A roundtable with four autism researchers and advocates explores the mounting challenges faced by governments, educators, families and public health officials in dealing with autism as the prevalence in the U.S. continues to grow.
Robert MacNeil investigates why the number of children with autism is increasing in the U.S. He meets children at different points on the autism spectrum and gets several views on the increase in prevalence.
For public school systems, the demand for special educational and treatment for children with autism often outpaces what is available. Robert MacNeil looks at how two schools in the New York City area handle teaching children and teens with autism.