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Call out to Autistic Families

Posted on: April 12, 2010

I recently got an email from Liz Ditz. Richard Everts of the Tommy Foundation is looking for families and individuals with “higher-functioning autism or aspergers, non-biomedical, or any variation along those lines” that are part of the neurodiversity community.

This is for a film called The United States of Autism, a documentary about autistic families. You can find more information here, and the application, which is due Wednesday.

Personally, I think that this is an excellent opportunity for our voices be heard and spread awareness. I can’t participate, since I’m Canadian, so I’m hoping that many other members of the community be able to take part. Even though Autism Speaks, AutismOne and other question-ables are involved.

Also, I would like to quote a bit from the email forwarded to me from Richard Everts:

We recently started our new 3 year strategic initiative for The Tommy Foundation, as we are changing out focus to support the larger autism community. We have not altered our website to reflect this yet, so if you could please let individuals know that we are not ND averse or unsupportive of their views at this time.

I thank you for your help and look forward to speaking with you more in the future about the film.

So, go on and spread the news, and if you think you’d like to be apart of it, go right ahead!



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