NBC4 Continues Autism Awareness Campaign

“The Autism Puzzle” aired Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

(WCMH-TV) continues to raise awareness about autism with its latest edition of The Autism Puzzle on April 3rd at 7:30pm. The Autism Puzzle annually raises awareness of and provides information about the complex disorder of autism.

Hosted by NBC4’s Jerod Smalley, this piece of the puzzle will be a continuation of a conversation about autism research, treatments and needs of those on the autism spectrum. The special will also feature:

* ADNP Syndrome a genetic mutation in the brain only recently discovered and closely linked to Autism.

* The Rich Center and its mission to improve education and outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.

* A unique concept being developed in Columbus for an Autism Community

* And, a young woman with Aspergers Syndrome’s “Night to Shine”

NBC4 is providing a live simulcast of the program to WKBN in Youngstown and WTRF in Wheeling/Steubenville.

The Autism Puzzle also offers a live phone bank (614-821-4444) and a live digital chat conversation to provide resources and answers to viewers and the community about autism.

Resources:

ADNP Syndrome

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/adnp-syndrome

https://www.adnpfoundation.org/what-is-adnp-syndromehvdas.html

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