(PRWEB) January 07, 2015
“In America,” hosted by James Earl Jones is set to tackle the complex topic of autism in a new episode. “In America” takes a look at the lives and experiences of those diagnosed with autism, and evaluates the fastest growing developmental disorder facing the United States.
In 2014, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports autism identification rose 30 percent from 2012 to 2014, since estimating that 1 in every 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder in the United States. In fact, the condition has steadily grown 119.4 percent since 2000. The issue becomes complex, as both the parameters of diagnosing the disorder have changed, along with new ways to detect autism early. Doctors and Researchers agree that the earlier a child can be connected with the services they need, the better chance that child has to improve their development. This can make a important and long-reaching difference in the life of someone with autism. The Autism Society says this early diagnosis and intervention can reduce the cost of lifelong care by 2/3, resulting in a more empowered life as well.
This new segment seeks to highlight the individuals making breakthroughs in Autism research and applied education regarding those with the condition.
“In America” is not affiliated with APT or PBS. Instead, as an independent production, it is separately distributed to Public Television Stations for airing across America. To learn more go to inamericatv.com.