Caren Zucker

Co-Director, Co-Producer

Caren Zucker is a director, producer and journalist who has told stories for more than 25 years across a broad range of subjects both domestically and internationally. As a producer for ABC’s World News and Nightline, working alongside Peter Jennings, Charlie Gibson and Diane Sawyer, she covered civil rights, presidential campaigns, economic issues and social trends. She was honored for her role in ABC’s coverage of 9/11 with two of television’s most prestigious prizes, the Peabody and the Alfred L. DuPont awards. Zucker was the producer and co-writer of PBS NewsHour series Autism Now. Her oldest son Mickey’s autism diagnosis inspired a new direction in her reporting: to bring a better understanding of autism’s realities

John Donvan

Co-Director, Co-Producer

John Donvan is a veteran network correspondent and producer for ABC, CNN and PBS, and host and moderator of the Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates, which are heard on public radio and by podcast. He has also been a contributing editor to The Atlantic. During his journalism career, in addition to anchoring various ABC broadcasts, John served as chief White House correspondent, and held multiyear postings in London, Moscow, Jerusalem and Amman, Jordan. He wrote and reported for the documentary program Turning Point. The winner of four Emmys and the Overseas Press Club Award, he became interested in autism’s impact on families upon meeting his wife, physician and medical school professor Ranit Mishori, who grew up in Israel with a brother profoundly affected by autism, He has two children and lives in Washington, DC.

Ray Conley

Editor, Co-Producer

A four-time Emmy Award winning editor, Ray is the founder of Brave Dog Productions, where he has edited, produced and directed films, documentaries and live events. Ray’s decades of experience at ABC in news, sports and entertainment honed his dedication to the art of storytelling. Projects range from the Kennedy Center Honors, to the Special Olympics, to Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls. He edited AUTISM NOW, the PBS NewsHour series produced by Caren Zucker. Ray has drawn on years of exposure to the many worlds of autism to help craft this extraordinary story.

Terry Stewart

Director of Photography. An 11-time Emmy Award-winning Cameraman and Producer, Terry was Executive Producer/DP for the 1996, 2002, 2004 Olympic Torch Relays, Senior Cameraman for NBC Sports at 9 Olympic Games, and is current DP for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship.