A new Connecticut Public Radio series spotlights autism spectrum disorder -- with insight into the lives and experiences of young children and their families.
This hour, we speak with the series' creator, Dr. Thyde Dumont-Mathieu, and hear from a Connecticut mother whose son is on the spectrum.
Plus: When it comes to homeschooling students, what systems are in place to protect Connecticut youth? We talk to the Office of the Child Advocate about its review of local school districts.
- Dr. Thyde Dumont-Mathieu - Developmental behavioral pediatrician at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; contributor to Connecticut Public Radio with her series Seeing Things Differently
- Jenn Hudson - Connecticut-based nurse; mother of a child with autism spectrum disorder
- Sarah Eagan - Child Advocate for the State of Connecticut (@sarah_eagan)
The Connecticut Mirror: Child advocate finds some homeschooled kids subject to abuse, neglect - "In a study of six public school districts, Eagan found that over three academic years, 36 percent of students withdrawn for homeschooling lived in families that had at least one prior accepted report for suspected abuse or neglect from the Department of Children and Families."
Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which origianally aired on May 3, 2018.