Wisconsin News Roundup, Autism In The Midwest

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Midwesterners are generally thought to be polite, but a writer says that can be hard for those on the Autism spectrum who are prone to speak bluntly. Our guest shares his experience moving from boisterous New York City to comfortable Green Bay, Wisconsin. We also recap the biggest stories from around the state this week.

Featured in this Show

  • State News Roundup For February 26, 2016

    WPR’s news director joins us to talk the latest opinions of Wisconsin voters, poverty around the state and other major headlines from around the state this week.

  • Wisconsin Expert Discusses How State Is Doing On Autism

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 percent of the world population has an autism spectrum disorder. In addition, the prevalence of autism in American children increased by nearly 120% percent from 2000 to 2010. That means more and more families are becoming familiar with a disorder that was relatively unknown just a few decades ago. A Wisconsin-based expert talks about how we’ve progressed as a society when it comes to how we view behavioral differences…and how Wisconsin is doing when it comes to providing services to autistic individuals and their families.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Noah Ovshinsky Guest
  • Michael John Carley Guest