Released in 2006, Normal People Scare Me has made its way around the world on a mother and son speaking and screening tour. The film was conceived by Taylor Cross -- an aspiring filmmaker with autism -- when he was 15. Co-created by Taylor and his mother, disabilities advocate and expert, Keri Bowers, the film has been a critical success throughout the world since its release.
In the film, Cross offers a quirky and refreshing interview style as he asks questions including: "Do you like being autistic?"; "What do you want to be when you grow up?"; and Have you been teased? Interviews with over 65 individuals offer powerful, poignant insight to the joys and sorrows behind the faces and mysteries of autism." This film crosses over and bridges those with disabilities and those without.
An excellent tool for in-service, education and awareness, the film has been used in universities, colleges, school districts, private and public organizations and corporations to shed a new perspective on autism as can only be expressed by those who experience it. A must see.
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