Aneri Pattani

Multimedia Reporter and Student Journalist

On The Spectrum

From April 2013 through July 2013, I hosted a local cable and web show entitled "On the Spectrum." Sponsored by Autism Services & Resource Connecticut, the show featured guests from various fields who provided tips and guidance for those with autism and their loved ones. My job as the host was to research the guests and the topic for each show in order to prepare a series of questions and a basic outline for each 30-minute program. I spoke with the guests extensively prior to filming so that I could better understand their expertise and use my understanding to guide the conversation while on camera.

Dr. Loomis discusses social challenges and generalization, a concept detailed in his book "Staying in the Game".

Social Security Specialist David Hampton discusses applying for financial benefits.

Jim Lyman discusses the importance of and basic steps of planning a financial future for your Autistic child.