Season 12, Episode 2 Prisoners of Silence

"Prisoners of Silence" explores the use of facilitated communication to help autistic people express themselves. Considered is the validity of the method, in which someone guides the autistic person's hand over a keyboard to produce a typed message.

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  • Premise: PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar… (more)

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