World Autism Awareness Day: Programming Block

March 27, 2020
World Autism Awareness Day: Programming Block

World Autism Day is Thursday, April 2nd. Tune in to BX Omni to watch our Autism Programming block on channel 68 Optimum/ 34 FiOS at 9:00 am and 12:30 pm.

Amazing Things Happen

This is an introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It underlines that autistic people are neither ill nor broken. They are ordinary people with an extraordinary way of perceiving the world.

Animade: Autism Awareness

"I wanted to make a shareable animation that drew attention to autism and World Autism Awareness Week in a subtle, well-designed way. Evie (my daughter) has autism, so the cause is important to me. I didn’t want the animations to display autism as a sad thing, because it’s not. It’s amazing and makes a person what they are and that’s brilliant; so I wanted it to be joyful and, to a degree, humorous. At the same time however, I wanted to portray an element of sadness or seriousness that reflects the emotional response from people who are close to somebody with autism. The challenge was striking that balance and I hope I’ve achieved that."
— Ed Barrett, Executive Creative Director at Animade.

Just Like You - Autism

“Just Like You - Autism” launches an exciting campaign that calls our communities, our kids and the world to learn, understand and accept those living with autism. JLY-Autism harnesses the power of film to connect and create empathy in others in an unprecedented way. The film's documentary techniques capture the real life stories of Morgan, Austin and Christian and their best friends/sibling, Brooke, Tanner and Addison. They explain their lives with autism in relatable everyday scenes. The kids and narrator, former NFL quarterback, Trent Green, explain sensitivities, behaviors and model how to be a good friend to someone living with autism. Those who see it will understand and accept people living with autism for who they are on the inside. JLY-Autism boldly seeks to foster a world of people who know about, understand and accept those living with autism by sharing the perspective of courageous individuals who are not defined or limited by their conditions. Instead, they are “just like you.”

Autism Live: Ask Dr. Doreen

This time on Autism Live, our host Shannon Penrod is in the studio answering viewer questions with the Founder of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh! Don't miss it!