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Autism Now - 6 Parts

Part One: Introduction to Nick and Autism as a whole-body experience | Robert MacNeil brings viewers along on a visit with his daughter and grandson Nick in Cambridge, Mass., to see how autism affects the whole family. | Online April 15, on-air April 18

Watch Autism Now: Meet Nick, Robert MacNeil's Grandson on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Part Two: Autism Prevalence | Why are the numbers of children with autism increasing? Robert MacNeil visits with experts at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute to see the wide range of different behaviors that comprise the autism spectrum | Online April 18, on-air April 19

Watch Autism Now: Exploring the 'Phenomenal' Increase in U.S. Prevalence on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Part Three: Autism's Causes | The rise in autism numbers has caused a surge in research to find the causes. Robert MacNeil speaks with four leading researchers. | Online April 19, on-air April 20

Watch Autism's Causes: How Close Are We to Solving the Puzzle? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Part Four: Autism Treatment | School systems often bear most of the burden of treating children with autism through educational tools. Robert MacNeil looks at how two schools in the New York City area handle teaching children and teens with autism. | Online April 20, on-air April 21

Watch Autism Now: Demand for Educational Resources for Children Outstrips Supply on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Part Five: Adults With Autism | Although federal law mandates educational services for children with autism, there are virtually no services when they become adults. Robert MacNeil profiles a young man in New Jersey facing an uncertain future. | Online April 21, on-air April 22

Watch Autism Now: For Adults With Autism, Few Support Options Past Age 21 on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Part Six: Autism Policy | We'll conclude the Autism Now reports with a discussion of public policy issues raised by the series. | Online April 22, On-Air April 25

Watch Autism Now: How Can We Cope With Autism as 'National Health Emergency'? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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