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The National Stand-Up Comic Mines Asperger's Syndrome for Laughs

Michael McCreary is a 20-year-old comedian with Asperger's who finds solace as a stand-up comic.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

My Brilliant Brain Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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News in Review - February 2016 Autistic Dating: Social Skills to Navigate Romance

Dating can be awkward at any age, but it's especially difficult for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Now a new program is helping adults with ASD to decode facial cues and other social signals to navigate the dating world. And it's proving quite successful.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016

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The Nature of Things The Autism Enigma

This fresh perspective on autism research focuses on the "Bacterial Theory" of autism. The fastest-growing developmental disorder in the industrialized world, autism has increased an astounding 600 per cent over the last 20 years. Science cannot say why. Some say it's triggered by environmental factors and point to another intriguing statistic: 70 per cent of kids with autism also have ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Temple Grandin

Animal scientist Temple Grandin has had a remarkable life and is a hero to people everywhere living with autism. In 2010,Time Magazine named her one of "the 100 most influential people in the world". Through her books and countless public lectures, Grandin has taught us that autism can be a gift, not a disability. In this very frank interview, Grandin addresses practical ...
  • 2011
  • 00:23:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Positively Autistic

Is autism a disorder or just a neurological difference? Psychiatrists consider it a mental disorder, but since the early '90s, an autistic rights movement has sprung up, challenging the official view of autism and working to change how the world sees autism. In this special feature, we meet some of the people at the forefront of this movement, and find ...
  • 2008
  • 00:20:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2009 Autism: Living with Difference

Autism is a complex biomedical condition that is not yet completely understood. It can cause people to have trouble communicating or engage in certain kinds of repetitive behaviour. The traditional approach has been to try to treat it or cure it, but now some are questioning that emphasis. In this News in Review story we’ll hear from some autistic people who want ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2009

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