The Life Autistic

The Life Autistic

Specials

SpecialSeason1Episode114
This broadcast special includes extended stories of Iowans with autism featured in the original Iowa PBS web series.
SpecialSeason1Episode115
This compilation of digital shorts explores the challenges and successes of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Episodes

EpisodeSeason1Episode101
Tyler was diagnosed with autism at 22 months old when his language abilities regressed.
EpisodeSeason1Episode102
Courtney has demonstrated various traits of autism since she was born. Today, she lives in a group home managed by the Christian Opportunity Center.
EpisodeSeason1Episode103
At the time of Brandon's diagnosis at age four, he had few spoken words.
EpisodeSeason1Episode104
Lynn transitions from a group home to and adult living community home.
EpisodeSeason1Episode105
Follow Jack's story from his diagnosis at 3 years old to his life today at 15 years old.
EpisodeSeason1Episode106
Temple Grandin was nonverbal until the age of four.
EpisodeSeason1Episode107
Christina shares her thoughts on having two sons on the spectrum one of whom has self-injurious and aggressive behaviors.
EpisodeSeason1Episode108
Fin's ability to communicate his wants and needs has improved with treatments, reducing his frustration and anxiety.
EpisodeSeason1Episode109
Mike and his wife Margo share their thoughts on marriage and raising children with autism.
EpisodeSeason1Episode110
Gary wants people to know him as an individual who enjoys cooking, fishing and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
EpisodeSeason1Episode111
Matthew, who is non-verbal, lives in rural southwest Iowa with his family and commutes one-hour each way to school.
EpisodeSeason1Episode112
Lainie lives in a Balance Autism Campus group home where she receives 24/7 support and works part-time in their office doing cleaning.
EpisodeSeason1Episode113
JP lives at home with his family where he enjoys helping with household tasks and decorating for the holidays.

About the Show

Meet 12 Iowans of different ages and backgrounds, along with their families and caregivers, to understand the daily lives and future prospects of people with autism.