Oprah Discussing Autism Today

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  1. KathyRN137

    KathyRN137 DIS Veteran

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    FYI: In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Oprah will be discussing Autism on her show today, Thursday, 4/5.

    Kathy:grouphug:
     
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  3. Disneylvr

    Disneylvr Always Disney Dreaming!

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    I am taping this since I am at work. Looking forward to watching it later.
     
  4. MomOf2DisneyKids

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    I watched it...it was pretty good, but not as good as I hoped it would be!
     
  5. KathyRN137

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    I agree. ::yes:: But perhaps she will be inspired to touch upon the subject in more detail on future shows...

    Kathy
     
  6. BeckyScott

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    Yeah, you gotta give her props for at least trying.

    I find that when I watch shows like that, I look for things, I notice things, just to see... like if Oprah was using "person first" (not usually) and the parents were (yep)... or okay, I don't want to open up "the can" here but if the immunization issue would be brought up and how it would be handled... or if I see any kids that I think are like DS (most on that show were more severe)... I remember when the 1-in-150 stat hit, on the news (ABC? maybe) they kept referring to autism as a "disease" and it drove me nuts...

    And of course, to get in my weekly cry in, which I usually reserve for Extreme Makeover Home Edition. ;)

    Not to hop topic, but has anyone else registered w/ the Interactive Autism Network? I went there yesterday and filled out the questionairres. They also have a message board, although it's new and not very active yet.
     

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