Autism

Autism

Autism is the name given to a group of related, complex developmental disorders that typically affect communication and social interaction skills. Diane and her guests discuss the latest research being done into the causes of and...

Autism is the name given to a group of related, complex developmental disorders that typically affect communication and social interaction skills. Diane and her guests discuss the latest research being done into the causes of and treatments for autism, and talk about the challenges faced by families of autistic children.

Guests

Dr. C.T. Gordon

child psychiatrist, and co-founder of the National Alliance for Autism Research, and father of an autistic child

Kay Cullinen

speech pathologist and doctoral candidate in early childhood education at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore

Jaime Parent

board treasurer of the Autism Society of America, and father of an autistic child

Dr. Temple Grandin

professor of animal science at Colorado State University and author of two books on autism, including "Thinking In Pictures." "Animals in Translation" was co-authored with Catherine Johnson.

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