Thanks to WCBD News 2 and 103.5 WEZL, our Autism News Network students were able to take field trips last Monday to working broadcast media stations. While touring, students observed the production in action and were able to talk to working professionals about job opportunities in the broadcasting field and the skills needed to procure employment.
The Autism News Network trains participants in the use of journalism tools and techniques with the goal of building a television and internet news network focused on the complex world of Autism—treatment, research, education and family life. Educational programming about Autism for families, clinicians, teachers, and researchers will be written, produced, and directed by individuals with Autism. In addition to its educational mission, the Autism News NetWORK will provide critically-needed jobs for adults with Autism.