Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism: A World Apart
The stories of three families show us what the textbooks and studies cannot - what it's really like to love and care for children with autism.
Autism: Warming to its Cold Embrace (New Release)
A personal journey into a child's autism diagnosis with filmmaker Robert Parish.
The Boy Inside
The distressing story of the filmmaker's son Adam, a 12-year-old with Asperger Syndrome, during a tumultuous year in the life of their family. AS makes Adam's life in seventh grade a minefield, where he finds himself isolated and bullied. As he struggles to find a place for himself, his troubles escalate, both at school and at home.
Changing Your Mind
Illustrates new research in nueroplasticity and how the changing brain plays an important role in treating mental diseases and disorders.
Children of the Stars
This film explores the harsh reality of raising children with autism in modern day China. It provides moving insights into the hardships parents face and reminds us painfully of conditions that prevailed in the United States not so very many years ago.
Don't Give Up
A year in the life of a four-year-old who has autism, focusing on a special therapy program designed to break through Adrian's communications barriers.
How I Am
"I'm like a hermit on an island," is the way Patrick describes his life with autism. With the dreams and fears of a teenager, but wisdom beyond his years, Patrick takes us into his emotional world through the words he painstakingly types into his computer.
On the Spectrum
Adults living with Asperger syndrome describe the ways AS has affected their lives, their work and their relationships. They discuss learning to cope with the disorder and the comfort and reinforcement of participating with others "like them" in an Asperger's support group.
The autistic rights movement has challenged accepted views of autism, and worked to change how the world sees people with autism. Meet people at the forefront of this movement, and find out what they see as the positive aspects of living with autism.
From the 1950's through the 1970's, autism was widely blamed on cold and rejecting mothers. This film explores the devastating impact of this misdiagnosis through the stories of seven mothers and their children.
The Spectrum of Autism
Children with autism may display a wide range of symptoms. In this video, we share in the experiences of several families and professionals who care for children at different points on the spectrum of autism.
Two Worlds — One Planet
This documentary brings Autism syndrome out of the shadows, stressing that young people with developmental disabilities can learn and grow, if their individual needs, styles, and abilities are respected. It takes an upbeat look at students attending a private day school.
Discusses the nature and symptoms of autism, and outlines a treatment program, based on behavioral modification, which can be used in schools or at home.