Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ABC On Call Videos: Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a parent of an autistic child, or two, or three, then I am certain that you are frequently asked common questions about autism by people who are still not that familiar with the disorder. One of the most common questions that I still get asked is “Wow, you have two children with autism, is that unusual?

Even though there are many more kids/people being diagnosed with autism than in previous years, a lot of people still know very little about the disorder—including some family members.

At big get-togethers like Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, etc., I still tend to be cross-examined about autism by a relative or a close family friend. I don’t mind talking about autism and helping people understand the disorder, however, it does become a little annoying after a while. I mean , there are other things that I like to talk about, too.

That is why I like this new segment that ABC News has developed. It’s ABC On Call Autism—I’ve mentioned it before. I think it’s ideal for these aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, or parents who have a child newly diagnosed, to learn and understand about autism.

Click here for the link to a series of “quickie” videos on some of the most common questions asked about autism.

Let me know if you like/don't like On Call Autism. I like the fact they are quick, accurate, and easy to listen and learn videos, w/o overwhelming the listener with too much information.

1 comment:

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

The idea for the videos sounds great - I'll have to check them out when I have time.

I know what you mean about people always asking you about autism. Of course, in my circle of acquaintances it's more like "You should see/read blah-blah-blah about autism and see if that works for Nigel." Tired of it! I try to see it as their way of helping, but really.