The Life Autistic

The Life Autistic

Sun, 04/25/2021 - 11:00pm - 11:59pm

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Iowa PBS

In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month, WXXI presents this special that shares personal stories of people with autism.

Produces by Iowa PBS, the film introduces viewers to twelve Iowans of different ages and backgrounds, along with their families and caregivers, to understand the daily lives and future prospects of people with autism. Their stories explore diagnosis, early intervention, family life, treatment, education, employment, and independent living. The Life Autistic airs Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 11 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Interviews with experts, educators, and advocates -- including famed author and speaker Temple Grandin -- provide greater context and a better understanding of the many expressions of autism. Tyler Leech lends his unique perspective as a member of Iowa’s community of people with autism to the stories from the original Iowa PBS web series.

This film is part of WXXI's Move to Include initiative is a partnership with the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. Through programming and special events, WXXI and the Golisano Foundation look to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life. To learn more, visit: WXXI.org/include.

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