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WQED'S EXPERIENCE PRESENTS LIVING WITH AUTISM
Program examines new research and future implications for those with spectrum disorders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 12, 2011

CONTACT:
George Hazimanolis
412-622-1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

WQED’S EXPERIENCE PRESENTS LIVING WITH AUTISM

Program examines new research and future implications for those with spectrum disorders

PITTSBURGH—One in 150 children is diagnosed with Autism in the United States today. Who is working to address this epidemic which has grown at alarming rates since the 1990s? What does this mean for families living with Autism as their children grow into adolescence and adulthood?

On Monday, January 17, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. viewers can learn the answers to these important questions by tuning into EXPERIENCE: Living With Autism on WQED-TV. Interviews will include conversations with parents, siblings and young people with an Autism spectrum diagnosis. We'll also hear from researchers at the Center for Excellence in Autism Research at the University of Pittsburgh, The Watson Institute and members of the Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders (ABOARD.) Together, researchers and families will explore what new research tells us about these disorders and what the future looks like for people living with Autism.

“Serious conversations relevant to health and social topics have long been a part of WQED Productions repertoire. As public service media, it’s WQED’s mission to present unbiased, scientific facts while at the same time putting a human face on disorders such as Autism. WQED programs like EXPERIENCE allow us to fulfill that obligation,” said Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President of Production.

EXPERIENCE is a half-hour, locally-produced documentary series that airs on WQED-TV Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Additional episode information, links and past episodes of EXPERIENCE may be found online at wqed.org/experience. For updates on EXPERIENCE viewers may “Like” the show’s fan page on Facebook.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.




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