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In 1970, the Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. In 1972, the first annual National Autistic Children’s week was created, later evolving intoAutism Acceptance Month (AAM).
The first Autism Acceptance Month celebrations were organized by Paula Durbin Westby in 2011, as a response to traditional “Autism Awareness” campaigns which some of the Autistic community found harmful and insufficient. To learn more about the philosophy behind the "Nothing About Us, Without Us!" campaign, please visit the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network.
Scottish singer Susan Boyle, internationally recognized for performing "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Misérables on Britain's Got Talent, was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum. Full bio
The real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood.
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works—sharing her ability to “think in pictures,”" which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.
This highly personal and emotional film is presented by Psychologist Prof Uta Frith, who has devoted 50 years to studying autism. The film shows the remarkable characters who have revolutionized our understanding of the human brain.
This film is a genuine and straightforward look into the autism spectrum disorder as told by the families and individuals living with autism daily. Includes interviews with Ruth Sullivan, Ph.D., the mother of Joe who inspired Dustin Hoffman's autistic character in the movie Rain Man and Alexis, the first autistic person to run for Miss America.
Designed for children with autism and their families, Duncan's Minecraft server AutCraft creates a safe online environment for play and self-expression for kids who sometimes behave a bit differently than their peers.