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"Days of our Lives" Storyline Addresses Autism

Actors, Writer, Discuss Storyline on "Today"
June 27, 2008

On Tuesday, June 24, NBC's daytime drama "Days of our Lives" began a storyline in which a couple, Dr. Lexie Carver (Renee Jones) and Commissioner Abe Carver (James Reynolds), are told their 3-year-old son, Theo, has autism. The storyline is based on the experiences of the series' head writer, Dena Higley, who, with her husband has raised a child with autism of their own. In order to share the storyline responsibly, “Days of our Lives” has joined with Autism Speaks.
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On Tuesday, June 24, actors Renee Jones and James Reynolds and head writer Dena Higley appeared on "Today" on NBC to discuss the plotline. Click here to read more and view the segment from "Today."