This groundbreaking documentary, premiered at the White House Conference on Children (1970), shows the value of an early educational start, and identifies the need for research. Clearly presented are the characteristic behaviors of this syndrome as well as the gains such a child can make in a therapeutic nursery setting.
Director: Peter Scheer
Producer: Judith S. Bloch
Judith S. Bloch, Founder/CEO, Variety Child Learning Center (VCLC), is a pioneer and activist in the field of special education. One of the first to recognize the need for early intervention, she established a preschool for children with learning, language and behavior problems, including autism, along with programs for their families (1966). Ms. Bloch's advocacy efforts contributed to the establishment of IDEA, a Federal entitlement program, and she continues to advocate for public policy changes that address the needs of children with developmental disabilities and their families.
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