Starting in 1999, two documentary filmmakers spent five months on the research and development of a documentary television series on the need for improved care and support for children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).
PDD is a class of chronic and disabling neurological disorders, related to autism, that causes extreme language delays and lifelong difficulties and requires intensive management.
The proposed TV documentary series was planned to:
The project director, Vivian Ducat, and the director of research, Ray Segal, are documentary filmmakers who have worked extensively for PBS, the BBC, ABC News, and other broadcast outlets.
In the course of this project, Ducat: