September 10th Dialogue Show
This week on Dialogue reporter Steve Kotchko talks with Donna Swanson, executive director of the FOCUS Center for Autism in Canton. Swanson explains autism as an illness, and the so-called autism “spectrum” that covers various ways autism presents itself in children. Swanson offers parents advice on how to get a diagnosis for a child potentially affected by autism and what treatments and strategies are available after a positive diagnosis. She also discusses the challenges of educating children with autism.