Monday, April 21, 2008

The Autism Chronicles

National Public Radio is currently working on a series called The Autism Chronicles. The series follows the Brown family as they navigate life with their son Gibson, who was diagnosed with autism at age 3. Part I covers the initial fear as Katrina Brown notices that her son is developing differently than other children, Gibson's diagnosis and Katrina's reaction.

Part II follows Gibson as he attends the Croyden Avenue School in Kalamazoo, Michigan. One thing that sets the Croyden apart is that it is a public school. Gibson and other students in the Autistic Program receive the kind of intensive counseling that would cost their families up to $100,000 per year in a private setting.

The web page for each article in the series comes with audio, a written article and a photo slideshow to document the Brown family's experience with autism.

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