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Day by Day: Raising the Child with Autism/PDD

Resource Type

Video - Parent


"An honest and intimate look into the daily lives of two preschool children with autism/PDD. This program illuminates the challenges faced by parents of difficult children. Covering a range of issues, the two cases featured are very different from one another. The first features Jessica, a combative, overly-active child who lives with her mother and father. The other is about Elaina, a low-functioning child who has no language and lives with her mother and toddler sister. The tape follows the families in their day-to-day experiences---at home, at the playground, out shopping, and in other settings. Using a voice-over documentary technique, the parents explain the actual problems they confront, their strategies for coping with their frustrations, and their satisfactions in raising special-needs children." -Child Development Media, Inc.


All Ages

Age Groups

Toddlerhood (1-3), Preschool/Kindergarten (3-5), School Age (6-12)




Susan Hoban , Joan F. Goodman


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