Lately I have noticed a lot more emphasis has been put on by the media to help educate us on autism. The World of Jenks is a must see show! I have watched both seasons and just love Chad. He made me laugh, he made me cry, he reminded me in little ways of the students that have walked through my doors in the past 10 years. We watched him struggle in his transition into adulthood, but cheered him on along the way. You can watch full episodes here. I do suggest that you start from the beginning.
Just this week Katie Couric did her full show on autism. She even had Dr. Temple Grandin on! An AMAZING woman!
Also this week I stumbled upon a show on Discovery Health called "This is Autism". The show follows Louis Theroux as he meets 4 families with autistic children. Oh what I would do to be able to spend a week at the school that Nicky goes to! I know this show was on again yesterday, so hopefully you will have the opportunity to watch it. http://health.discovery.com/tv-shows/psych-week/videos/this-is-autism.htm
Have you noticed an incline of education on autism lately? With 1 in 88 children being affected, seems really important that we start educating everyone. 10 years ago most people didn't know anyone with autism. Soon if not now, everyone will know an individual or a family that has been affected.