Online Program

Families with autism: Let them stand tall

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Robert Johnson, PhD, Arts and Sciences, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii (Retired), Honolulu, HI
A video celebration of the experiences of four families whose children have autism spectrum disorders. The video showcases teachers, providers, and services that are making a difference in the lives of these families and their children. This video features four families in Hawaii who have a child with autism. Parents, and a young man who has autism, describe the challenges of living with autism and finding interventions that work. Praise is ample for schools and teachers who accept students with autism in inclusive classrooms. The stories include both sadness (the young man says, “I have advanced so far but still feel like an outsider.”) and humor (a mother tells how her autistic son removes all labels from canned goods in the pantry). Everybody in the film is a hero who deserves to stand tall.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the heartbreak and courage of families and individuals who have autism or have a member of the family who has autism.

Keyword(s): Family/Consumer Perspective, Access to Care

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I helped the author and director of this video edit and arrange the content of this video. I also helped update of material in the film in 2012. I have no financial or other interest in the film. The film does not promote any product, goods, services, or bias. The film was produced by the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.