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Title: Decoding Autism
Copy #: 1
Status: available
Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes
Media: 1 DVD
Keywords: Autism, Sara Lee Kessler, Documentary

Description:

Autism is a major public health crisis. More children will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder this year than with childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. It is a devastating neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a child’s communication and social skills, ability to empathize and often IQ. There is no clear cause and no cure. Decoding Autism, with Emmy Award-winning journalist Sara Lee Kessler, is an hour-long documentary that highlights the efforts underway both in New Jersey and in cities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Louisville and Sacramento, California. Scientists hope to gain insights that will lead to prevention, treatment and even a cure.