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MUSC Catalyst News has published a great article about the Autism News Network:

Why would someone travel to Charleston from Georgetown, Beaufort or even Myrtle Beach every week just to meet in a small lunchroom for two hours and practice shooting and editing videos? There are surely places closer to home where the same skills could be learned. But for the people who come to MUSC week in and week out to create videos for the Autism News Network, the group is much more than a fun class.

“This group’s been a lifesaver for me,” says Scott Biehl, who drives down from Georgetown every Thursday to participate.

The group is actually a gathering of adults with autism who work together to create videos about living with the disorder, all the while improving their technical skills, practicing their social and executive functioning skills and even providing a sort of group therapy to one another.

The program is the brainchild of McLeod Frampton Gwynette, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. He originally thought it would focus on posting evidence-based information about autism to combat much of the misinformation found on social networks like Facebook.

But he knew his idea was missing something. The Autism News Network came alive when he realized that adults with autism would be best suited to write, produce and direct all the videos.

Read the full article here: https://web.musc.edu/about/news-center/2019/04/23/autism-news-network