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Autism Talk TV – Ep. 11 – If You Could Say it in Words

By on November 24, 2010

If You Could Say it in Words is a great new film about an autistic protagonist Nelson and his experience with love. The film came out on DVD yesterday, November 23, 2010. In this episode of Autism Talk TV, I switch sides of the camera and get interviewed along with director Nicholas Gray and actors Alvin Keith and Marin Ireland about the project. Nicholas has graciously offered to allow approved nonprofits to screen the film for for...

If You Could Say it in Words: New Asperger’s Movie (Interview)

By on February 10, 2008

Nicholas Gray’s directorial debut, If you Could Say it in Words, is a feature film about Nelson Hodge, a young African American guy with Asperger’s living in Philidelphia. While there have recently been a plethora of films about individuals with Asperger’s, most have been documentaries, and none have featured a protagonist with Asperger’s who falls into a lower-income socioeconomic class.

Read on to listen to an interview with the...

Dyslexia study

By on August 27, 2004

Italian researchers have observed significant reductions of gray matter volume in areas of the brain associated with language processing among people with a family history of dyslexia in comparison with controls with no reading problems.Published in the August 24 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology, the study also lends support to previous studies suggesting intensive reading therapy activates...

Burglars steal autistic boys voice

By on August 18, 2004

Burglars who stole the computer speech machine of a 12-year-old autistic boy who cannot speak have “taken away his voice”, his mother said today.The £1,800 device enabled Elliot Walters for the first time in his life to put his thoughts into words and take part in school lessons.But just a week after he was given the Chat PC machine, thieves broke into his home in Plymouth, Devon, and stole it along with other valuables.Elliot’s...