The Life Autistic
This broadcast special includes extended stories of Iowans with autism featured in the original Iowa PBS web series.
This compilation of digital shorts explores the challenges and successes of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Tyler was diagnosed with autism at 22 months old when his language abilities regressed.
Courtney has demonstrated various traits of autism since she was born. Today, she lives in a group home managed by the Christian Opportunity Center.
At the time of Brandon's diagnosis at age four, he had few spoken words.
Lynn transitions from a group home to and adult living community home.
Follow Jack's story from his diagnosis at 3 years old to his life today at 15 years old.
Temple Grandin was nonverbal until the age of four.
Christina shares her thoughts on having two sons on the spectrum one of whom has self-injurious and aggressive behaviors.
Fin's ability to communicate his wants and needs has improved with treatments, reducing his frustration and anxiety.
Mike and his wife Margo share their thoughts on marriage and raising children with autism.
Gary wants people to know him as an individual who enjoys cooking, fishing and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Matthew, who is non-verbal, lives in rural southwest Iowa with his family and commutes one-hour each way to school.
Lainie lives in a Balance Autism Campus group home where she receives 24/7 support and works part-time in their office doing cleaning.
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.