CBC’s “Positively Autistic” Wins Its First Award

Filed Under (Autism and The Media) by Estee on 11-08-2009

Last year, I participated in this CBC documentary “Positively Autistic,” which first aired in October 2008. The documentary has received exceptional positive feedback and has won it’s first (note how I write first) award:


RTNDA announces 2008 National & Network Award Recipients

    TORONTO, June 27 /CNW/ - Some of the best news stories and programs in
the country were honoured tonight by RTNDA Canada, The Association of
Electronic Journalists. RTNDA Canada presented its coveted Network RTNDA
Awards at an event in Toronto.
    National awards were also presented to winning stations in Central
Canada. Similar awards dinners have been held in Moncton, Edmonton and
Vancouver over the past several weeks to honour winners from other regions of
the country.
    The awards program was the culmination of a conference focusing on the
future of local news. "Congratulations to all the winners" said RTNDA
President Cal Johnstone. "These awards underline the value of local news
coverage to Canadian communities."

You can watch the CBC documentary located on the right-hand margin of this blog.


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I’m a PhD candidate at York University, Critical Disability Studies, with a multi-disciplinary background in the arts as a curator and writer. I am the Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project (www.taaproject.com), and an enamoured mother of my only son who lives with the autism label. I like to write about our journey, critical issues regarding autism in the area of human rights, law, and social justice, as well as reflexive practices in (auto)ethnographic writing about autism.