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Ages of Autism, The

Synopsis
Focuses on the wide variety of abilities and needs of people with autistic spectrum disorders and highlights the need for different services and support to enable people to reach their full potential. There are interviews with a parent, people with autistic spectrum disorders and professionals in the field of autism, discussing issues related to diagnosis, early intervention, schooling and adult life.The people with autistic spectrum disorders featured are: a 7-year-old boy who attends a school specifically for children with autism; an 18-year-old man and 24-year-old woman with Asperger’s Syndrome who live in their own homes with the help of 24-hour support; a man of 49 who wasn’t diagnoses with Asperger’s Syndrome until he was 46. He lives in his own property and has always had a full-time job where he now receives supporat from a supported employment service. The video will be useful for health professionals, providing a broad overview of this complex area and forparents and family members in explaining the issues concerning diagnosis and the steps to follow after diagnosis.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2000
Year of production
1999
Subjects
Education; Medical sciences; Psychology; Social welfare
Keywords
Asperger’s syndrome; autism

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2003

Production Company

Name

Mark-It Television

Email
sales@markittelevision.com
Web
http://www.omikron.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/markit/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0117 939 1117
Fax
0117 939 1118
Address
7 Quarry Way
Stapleton
Bristol
BS16 1UP

Distributor

Name

National Autistic Society, Publications

Email
publications@nas.org.uk
Web
http://www.nas/org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7903 3595 (publications)
Fax
020 7833 9666
Address
393 City Road
London
EC1V 1NE

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