Navigation Links
Sundance Channel to Premiere Documentary Autism Every Day on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2nd at 8:00pm et/pt
Date:2/13/2008

Film Captures Everyday Lives of Eight Families Living with Autism

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sundance Channel will present the U.S. television premiere of Lauren Thierry's documentary Autism Every Day on April 2, 2008, which has been designated World Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations. The film, which debuted at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, documents a typical 24-hour day in the lives of eight families struggling to raise children with autism. Autism Every Day premieres on April 2nd at 8:00pm et/pt.

Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by extreme behavioral challenges. There is no cure for autism and the symptoms can range from quite mild to very severe. Autism rates are increasing throughout the world. In the United States, diagnoses have increased tenfold in the last decade, affecting 1 in 150 children according to the Centers for Disease Control. Autism's cause remains unknown, and there is currently no test to help prevent it. Addressing the disorder as a global health issue, the General Assembly of the United Nations has designated April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day in perpetuity, starting in 2008. On April 2nd, U.N. member nations will seek to raise society's awareness of autism through education and celebration.

With Autism Every Day, director Lauren Thierry (who is herself the mother of a child with autism) illuminates the struggles parents of children with autism face every moment of the day. Thierry goes inside the homes of eight diverse families doing their best to cope with a perplexing disorder that completely dominates their lives. Autism Every Day shows how developmental skills that most parents take for granted -- a child's ability to brush his teeth or communicate a need -- can prove enormous hurdles for an autistic child. At the same, Thierry's film captures the unconditional, powerful love these parents feel for their children and their determination to provide them with the best care possible. Autism Every Day was produced by Autism Speaks, the nation's largest advocacy organization.

ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS

Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. It was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Bob Wright is Vice Chairman, General Electric, and served as chief executive officer of NBC for more than twenty years. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org.

ABOUT SUNDANCE CHANNEL

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture of NBC Universal, Showtime Networks Inc. and Robert Redford. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is http://www.sundancechannel.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Sundance Channel
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. A drug-sensitive traffic cop tells potassium channels to get lost
2. Revolutionary HD Surgical Footage from North Shore-LIJ Surgeon to be Broadcast for the First Time on ABCs 20/20, National Geographic Channel
3. Channel Islands Alzheimers Institute Receives $120,000 Donation
4. National Geographic Channel, Ashley Judd and YouthAIDS Host World Premiere Screening of Indias Hidden Plague
5. SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Launch Doctor Radio, a Groundbreaking, 24/7 Health and Wellness Channel, in Partnership With NYU Medical Center
6. Sentillion Launches Channel Partner Program for Healthcare-Specific Identity & Access Management Solutions
7. NanoLogix Inc. Files Multiple International Patent Applications for BioNanoChannel(TM) and Hydrogen Bioreactor Technology
8. Edge Dynamics New Dashboard Unlocks Value of Channel Data Enterprise-wide
9. New Company Enters Companion Animal Veterinary Medicine Channel
10. Time Domain Adds Eleven Partners to its Channel Reseller Network of PLUS(TM) Ultra Wideband Solutions Providers
11. Kline Analysts Say Clinique-Allergan Deal Sets Beauty Industry Precedent in Channel Diversification
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... May 28, 2016 , ... "Color Grading media can be time consuming but ... their media," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , With ... add stylish color grades to their footage. A LUT is a Lookup Table that ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... More than ... so it is not surprising that bariatric surgery has received increased attention in recent ... explains. Of course, when it comes to weight loss, most people are familiar with ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... ... An influential resource amongst nurses and professionals in the health care world, ... of topics detailing why we appreciate nurses in so many different ways. From exclusive ... being in a major recession to one of the hottest growing professions in any ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... In ... the many who are unaware of the plight of aphasia. In collaboration with ... the “Stroke Awareness” campaign. , The link between stroke and aphasia is relatively ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Each year ... complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s Life University winner of ... at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , Outerbridge is approaching her last ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016 According to market research ... and Demand Forecast to 2022 - Industry Insights by ... published by P&S Market Research, the global insulin delivery ... and it is expected to grow at a CAGR ... pump segment is expected to witness the fastest growth ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. , May 25, 2016 ... commercially-available next-generation sequencing test for wounds and infections. ... fungi, ALL parasites, and select viruses. The test ... infected area. David G. ... advanced molecular testing to facilitate wound healing: "We ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... MedDay, a biotechnology company focused on the treatment ... "High doses of biotin in progressive multiple sclerosis: extension phase ... Ayman Tourbah , Principal Investigator of the Phase 3 ... Neurology (EAN) in Copenhagen, Denmark . The ... on Sunday, 29 May 2016 from 14:45 to 16:15 CEST ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: