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BBC Trust Says ADHD Show was Inaccurate

The BBC Trust has ruled that an episode of its show Panorama that focused on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder "failed to meet the expected standards of accuracy and impartiality," and that the BBC must make a public apology and correction.
A complainant who had already dealt with BBC management's editorial complaints unit procedure appealed to the ESC [editorial standards committee], arguing that Panorama's report was "seriously inaccurate and unbalanced in the way it dealt with the issue of how ADHD should be treated" and was "likely to cause serious harm to children with the condition." [Source: The Guardian (UK)]
The BBC Trust has ordered Panorama to pull the episode in question, titled What Next for Craig? from the BBC website and refrain from selling the episode to other broadcasters.

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Young Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Makes it to Finals of "America's Top Model"

A young woman with Asperger's Syndrome made it to the top five on the popular television reality show "America's Next Top Model."

Heather Kuzmich, a 20 year-old student from Valparaiso, Indiana, was eliminated from the competition after making the finals and being voted viewers' favorite for eight weeks in a row.

Ms. Kuzmich has a form of autism that is characterized by difficulties in communication, inability to read others' cues, and unusual social interactions. Some of her traits, such as her inability to hold eye contact and tendency to glance sideways, gave her modeling photos an edgy quality. However, when faced with the challenge of living with twelve other contestants, her disorder sometimes put her at a disadvantage. She often needed telephone support from her mother when the others made fun of her.

Ms. Kuzmich told the New York Times that the contest was a personal way to test her limits as a person with Asperger's Syndrome.
"It was a point in my life where I was thinking either Asperger's was going to define me or I was going to be able to work around it," she said.
Visit Your Little Professor to find schools and camps for children with Asperger's.

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Young Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Makes it to Finals of "America's Top Model"

A young woman with Asperger's Syndrome made it to the top five on the popular television reality show "America's Next Top Model."

Heather Kuzmich, a 20 year-old student from Valparaiso, Indiana, was eliminated from the competition after making the finals and being voted viewers' favorite for eight weeks in a row.

Ms. Kuzmich has a form of autism that is characterized by difficulties in communication, inability to read others' cues, and unusual social interactions. Some of her traits, such as her inability to hold eye contact and tendency to glance sideways, gave her modeling photos an edgy quality. However, when faced with the challenge of living with twelve other contestants, her disorder sometimes put her at a disadvantage. She often needed telephone support from her mother when the others made fun of her.

Ms. Kuzmich told the New York Times that the contest was a personal way to test her limits as a person with Asperger's Syndrome.
"It was a point in my life where I was thinking either Asperger's was going to define me or I was going to be able to work around it," she said.
Visit Your Little Professor to find schools and camps for children with Asperger's.

Labels: success, media, support

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