KVCR presents a special night of programs devoted to the growing concern of autism. At 8:00pm, is Autism: Looking Forward. California unemployment is currently averaging about 8%, however for adults on the autism spectrum, their unemployment rate is estimated 80%. Autism: Looking Forward will discuss this issue and explore new models and ideas to address the problem and share opportunities for employment and vocational options for adults with ASD. This program will also discuss the issues that families with ASD face when traveling. Travelling by air can be stressful for any family with children, but for families with children with autism the challenges are compounded by extreme behaviors, high anxiety and sensitivity to changes in routine, different smells, sights and other changes in their environment. At 9:00pm, we follow up with the documentary "Neurotypical", an exploration of autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. And at 10:00pm a look at a high school that provides an exceptional environment for students with autism, and how they prepare them for independent living.
Thursday at 8:00pm - Autism: Looking Forward
Thursday at 9:00pm - POV: Neurotypical
Thursday at 10:00pm - POV: Best Kept Secret