Second Opinion: Autism

Second Opinion: Autism

Sat, 01/30/2021 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Second Opinion host Peter Salgo

Many people are unaware of the full spectrum of autism disorders.

Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. Hear about the signs that can help with an early diagnosis and the treatments that can make a difference on this edition of Second Opinion: Autism, airing Saturday, January 30 at 3 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

This program is presented as part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies that celebrates people with differing abilities.

Dialogue on Disability, an initiative founded by WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies in 2003, celebrates people with differing abilities and promotes a more inclusive community. Presenting a week’s worth of TV and radio specials, news reports, and interviews on WXXI’s daily talk show, Connections with Evan Dawson, the initiative is designed to encourage community discussion about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Dialogue on Disability runs January 25-31.

For a complete list of programs and other offerings, visit WXXI.org/dodDialogue on Disability is a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies - in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. The initiative is supported by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with additional support from The Golisano Foundation.

Second Opinion is made possible in part by support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), which has been the major funder since the series’ inception in 2004.

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