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Last updated May 31, 2013

This is what Autism Looks Like

This project will showcase 10 individuals on the Autism Spectrum to dispel myths and misinformation gained from television programs.

This is what Autism Looks Like

This project will showcase 10 individuals on the Autism Spectrum to dispel myths and misinformation gained from television programs.

$2,046
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
46
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 31 2013 9:24 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 31, 2013

About

This project will focus on the different faces that are infront of someone on the Autism spectrum.  All too often individuals and their family or support members hear "I saw that person on xxx (insert name of current popular TV show with an individual on the spectrum featured) - is your son like that?" or "What is your son savant at?" or even worse "What are you going to do with him when you are gone?".  This documentary will take place in the homes of 10 individuals of varying age, race and financial background and show that these 10 individuals, although they have the same diagnosis, have different abilities and strengths, much like that of any other person not diagnosed with ASD.

We will be using funds to help cover the cost of equipment and talent required to produce a professional level documentary.

This documentary will be created by individuals with ASD - filling the rolls of videographer, editor, photographer and director.   The project will be property of Einstein Productions.  

Risks and challenges

The biggest 'risk' are the individuals deciding they no longer want to participate. To accomodate for this or to be a proactive producer, I have planned to interview and gain footage for 30 members of our community. All will be required to fill out a talent release form. Any requests to remove personal information or faces will be honored, but it is preferred to be able to include the actual name and image of each individual in order to help address stereotypes. Counselors and family members will be allowed first view of the footage prior to distribution.

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