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“The Global Learning Series” to Raise Understanding and Awareness of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s) Through Public Awareness Initiative, “Is It Me?”

BOCA RATON, Fla. (BUSINESS WIRE) The Global Learning Series” announced today that the education-focused television program distributed to individual public television stations in the U.S. and globally to Voice of America U.S. Government television programming, is launching their emotionally gripping public awareness initiative about Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s).

This campaign is designed to encourage parents and children with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s), i.e. Asperger Syndrome, to “come out” and not hide their secret any longer for fear of being rejected. “This may be the child who looks like everyone else but no one wants to be friends with at school, the soccer field, and even at church.” Autism on the spectrum is different for each child. Children with higher functioning ASD’s, including Aperger Syndrome, may have mild, moderate, to severe social issues, and schools and teachers should be responsible for getting their local autism group to come in and explain how to help,” remarked John McGuire, Executive Producer of “The Global Learning Series.”

The initiative consists of a 30 second and 1 minute public service announcement (PSA) style segment that was recently shot in a classroom at an elementary school in the United States and features a little girl with Asperger Syndrome who bravely responds to the question posed by her classmates, “Is it Me?” with the statement, ”It’s Me!”

Both segments can now be viewed in flash format on the bottom of “The Global Learning Series” website with links to information about Autism. They will air nationally on FamilyNet the week of September 29th (check “The Global Learning Series” website 24-48 hours prior to airing for exact night and time of those airings and check your cable menu for FamilyNet channel availability in your area). The segments will also be uplinked by satellite (Monday September 29th at 10:00 AM Central, 11:00 AM Eastern) for individual public television stations across the United States, to air at their discretion.

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About “The Global Learning Series”

“The Global Learning Series” is education-focused, issue-oriented and non-commercial programming, independently produced by GTS Education Inc. and distributed directly to public television stations throughout the United States and globally to VOA Television. “The Global Learning Series” strictly follows the standards and practices of public television and is distributed freely to public television stations nationwide. “The Global Learning Series” program is not affiliated with PBS. For program information, contact: info@thegloballearningseries.tv.

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John McGuire, Senior Producer, 561.338.7479

Source: 25/9/2008 Business Wire

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