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Autism Speaks Researchers,

Walk Now for Autism
April 01, 2009

Tune in to the Discovery Health Channel on Monday, April 6 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT to watch two specials focusing on autism:

Unlocking Autism
Monday, April 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
”Unlocking Autism” explores autism from both a scientific and human perspective. Take a voyage into the lives of some of autism's most fascinating characters, and learn more about the challenges and successes of overcoming the still-mysterious disorder. Autism Speaks research

View the “Unlocking Autism” promo.
(YouTube ~ :30)

partners featured in the special include David Amaral, Ph.D., Dan Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D, William McMahon, M.D., Sally Rogers, Ph.D., and Judy Van de Water, Ph.D.

Autism x6
Monday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Discovery Health presents an intimate view of life with multiple children with autism inAutism x6,” an hour-long special profiling the everyday life of John and Robin Kirton, parents to six children with autism. Caring for the children's special needs requires round-the-clock supervision -and“Autism x6” offers a glimpse of John and Robin's daily struggle to maintain order in the midst of chaos, where the household can spin out of control the moment they turn their backs.

During Autism Awareness Month, Discovery Health will serve as one of Autism Speaks' media partners. In addition to the television specials, elements of the partnership will include on-air mentions of Autism Speaks' efforts on Discovery Health Channel, as well as Autism Speaks' Ad Council public service announcements running on-air and online at will provide visitors with an array of information on autism as well as tips, expert advice and access to community boards. Discovery Health will also include information on Autism Awareness Month and Autism Speaks Walk Now For Autism events in the network's newsletters and online throughout the month of April.

Click here for more information at Discovery Health.

Learn more about Autism Speaks Walk Now for Autism events and the Discovery Health National Body Challenge here.