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Autism in America

1 hours 27 minutes 26 seconds

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What is autism? Families share their answers to this question. They also invite the viewer into their daily lives and offer advice to other families with children who are autistic. This documentary disproves many misconceptions associated with autism and offers love and acceptance as an answer to engaging with any child with autism.

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Runtime: 1 hours 27 minutes 26 seconds

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Still image from: Adventures of T-Man
56 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Salem, a 13 year old boy with Asperger's syndrome, is dressed in a black leotard and stands in a graceful ballet pose. We can see his reflection in the mirror behind him. He looks up and has a smile on his face.
Against the Odds
Episode 11
28 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Against the Odds
Episode 4
27 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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8 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 2
Illustration portrays a directional sign with three arrows saying, “Autism Goes to College.”
1 hours 2 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Color illustration in a picture book. Cup of pastel crayons spills on left while young animals dressed in children's clothes play with a ball, swing on a swing, or dressup in firefighting hat.
6 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Senior woman named Gloria Fawcett looks off camera with a serious expression. Caption. I noticed she wasn't crawling.
51 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT
Young girl sits on a person's lap. Both look down at a worksheet on the desk in front of them. Caption. Voiceover. This was the first time Jessie had actually seen this task.
26 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT
Still image from: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel's New Friend Max / A New Friend at the Clock Factory
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Season 5 / Ep 14
26 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Woman sits next to girl wearing a black helmet. Text below woman reads, Reiko Donato, Mother of Alex. Caption. She's 12 and has autism as a secondary diagnosis.
1 hours 32 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12