WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - 10/29/10) - TV Worldwide, (www.tvworldwide.com), the Internet's first TV network, announced that it had been selected to webcast 'Autism Today and Beyond,' the first in a series of free live Interactive national town hall Internet TV presentations, November 1, 2010 at 2PM ET. The event is being produced in support of Internet TV channel Give The World Your Heart TV (www.GTWYH.TV) and will feature a panel of experts discussing the issues surrounding children with Autism as they enter adulthood.Led by Karen Simmons, CEO of Autism Today (www.AutismToday.com), and author of ten autism-related titles, including Chicken Soup for the Soul Children with Special Needs, and The Official Autism 101 Manual, the 'Autism Today and Beyond' town hall webcast will feature several of the top experts and advocates in North America's autism community, including:
- Dr. Temple Grandin, renowned agricultural scientist, livestock expert and perhaps the world's most famous person with autism;
- Dr. Stephen Shore, professor at Adelphi University, person on the autism spectrum, and author of Autism for Dummies;
- Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, founder and director of C.A.R.D. (Center for Autism and Related Disorders); founder of ACT for Military Families
- David Kirby, author of Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines & the Autism Epidemic; and
- Elaine Hall, "CoachE," dubbed the "Child Whisperer" by the New York Times, subject of 2-Emmy winning HBO documentary, Autism: The Musical.
The event is made possible through the sponsorship support of leading Autism sector organizations, including College Internship Program, Spectrum Supplements, Canadian National Autism Foundation, and Respen-A™ which will be featured during the webcast."We're pleased to have again been selected to deploy our TV Worldwide Internet TV network to support the disability community and Give The World Your Heart TV," stated Dave Gardy, chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide. "With the event's high caliber experts, we're getting huge interest for this webcast and we're provisioning our servers accordingly. This content will eventually be featured on our re-launched Internet TV Channel for the community of people with disabilities, WebAble TV which we will launch later this year in cooperation with The Paciello Group, a leading accessibility consulting group.""Emerging technologies such as Internet TV and Social Media provide great hope and opportunities for positive solutions in the Autism community to reach the masses," remarked Sandy Masin, Founder of Give The World Your Heart, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (www.GTWYH.org) and the parent company of 'Give The World Your Heart' TV. "We are pleased to be able to work with Internet TV pioneer TV Worldwide to present this webcast series featuring a highly esteemed group of experts dedicated to this cause.""The number of persons with Autism has increased at staggering epidemic rates," said Ms. Simmons. "Now is the time to reverse this trend with proven treatments, awareness and sustainable best practices and the 'Autism Today and Beyond' webcast series is integral to getting the word out."This national town hall event will be webcast live beginning 2 PM ET, Monday, November 1, 2010 at www.GTWYH.TV and www.TVWorldwide.com in addition to National League of Cities TV (www.NLCTV.org). Visitors to the live webcast will be able to post questions to interviewees and participate in Q&A via e-mail, providing a fully interactive forum for sharing information.About Give The World Your Heart Give The World Your Heart, Inc. (www.GTWYH.org) was formed for exclusively charitable, religious, educational, scientific, or literary purposes. Give The Word Your Heart, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit company. The organization's Internet TV channel, 'Give The World Your Heart' TV (www.GTWYH.TV) viewers enjoy positive motivational programming, live webcasts, music video, documentaries and shows from participants from all over the globe, that encourage viewers to send their heartbeats in an effort to grow a new health heartbeat counting measurement called Total Gratitude Heartbeat Counter.About TV WorldwideFounded in 1999, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels, primarily targeting niche professional communities ranging from the Maritime industry to the Digital Media sector. Known by many in the industry as "Intelligent Internet TV," Fortune 500 companies, 27 federal government agencies, and numerous International associations including the National Association of Broadcasters utilize TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering 2007 through 2009. CEO Dave Gardy has been honored by Streaming Media Magazine in 2008 as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA) (www.webcasters.org).