Nick is Robert MacNeil, the former NewsHour anchor’s grandson. This video is part one of a six video Autism documentary series originally aired in April 2011. In the video we go along with Robert MacNeil to meet 6-year-old Nick and see how his autism affects the whole family.
I have shown several of the videos in the series, (all available free online), to my Intro to the Exceptional Learner class at Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ. Of all the documentaries I have seen on autism, and I’ve seen several, this one is the best. Students in my class last semester were similarly enthusiastic about the content and presentation.
There is a whole website related to the series with the videos and additional resources and content. You can find it at http://to.pbs.org/autismnow .