VIDEOS ON AUTISM
Reading the description of characteristics of autism on the Autism Society of America website, I was concerned that many people would get an impression of autism as being a less serious disorder than it really is. Here are some videos of people with autism. You can make your own judgement.
From CBS Evening News, a seven-year-old boy with severe autism. There is a commercial at the beginning (they have to pay for their site!) the clip on autism starts after that. Note, there are two videos on this page, one one living with Autism and one on raising an Autistic child.
Living with my autistic son - gives a view of the joys, sorrow and fears of parents of a child with autism.
Excuse me, she's autistic - a video a mother made of her daughter at lunch time, has generated over 100 comments on YouTube. Some people, particularly parents of other children with autism, believe she is being a responsible mother and trying to teach her child socially acceptable behavior. Others disagree. I recommend you read some of the comments after you watch the video.