Featured playlist:  Clips for College: Autism by Jordan White, Alexander Street Press

Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first three years of life, affecting the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. The causes remain unknown but are an active area of research.
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Reaching the Autistic Mind: An Educational Challenge
directed by Rob Vanalkemade and Roberto Mitrotti; produced by Christina Hajdinjak (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 13 mins  
Reaching the Autistic Mind: An Educational Challenge - This Filmakers Library documentary follows six families over two years at one school in Staten Island, New York. A particular focus is on the value of early intervention and Applied Behavioral Analysis.
01:12:58
17 Jul 2013
It's a Different World
directed by Ramona Persaud, fl. 2004; produced by Ramona Persaud, fl. 2004 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 28 mins  
It's a Different World - This Filmakers Library title takes a unique take on the autistic mind. Three autistic children are given a video camera to allow the audience to explore the world as they see it over the course of two years. Two of the children have Asperger's syndrome while the third falls on the lower end of the autism spectrum. This approach reveals the communication and socialization challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum.
27:47
17 Jul 2013
A School for Robin - Mainstreaming An Autistic Child
directed by Betty McAfee; produced by Betty McAfee (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 56 mins  
A School for Robin - Mainstreaming An Autistic Child - This Filmakers Library title explores the challenges that face autistic children in mainstream public education. Special attention from a perseverant staff make this tale a story of success.
55:40
17 Jul 2013
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Autism - Temple Grandin Defines
written by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 1953-; directed by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 1953- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2010), 1 hour 45 mins  
In this First Run Features clip, Dr. Temple Grandin, a famous professor of Animal Science with autism defines and describes the condition, biologically and from a functional perspective.
01:47
17 Jul 2013
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Autism - Causes and Risk Factors
written by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 1953-; directed by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 1953- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2010), 1 hour 45 mins  
This First Run Features clip from 2010 explains that although there is no known cause of autism, a number of genetic and environmental factors appear to be key in its incidence.
02:47
17 Jul 2013
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Autism - Applied Behavioral Anaylsis
written by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 1953-; directed by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, 1953- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2010), 1 hour 45 mins  
In this First Run Features clip, the concept of applied behavioral analysis and its effect on children with autism is explored, with a particular focus on the role applied behavioral consultans and ABC schools play in the education and treatment of autistic children.
05:48
17 Jul 2013
Troubled Minds, 3, Asperger's Syndrome
produced by Mosaic Films LLP, in Troubled Minds, 3 (Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, 2008), 3 mins  
Asperger's Syndrome - This Teachers TV clip from the United Kingdom defines and explores Asperger syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum similar to autism but with normal language development.
03:25
17 Jul 2013
The Management of Rett Syndrome
written by Sarojini Budden; presented by Sarojini Budden, in Issues in Rett Syndome (Fairacres, NM: Clinician's View, 1995), 37 mins  
The Management of Rett Syndrome - This title from Clinician's View looks at a rare and severe form of autism called Rett Syndrome that affects girls in the first two years of life and how various symptoms are managed in therapeutic, educational and psychological settings.
36:30
17 Jul 2013
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