The United States Of Autism (2013)
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11,000 Miles. 40 Days. 5 Languages. 1 Dream. If there ever was a story about the heart of America, it's found in families affected by autism. Like so many people say about America, they say these kids have their best days behind them. You can hear those in authority saying that their situation is hopeless and to redefine what is "normal." Many parents see a system that is corrupt or inept and lose hope while their support systems crumble and they're forced to go it alone. Yet, some decide to
Aug 9, 2013 Limited
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The documentary clarifies the breadth of the autism spectrum, from those who lack basic language and/or motor skills to those at the high-functioning end who do not seek a "cure" but rather social acceptance in the name of neurological diversity.
Although it favors breadth over depth, the documentary The United States of Autism offers a tender look at an eclectic array of children, their parents and other individuals affected by this ever-increasing developmental disability.
This emotional documentary succeeds in putting a human face on this growing health issue.
Yes, the animated opening sequence has a professional polish that the rest of the film lacks, but the documentary's chosen angle is meaningful: The world of autism is as diverse as the nation.
The United States of Autism is an example of a well-meaning documentary that may do more harm than good.
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