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'Jimmy & Tommy' explores the nuances of adult relationships and romance. A portrait of a man, Tom, on the high-functioning end of the Autistic spectrum and his partner, Jim, the project meditates on the potential for connection and intimacy in the modern world.
According to the Neurodiversity Movement, autism is not merely a mental disorder that desperately needs to be cured but a natural source of neurodiversity within the human genome that generates strengths as well as limitations.
The annual Autism Walk, sponsored by Autism Speaks, draws thousands of local families from all walks of life and all ethnic communities, to demonstrate their solidarity in supporting those on the spectrum.
Understanding the education system can help parents advocate for their children, creating IEPs (individual education plans) to suit their unique needs.
This portrait of a Chinese-American family shows how the parents’ love and patience eventually help their son Frankie become more integrated into the outside world. They also encourage his passionate interest in science and astronomy.
This is a portrait of a strong single-mother from a Zapotecan village and her teenage daughter with autism. Though Gricelda has three other children, she protects Selena from bullies and encourages her passion for math.
This family portrait shows a married couple sharing the daunting challenges posed by their two young children with autism, Nicolas who has daily tantrums and Elena who doesn’t speak
Stephan McFadyen, a 14-year-old with autism, films life with his neurotypical younger brother Noah, and his 10-year-old sister Skylar, who has epilepsy, autism, and cerebral palsy.
Founded in 2011, this California vocational school trains young adults on the spectrum, preparing them for lifelong careers in animation, computer graphics, and post production
Ben Anderson, a 24-year old with Aspergers, attends UCLA’s Peers Clinic for Young Adults so that he can learn how to make new friends and find romance
This is a story of a young woman on the spectrum who doesn't speak, but who succeeds in graduating from college.
Brian Tolley, a 19-year old man with autism, develops a rare creative talent—making sculptures out of commonplace “twisties” and selling them at the Hollywood Farmer's Market.
This portrait show how a 10-year-old boy on the spectrum uses a skateboarding clinic as an alternative therapy, one that builds not only his motor skills but also his confidence.
Having experienced a diversity of issues that arise when one is on the spectrum, the Australian author of Nobody Nowhere and Somebody Somewhere tells her own story of living with autism.
Somali emigres in Minnesota face a baffling outbreak of autism, a disorder unknown in their former homeland. This situation presents a rare research opportunity for those interested in finding the causes of autism