Congratulations to Ashley Reynolds, our Age of Autism Best Media winner for 2006 (HERE) on winning a coveted Emmy!
For the Mid-America EMMY Awards, KOMU TV 8's Ashley Reynolds from Missouri, won the student category for the Combating Autism From Within Series.
"It's an amazing honor to win such a prestigious award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the 2008 Emmy Awards. It's a great feeling to be recognized by the academy for our hard work. It was privileged to be among hundreds of the best journalists in the Midwest. This would not have been possible without input from the autism community.
I have received more than a thousand emails, phone calls, and letters from around the world for our groundbreaking series. Those responses mean more than any award I could ever win. Thank you so much for those that helped make the series possible. All I wanted was to inform people in Mid-Missouri about autism and investigate the possible link to vaccines, in the end our series touched people world wide. So many journalists will never have a story that reaches people on a global scale. I am proud that I could share a story that needed to be told."
So far, Ashley has won three awards for the series that range from national to regional. You can watch the entire 14 part series along with the hour special on the Combating Autism From Within Blog here-- www.combatingautismfromwithin.blogspot.com