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New Autism Comedy Drama Will Feature 3 Autistic Actors

Have you seen the show “Parenthood” that features Max Kellerman, a young boy with autism? The producer of that show Jason Katim, is back to bring Amazon Studios a new comedy drama based on the Israeli show ‘On the Spectrum.’ [...]

By |June 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What The Film ‘Po’ Taught Me As Someone On The Autism Spectrum

In recent years more and more films have been released that have focused on those with autism and other special needs. This rings true for a new movie to be released in ‘Po’ that looks at the story of a [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What The Film ‘Po’ Taught Me As Someone On The Autism Spectrum

6 Films About Autism on Netflix

When I give talks as a professional speaker I often talk about the work I've done to bring a realistic portrayal of disability to our entertainment industry. If you'd like me to speak to your organization contact me anytime here. [...]

By |November 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 6 Films About Autism on Netflix

Why Our Special Needs Community Loves ‘Finding Nemo’

I cannot tell you enough how much I love the film Finding Nemo! If you are like me you and your child can recite the film by heart and are patiently, but most likely impatiently, waiting for the new film [...]

By |November 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Our Special Needs Community Loves ‘Finding Nemo’

5 Years Later: The Impact of HBO Films ‘Temple Grandin’

Inspired by her book “Thinking in Pictures,” HBO Films 2010 hit biopic “Temple Grandin” helped catapult Dr. Grandin to one of the most recognized autism advocates in the world. The film after it’s release on February 6, 2010 went on [...]

By |November 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Years Later: The Impact of HBO Films ‘Temple Grandin’

New HBO Documentary Will Feature Stories of People with Autism

Earlier this year I was able to see a screening of "How to Dance in Ohio," a 2015 Sundance Film Festival selection, at HBO Studio Productions in New York City. The documentary looks at several teenagers with autism from Columbus, Ohio who for most [...]

By |October 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New HBO Documentary Will Feature Stories of People with Autism

This Incredible Director is Helping Change the Way We Look at Autism in Film

This guest Q&A is from Janet Grillo, an acclaimed director who recently just worked on the feature length film Jack of The Red Hearts (AnnaSofia Robb, Famke Janssen) which has made quite an impression on our autism community. Kerry: Hey Janet! [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

This Incredible Film Director Talks About his Involvement in the Autism Community

We recently had the chance to talk to Aaron Feinstein; the Executive Director and Founder of Actionplay, which provides inclusive arts, education, and cultural opportunities for people on the autism spectrum and related conditions, and strives to create a more [...]

By |August 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on This Incredible Film Director Talks About his Involvement in the Autism Community

Inspiring Adult with Autism Hopes to be the Temple Grandin of Her Generation

This guest Q&A post is with my dear friend Dani Bowman, a young adult with autism who founded her company, Powerlight-Studios at age 11. Now 20, she has worked professionally in the animation industry since 14, premiering 5 award wining [...]

By |August 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Inspiring Adult with Autism Hopes to be the Temple Grandin of Her Generation

This Occupational Therapist Hopes to Spread Autism Awareness Through Inspiring Film Festival

This Q&A guest post is with Linda Velwest who is an occupational therapist who has worked with both children and adults for almost 30 years. She firmly believes that learning should be accomplished in an environment of joy and acceptance; [...]

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