Living With Autism

Published: Thu 15 Aug 2013 11:33 AM
Living With Autism
Mozart was probably afflicted by it – and Michelangelo, Sir Isaac Newton, Lewis Carroll and Albert Einstein. Today about 1% of the general population is affected by the condition called Autism Spectrum Disorder.
People affected by ASD have difficulties in social interaction, social communication and imagination.
The guest this week In Conversation with Noel Cheer on Face Television is Simon Buckingham. He is a lawyer and a member of that 1%. He also has opinions about the way that the law treats such impaired people.
"In Conversation with Noel Cheer", Face Television, Monday August 19th at 7:00pm, repeated on Tuesday August 20th at 12 noon.
Face Television, the home of public broadcasting, is found on Sky Television Channel 83 and can also be received in the Auckland region on UHF Channels 41, 42 and 52. It is also live-streamed on The website carries programme schedules. Some recent episodes of In Conversation can be viewed at
"In Conversation with Noel Cheer" receives funding from New Zealand on Air. This has enabled us to introduce viewers to over 270 New Zealanders on Air (as well as visitors to New Zealand) during more than six years of unbroken weekly public-interest broadcasting.

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