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PBS NewsHour Films Story on First Place® & SARRC

John Donvan and Caren Zucker, award-winning journalists and authors of New York Times-best seller, In a Different Key—The Story of Autism, spent four days in Phoenix this month filming a segment for PBS NewsHour. Their focus is on transitioning adolescents and adults with autism, featuring students from the First Place Transition Academy operated by SARRC.

Here are photos taken by Stephen G. Dreiseszun, Viewpoint Photographers, and Sydnee Schwartz, ASU Cronkite journalism student, who were shooting the shoot. We’ll keep you posted on when the story airs!

PBS NewsHour has aired two stories about Greater Phoenix’s supportive community for individuals with autism, featuring First Place AZ, SARRC, and SMILE Biscotti.

WHAT: PBS NewsHour’s “A Place in the World”

WHEN: Segments aired during the 6 p.m. MST broadcast on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10

WHERE: PBS Ch. 8 Phoenix

John Donvan and Caren Zucker, award-winning journalists and authors of New York Times-best seller, In a Different Key—The Story of Autism, produced the segments.

Giving adults with autism the skills to build independent lives

PBS NewsHour Segment - Giving adults with autism the skills to build independent lives

How Phoenix became the most autism-friendly city in the world

 How Phoenix became the most autism-friendly city in the world

Photos taken by Stephen G. Dreiseszun, Viewpoint Photographers, and Sydnee Schwartz, ASU Cronkite journalism student, who were shooting the shoot.

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