AUTISM

AUTISM

May 16, 2012

WHAT ARE YOU DOING? a film about autism

Created by Autism Awareness, an Australian-based not-for-profit organisation

See it @ http://www.whatareyoudoingfilm.com/
See it on Vimeo @ http://vimeo.com/41053149


Synopsis
"What are you doing?" is a short film, created by Autism Awareness, which aims to teach school aged children about acceptance and understanding of their peers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The film addresses some of the fears children may have about ASD, answers their questions and helps show them how they can be a great friend to a classmate on the autism spectrum. The film includes enlightening interviews with the brothers, sisters, cousins and friends of children on the spectrum. These friends and family members share their thoughts and experiences on what it is like to share their life with someone on the spectrum.

Through beautiful imagery, engaging narrative and quirky animation, the film sends a message that children with autism should be accepted, supported and encouraged by their peers to be a part of their community.

"What are you doing?" will be screened at primary schools across Australia later this year and we hope, in the future, throughout the world!


To find out more about Autism Awareness (Australia) and what they do please visit www.autismawareness.com.au

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