Louis Theroux – Extreme Love: Autism

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Louis Theroux heads to New Jersey to visit the DLC Warren school, one of the best schools in the United States for children with autism. He meets some of the students at the school and their families for an understanding of what their day to day lives are like and some of the challenges associated with raising a child with autism.

Autism diagnosis rates have been steadily increasing in the United States, and Theroux choose New Jersey for this documentary because the state is at the forefront of the trend with some 1 in 29 boys being diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The cause of the increase in the prevalence of autism us unknown and neither is there a known cure.

This episode was screened in 2012 and was followed shortly afterwards by the documentary Extreme Love: Dementia. 

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