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The Brian Lehrer Show

Like Father, Like Son - On the Autism Spectrum

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

On World Autism Day, John Elder Robison, author of the memoir, Look Me in the Eye, joins us after ringing the opening bell at the stock market. He's become a spokesperson for those with Asperger's and addresses his thoughts on finding out one of his books was found in Adam Lanza's home. In his new book, Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives, he talks about raising his own son who also has Asperger's.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor's Race Corruption Arrests; Maya Angelou; ADHD; World Peace Game

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Breaking This Morning: State Senator Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran have been arrested on charges of trying to fix this year's mayoral race. We'll be monitoring all morning with Ben Smith of Buzzfeed. A new study reports a 53% increase in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD. New York Times health reporter Alan Schwarz explains the findings and takes your calls. Plus: Maya Angelou discusses her new book on how being raised by her grandmother impacted her relationship with her mother; John Elder Robison talks about life with Asperger's Syndrome and raising a son who shares his condition; and the World Peace Game's lessons on cooperation.

Studio 360

Asperger's Gets Prime-Time Attention

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Last week on Studio 360, we explored how arts and creativity can teach us about autism.  And last year, Kurt talked with Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Tim Page whose Asperger’s Syndrome wasn’t diagnosed until he turned 40.  For others, it may go undiagnosed for a lifetime. ...

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