Film festival

So it’s been a few days since I lasted posted but that’s only because life has been busy in regards to all my kids. Anyway, I came across this website from an e-mail I received courtesy of the Autism Society on the 2nd AutFest International Film Festival.

Unlike most post’s where I include an article or tell a short story on my life and autism, I’m simply going to include a link to AutFestAsa.  So check it out when you get a chance.

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Autism Librarian

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Girls + autism

As I said in a previous posted entitled Girls, Women and Autism, ever since I received a comment from a young lady whose sister is autistic, I’ve felt it’s important to cover girls and autism any time I get a chance.

I also know I’ve mentioned this film at least once before and so when I read this article, which is actually an interview with the screenwriter of the film, I felt it was definitely worth talking about again.

The article is entitled “What Inspired the Film ‘Please Stand By’ About a Woman with Autism” by Robert Watkins over at The Mighty. There’s also a link at the end of the article to the full interview.

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Autism Librarian

Hollywood and autism

I found this article very interesting. To those of us with someone who is autistic or perhaps know someone who is autistic, there is a saying that goes when you know one person with autism, you know one person with autism. In other words, everyone with autism is different.

What this article points out is how many of the characters we see in movies and in television, that portray someone that is either autistic or on the spectrum, are in fact very similar. In turn, what that does is limits people understanding of autism.

The article is entitled “Is Hollywood’s Portrayal of Autism Fair” by Shaun Heasley over at Disability Scoop. Definitely worth the read for everyone.

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Autism Librarian

Adam

So I watched the movie Adam, a young man with Asperger’s. The story line is about his relationship with a young lady named Beth. I must say at times it was hard to watch, wondering if my son will ever have a relationship. Anyway, I made it through and I must say, I’m glad I did. I think in a small way it gave me hope for my son.

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Autism Librarian

Adam

So I recently came across what looks like an interesting movie entitled Adam about a young man with aspergers and a young lady he meets. While I’m not sure where my son is in regards to maybe one day having a relationship, perhaps it will even give me some insight into what is possible. It also looks like a cute movie.

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Autism Librarian

Inclusive

Okay, so today I have two articles to post because each of them in their own way, tell a story about society and how it’s changing for the better. The first one is entitled “Tribeca Win Goes To Film Starring Those On The Spectrum” by Michelle Diament over at Disability Scoop.

The second article is entitled “Beauty Pageant Contestant With Down Syndrome Set To Make Historyby Aimee Blanchette and also over at Disability Scoop via the Star Tribune. It’s nice to see inclusion and diversity becoming more common.

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Autism Librarian

Life, Animated

So what seems like many years ago, I read the book Life, Animated  by Ron Suskind and now I see the movie is finally out on dvd. It’s definitely a movie I want to see. Check it out when you get the chance or better yet, read the book first and then go see the movie. Good stuff!

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Autism Librarian