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Subject: Special Education

Special Education Series

A series of documentaries that focus on a variety of Special Education issues, including programs that offer compelling, true-life stories of individuals with special needs and the special people in their lives. Programs available on 10 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 10-Disc Set. For Click for more

Autism: Far Away Eyes

Autism: Far Away Eyes

"Recommended. This program, narrated by a teacher of autistic children, provides a basic introduction and definition of autism. Viewers see specific children in the classroom, each with special difficulties; also the teacher explains how she relates her personal world to the teaching of autistic children." -National Media Review
Statistically, Autism affects an estimated 15 of 10,000 people and is 4 times more common in males than in females; about 50% of autistic people are unable to talk and, to date, there is no cure. This program introduces us to Charlotte Huntzinger, a teacher in a Children's Behavioral Unit, who works daily with autistic children. Viewers can see how Charlotte works closely with the children in her unit and can also learn important facts about the disorder. She discusses how important it is to have her husband's support, how she works at keeping her spirits up, and how working with autistic children teaches a person about unconditional love. She explains the importance of keeping eye contact with autistic children and that some children almost "look through you"; thus providing the meaning behind the title of this inspiring film. Produced by Braden Barty. 04/09DE CA 15 min.
Also See: Autism Spectrum Disorders; My Son Jack: Diagnosis - Autism; Children With Special Needs

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