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[teacherartexchange] CNN + Autism special


From: Sears, Ellen (ESears_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 23 2005 - 07:36:11 PDT

in case you are interested - this special was on over the weekend - is on
again today and next weekend -

Sue Rubin's story is very interesting - to read some of her writings:

and here is the CNN educators guide - you can see it will be on this
afternoon -
here is the educators page -

 Autism is a World Set your VCR to record the CNN Presents Classroom
Edition: Autism is a World when it airs commercial-free on Monday, May 23,
2005 from 4:00-- 5:00 a.m. ET on CNN. Program Overview For years, Sue Rubin
says she was "her own worst nightmare." Sue has autism, and until age 13,
she was unable to communicate or control her unusual behavior. Now 26, Sue
has become a disabled-rights advocate and a college student with a top IQ.
In the Academy Award-nominated documentary Autism is a World, filmmaker
Gerry Wurzburg and CNN Presents take a rare look at autism through the words
of a young woman who lives with it. Grade Levels: 9-12, college Subject
Areas: Health, Social Studies, Technology, Current Issues Objectives: The
CNN Presents Classroom Edition: Autism is a World and its corresponding
discussion questions and activities challenge students to: Learn about the
symptoms, characteristics and differentiated diagnoses associated with
autism spectrum disorders (ASD); Identify traits that are common to all
autistic disorders; Examine different treatment approaches for ASD; Create
an informational brochure about ASD for parents and local mental health

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