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Uta Frith, a developmental psychologist working at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, and one of the world's leading researchers on autism, invited us to her home in London, England to discuss what is both known and unknown about autism. Even the question "What is autism?" is…
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Autism in America
Autism in America: Putting the puzzle together, one beautiful piece at a time, is a genuine and straightforward look into the Autism Spectrum Disorder as told by the families and individuals living with Autism daily. Many parents are interviewed including Ruth Sullivan, Ph.D., the mother of a man named Joe…
Wretches and Jabberers
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Normal People Scare Me
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A clever and dapper man in his 50s with Autism Spectrum Disorder, finds self-acceptance, a unique ability to fit into his neurotypical world and unconditional love. Though R.V. Kuser has learned to mask the many limitations of his disability and function successfully in our neurotypical world, his triumph comes at…
The United States of Autism
The United States of Autism weaves the tale of a broad spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colors, and cultures - and the story of one man's 40-day, 11,000 mile journey across America to find answers for his family and son. What he learns along the way…
Siblings of Autism
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Portraits of Emotion - The Story of an Autistic Savant
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Generation A - Portraits of Autism and the Arts
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Four-year-old Violet, teenaged Nicholas and adult Paula occupy different positions on the autism spectrum, but they are all at pivotal moments in their lives. How they and the people around them work out their perceptual and behavioral differences becomes a remarkable reflection of the "neurotypical" world -- the world of…