peter and I think you will be moved by his story. Hopefully interviews such as this will help to shed light on the similarities between those of on the spectrum against the notion of “cure” and parents who are trying to give their children the best life possible.
For the third episode of Autism Talk TV, I had the opportunity to sit down with Allson Singer who cofounded the Autism Science Foundation. This is the first video in our series of Autism Talk TV interviews conducted at IMFAR in Philadelphia last week.
Alison talks about what it was like for her brother growing up in the 1960s and 1970s with an Autism diagnosis. She discusses the history of Autism services and shares her views on the future of Autism research. In addition, Alison explains the roles genetics plays in finding future treatments for individuals on the Spectrum.
We sat down with Janet Price and Jennifer Engel Fisher, the authors of Take Control of Asperger’s Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Teens With Asperger’s Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders.
Janet and Jennifer give tips about overcoming homework, making friends, and using technology, such as the iPod touch and the Palm, to help people with Asperger’s stay organized.
Autism Talk TV is the new Internet television show about Autism.
Happy International Autism Awareness Day! To celebrate this day and Autism Awareness Month, we’re releasing the first episode of a new internet TV show about autism. I think you’ll all enjoy the first episode which covers social skills and how to survive group social settings.
We spent a lot of time on this episode so I hope you find it useful. In the future, we plan to cover new autism books, autism in the media, and other tips for surviving social situations.