Jodi DiPiazza, a young lady with autism, is an inspiration. In this inspiring video, she is singing with Katy Perry to benefit much needed autism programs. Put together by Comedy Central, the “Night of Too Many Stars” event is designed to bring America together for autism programs and boost awareness. In this video, learn about Jodi’s experiences with autism and hear her sing “Fireworks” with Katy Perry.
PBS NewsHour presents this Autism Now segment where we meet Nick, Robert Macneil’s 6-year-old Grandson. Nick experiences autism not just as a developmental disorder, but also a physical disorder affecting his whole body.
This video is part of the Autism Anti-bullying campaign by Jesse A. Saperstein and the Anderson Center for Autism. Jesse has Asperger syndrome (a form of autism) and is a best-selling author and motivational speaker.
Temple Grandin is arguably the most famous autism self-advocate on the planet. Her teachings have proven useful for professionals, families and other self-advocates. She is also a leading expert on animal behavior and a semi-biographical movie has been made about her life. In this lecture, she talks about the autistic mind.
Here’s a 27-minute documentary produced by Goodby Silverstein & Partners and Bodega. “I Want to Say” tells the story of a newly adopted Autism Speaks initiative called ‘Hacking Autism.’ This video journals the lives of several children with autism, their parents and the issues they all face.
Here’s BBC’s Horizon 2014 video, “Living With Autism,” hosted by world renowned Uta Frith.
Uta is a pioneering developmental psychologist who began her training in the 1960’s, whose passion and dedication over a career studying autism has helped countless others understand it better.
The United Nations issues an affirmation of the human rights of individuals with autism and notes the progress society and cultures must make for the inclusion and rights of persons with autism. In this video presentation for World Autism Awareness day, kids of all around the world speak positively about improving the rights of individuals with autism.
For more, please visit the UN’s official World Autism Awareness Day page.
According to Spencer Timme, it’s incredible having Mitchel as a brother. Every case of autism is different, some more severe than others, and not every person with autism is like Mitchel, who is fortunate to have a very good relationship with his younger brother, as seen in this video.
From Spencer Timme:
“If any of you want to contact me or have any questions feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com I want to hear your stories about knowing someone with autism!”
Essentials for Educators is a thirty-seven minute video presented by Utah parents, teachers and other professionals in the field of Autism. The great part of this presentation is that it explains some of the underlying differences found in individuals all across the autism spectrum and makes suggestions for strategies to increase success in mainstream educational settings.
Although intended for secondary school teachers, this video collection offers a helpful overview for anyone seeking to better understand autism:
This guide for secondary school teachers was produced by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and the Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools system. Grants from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism made this video series possible.
Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers – Part 1
Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers – Part 2
Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers – Part 3
Understanding Autism: A Guide for Secondary School Teachers – Part 4
To provide feedback or inquire about using this resource in your school district, please visit www.researchautism.org or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BBC produced “My Autism and Me,” a special piece about autism presented by a young lady by the name of Rosie, who has Asperger syndrome. Though autism affects the way Rosie and others with autism live and see the world, as seen in this video, Rosie says it makes her unique and who she is.
While telling her own story, she also informs the audience about three others with autism: Ben, Tony and Lenny. Autism is a spectrum and Rosie’s presentation helps to demonstrate to the audience the different ways that people with autism are affected by it.