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"i autistic" (15:44)

"Eric is a high-functioning autistic, having what is sometimes known as Asperger's Syndrome. What makes his story unusual is the fact that he appears to have recovered, at least partially, from the effects of autism.

Most autistics, given time, can learn to cope with the demands of the world around them, developing compensating mechanisms for social interaction. This is, however, merely a system of coping. They have learnt rules of behavior that help them get by most of the time, but internally they still have little understanding of real emotions.

In Eric's case, he seems to have spontaneously regained the ability to emote and empathize, and from there he started to see the world in a whole new way. Because of this he is able to describe for us a bit of what the autistic world was like for him." - producer Daniel Wee

Radio Television Hong Kong - Autistic Children

Guang (14:00)

An award winning short video by Quek Shio Chuan about the adventures of a person on the spectrum.

BBC - My Autism and Me (14:20)

13-year-old Rosie and 3 other youth with autism takes viewers into their worlds to explain what it's like to grow up with autism - a condition which affects how children see life, and the way they relate to others around them.

BBC - The Autistic Me (~60 minutes)

About 3 men with varying degrees of autism trying to escape the limbo between childhood and adulthood. Oli has "high functioning" autism and is desperate to be employed. Alex has Asperger's syndrome and he's looking for love. Tom is a young man with an autism spectrum disorder and he just wants to be like other people his own age. Overall the documentary presents a powerful picture of the struggles these young men face in overcoming their disorder.

Vectors of Autism: a documentary about Laura Nagle (40 mins)

Laura Nagle is a 57-year old woman who has much to say about autism and the influence autism has had on her life. In this documentary, Laura explains the reality of the struggles faced by those who think and experience the world differently, but it also encourages the examination of the strengths of the individual and how a shift in our perspectives might better support those living on the autism spectrum.

Son-Rise Teachers Give Insight (90 mins)

Learn the basics of The Son-Rise Program ABCs: the Assess →  Bond → Challenge roadmap (complete with red lights and green lights). Find out the questions (in essence, micro-assessments) that are crucial to be asking throughout your sessions so that you can make clear decisions about what to do. You bring your love, caring, and enthusiasm, and we’ll show you how to translate that into tangible action to enable your child to bond with you and grow in new directions.

Autism Reality (10:27)

An interview-based piece showing a new and refreshing side of the issue. By an autistic film director.

In My Mind (08:05)

Made by an Asperger's to help others understand what it is like inside his head. This video has won 2nd place in the 2007 East End Student Film Project and was nominated for Best Commentary Video for the 2007 YouTube Awards.

My Crazy Life (08:05, part 1)

Various documentaries on Asperger's Syndrome by Arman Khodaei.

Documentary about Asperger's Syndrome (09:04)

A man with mild Asperger's Syndrome posted this short documentary about himself.

Asperger's Syndrome (10:27)

A film made by young people with Aspergers Syndrome explaining what it is like to have it, in their own words.

Teen's Guide To Autism? (14:23)

This video is a guide geared towards teens, described by experts as "Not your typical dry educational presentation." "Speaks to students of all ages."

"Return to Autism" (08:39, Episode 1)
Created by Graham Streeter

All her life, Marty Murphy has struggled with autism spectrum disorder. Now she is being asked to act in the feature film NORMAL FOLK as an autistic character named DORA. This 10-part Web Documentary series follows Director Graham Streeter as he chooses her to play this key role.

"Marty Murphy Speaks about Autism" (09:46)
Created by Graham Streeter

Autistic Motivational Speaker Marty Murphy shares about autism in this humourous video clip.

"Normal People Scare Me" (16:32)
Created by Taylor Cross, a 17 year old aspiring film maker with autism

This documentary highlights portions of 65 interviews of autistic people conducted by Cross. Pretty interesting.

Shenzhen Autism Society Video (11:44, English subtitles)

This production shows how some parents are coping with autism in China, including widespread discrimination.

"Kidzcare: Autism - The Choir" (07:18)
By Lowe & Partners (Malaysia)

To create awareness of the potential of autistic children, the team at Kidzcare decided to create the world’s first autistic children’s choir, an ambitious project as autistic kids cannot sit still, have speech problems and cannot concentrate.

Autistic Association (Singapore)

"ALYANA Trailer" (04:24)
By Autism Society Philippines

ALYANA traces the history of autism in the Philippines dating back to the 1970s and shows the plight and the struggle of persons with autism, their families, and those involved in their lives.

Facial Expressions

"Autism Apps" (13:07)
By CBS News

Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time. Lesley Stahl reports.

Facial Expressions

"Autism Angel - Carly Fleischmann" (09:52)
By ABC News

This is the amazing story of a little girl with autism who experienced great success using a computer to communicate.

Asperger's Cats (04:01)

Aspie cats is based on the book "All Cats Have Asperger's".

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