Temple Grandin Interview

Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University and was diagnosed with autism in 1950. She is an author, autism advocate, and her story was depicted in the 2010 HBO movie, “Temple Grandin,” starring Claire Daines. Dr. Grandin has overcome enormous challenges during her life, and was once quoted as saying that if she could snap her fingers and become non-autistic, she would not do it because autism “is part of who I am.”

Echolalia Autism

Echolalia is defined as the immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, which is often one of the symptoms of autism. This video demonstrates an example of a three year old child with autism exhibiting classic echolalia. In addition to the repetitive speech, the child is unresponsive when a question is posed to him. The parent who uploaded this video has confirmed an autism diagnosis.

Taylor Morris : Hope For Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

This is a video about Taylor Morris’ experience with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. At age 2, Taylor was diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum and given little hope of having a happy, independent life. Now, at age 17, she is a top student, an athlete, and a creative artist.

Autism Awareness

Short video piece showing that what neurotypical people see, feel, taste, touch, and hear can be quite different from what those with autism experience. This video beautifully articulates those sensory challenges:

Autism Symptoms Video

This autism video is part of a series of autism videos from a half-hour special on autism. This segment is very informative and gives the signs, symptoms, and characteristics of autism at an early age. Autism can be diagnosed in children as young as 12 months old. This is extremely important because the studies have shown that the earlier treatment and therapy can begin, the better chance of success for that child later in life. When autism is suspected in a young child, common things to look for include:
  • No smiling or cooing by 6 months
  • No back and forth interaction by 9 months
  • Lacking eye contact
  • Delayed speech
  • No response to own name by 12 months
  • No two-word phrases by 24 months
  • Lack of social interaction by 24 months
  • More symptoms in video below….

3 Year Old Child with Autism Spinning

Video of non-verbal child with autism exhibiting classic behaviors such as spinning, humming, and hand flapping. These actions are also known as self stimulatory behaviors AKA stimming.

Mickies Progress

Mickies progress on the SCD Diet and Antifungal and Antiviral protocol. I made this video a few weeks after making dietary changes and starting him on antifungal and antiviral therapy. Autistic enterocolitis is a inflamarory bowel disease identified by Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Mickie still has bad days, but the self injurious behaviors have all but disappeared Mickies progress on the SCD Diet and Antifungal and Antiviral protocol.

Daniel Tammet on David Letterman

Daniel Tammet – Autistic Savant. Daniel’s appearance on the David Letterman Show. Tammet is a high-functioning Aspie savant gifted with a facility for mathematical calculations.

Snow Cake Movie Trailer

Snow Cake starring Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman. This is the trailer to Snowcake a movie where Sigourney Weaver plays the role of a high functioning autistic woman.

The Miracle Project Trailer – Autism Program

The Miracle Project is a special program founded by Elaine Hall and is a theater and film program for children with autism and children of all abilities. More info at: http://www.themiracleproject.org
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Did You Know?

  • * In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
  • * Autism now affects 1 out of 110 children
  • * Autism affects 1 in 70 boys
  • * 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
  • * 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys
  • * Autism has an annual cost of $90 billion worldwide
  • * The estimated healthcare costs of someone with autism over their lifetime is $3.2 million

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