Carina Morillo: To understand Autism, don’t look away

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January, 2018
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TEDX

Carina is a mother of a child diagnosed with ASD. She describes the struggles she felt when her child was losing his language and ability to maintain eye contact. Carina realized once she started engaging with her son in his preferred activities, she felt real connections, and began building his joint attention skills. She also did this by connecting with her son using pictures.

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How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger’s

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December, 2017
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TED

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex developmental disorder affecting an individual’s ability to socially interact, communicate, and increases the likelihood that they engage in repetitive behaviours or have restricted interests. To date, there are more boys diagnosed with ASD than girls.

In this TED, Alix Generous describes her life with Asperger’s in a humorous way and the challenges it brought her in the school setting. This impactful video demonstrates the complexities of ASD, and to be mindful of these differences and how they can affect communication.

Alix describes ASD as a challenge but also a gift that allows her to think innovatively which ultimately helped her become a successful business woman.

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Aspergers are us

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November, 2017
DVD Author: 
Alex Lehmann

Aspergers Are Us is a documentary about a group of four friends with ASD, who formed a comedy troupe. They prepare for a final show before going in different directions continuing their journey through adulthood. This inspiring story shows people with ASD can develop friendships, achieve higher education, and have a meaningful quality of life.

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Atypical

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October, 2017
DVD Author: 
Seth Gordon

Atypical is a comedy that follows Sam, a teenager with ASD, who decides he is ready for a girlfriend despite his struggles with social interaction. The series depicts a family’s efforts to cope with their son’s diagnosis, and his quest for independence.
This would be helpful for families who have teenagers with ASD. Although the family dynamic issues may be hard to watch, they provide a realistic representation of some common themes. Some of the content may not be suitable for all children, and viewer discretion is advised.

Find it on Netflix.

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Autism in Love

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October, 2017
DVD Author: 
Matt Fuller, Director

Autism in Love is a documentary showcasing four individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their romantic relationships.

Creators wanted to focus on adults with ASD as there is less documentation on this age group. The documentary demonstrates the challenges and intricacies of romantic relationships for individuals with autism due to deficits in social communication. Overall, the focus on romantic relationships for individuals with ASD showcases the impact this social area has on mental health and quality of life.

If you like updates on the individuals followed in the documentary, you can check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AutismInLove/.

You may download the video from http://www.autisminlove.com/services3

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Ami Klin: A new way to diagnose autism

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September, 2017
DVD Author: 
TED Talks

Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disorder affecting an individual’s ability to socially interact, communicate, and increases the likelihood that they engage in repetitive behaviours or have restricted interests. The diagnosis of ASD has relied on measures delivered by trained psychologists and clinicians; no blood or medical test currently exists. However, Ami Klin and his colleague Warren Jones have developed eye tracking technology to diagnose individuals at an earlier age. This Ted Talk, delivered by Klin, gives insight to the development of their technology.

Please note: current ASD rate are now 1 in 68

You can find it here: https://www.ted.com/talks/ami_klin_a_new_way_to_diagnose_autism

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The Story of Luke

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August, 2017
DVD Author: 
Alonso Mayo

This move stars Seth Green and tells the story of a young man with autism. The plot centers around this man’s journey of moving in with family after his grandmother passes away. It documents the social challenges he faces when trying to obtain a job and get a girlfriend.

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Fly Away

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July, 2017
DVD Author: 
Janet Grillo

This movie depicts the story of a single mother (Jeanne) raising her teenage daughter who is very impacted by autism. During the movie, the viewer is brought on Jeanne’s journey and the challenges with raising her daughter. Jeanne must face her daughter’s future as adulthood approaches – will she remain at home? Or do other arrangements need to be made? A must-watch to gain perspective on what some parents go through with their children.

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Rosie King: How Autism Freed Me to be Myself

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June, 2017
DVD Author: 
TedTalks

Although short in length, this Ted Talk discusses the importance of human diversity by 16-year-old Rosie King. Rosie spends time talking about her own experience as an individual with autism. As such, she provides an additional voice to this current area of activism and education, especially neurodiversity.

https://www.ted.com/talks/rosie_king_how_autism_freed_me_to_be_myself

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How to Dance in Ohio

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May, 2017

Individuals with autism lack social skills and often find navigating the social world difficult. As such, this documentary takes an in-depth look at a group of teens with autism preparing for their first formal dance. During this journey, the viewer experiences the emotions, stressors, anxieties, and gains of these young people. Overall, this documentary provides a humbling look at a coming of age experience most of us take for granted.

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