I have always wondered what it would be like to truly get to know someone with Autism. Now a hot topic in the news, I was reminded of a school my friend's mom worked at. I was soon introduced to and spent eight days with Chad, a 20 year-old living...... Read Full Episode Summary »
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In these exclusive clips from the latest episode of 'World Of Jenks,' Chad reveals more of his daily routines and discusses how his life has changed since meeting Jenks.
While living with Chad, a 20-year-old with autism, Jenks experiences not only the challenges of this condition, but discovers a smart, hilarious, and heroic young man.
I have always wondered what it would be like to truly get to know someone with Autism. Now a hot topic in the news, I was reminded of a school my friend's mom worked at. I was soon introduced to and spent eight days with Chad, a 20 year-old living with autism. Not only does Chad not make you feel sorry for his disabilities, I quickly noticed that he's one of the funniest and most compassionate people I had ever met. I witnessed the heartache he feels from feeling different, but in our time together we took on challenges and pushed the boundaries of his condition. I'm glad to call him a close and trusted friend.
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At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, and treatments for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. Learn more about our leadership, our board of directors, our scientific boards and our family services committee at www.autismspeaks.org.
Located in North Salem, NY, Chad attends the Westchester Exceptional Children's School which focuses on meeting the educational, social and emotional need of students with autism, medically fragile children, and students with communication and behavior disorders thought to be too handicapped to attend public education programs. For more information please visit www.wecschool.org.