Autistic kids learn to smile with Ali G's cousin
Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge and has been working in the field of autism for some years now trying to find ways to unlock the emotional interaction skills that blight children and adults suffering from autism.
The DVD uses vehicles with faces on them that show their emotions as they interact with the world in many ways not unlike Thomas the Tank Engine DVDs.
The DVD is funded by the British Government but experts are keen to point out that just plonking autistic kids in front of the TV is unlikely to help build emotional literacy although the DVD could be a tool towards doing so.
"It was revelatory," his mother, Caron Freeborn told AP Television News in Cambridge, England. Before watching the video, Jude didn't understand what emotions were and never noticed the expressions on people's faces, even those of his parents or younger brother.
Jenny's adventures are part of a DVD for autistic children released this week in the United States called The Transporters.
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