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Autism in America / Rowan's Story #930132

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 23, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) CDC statistics on autism in America cited.

(Austin & Elgin, Texas: Don Teague) The story of 9-year-old Rowan Isaacson††, who was diagnosed with autism, presented; scenes shown of the boy's earlier behavior & from their ranch in Elgin, Texas; details given about the boy's love of horses, the family's quest to Mongolia & a bizarre healing ritual. [Parents Rupert & Kristin ISAACSON††- talk about their son & his reaction to the horse.] The growth of therapeutic riding programs for the autistic noted. [Equest Therapeutic Riding Center Amy CAUSEY†- talks about the kids & the horses.]

Couric, Katie;
Teague, Don

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