I joined Autism Women's Network, because I'm a filmmaker producing a documentary about black women with AS. I started 10 years ago when I first heard about AS; overtime I've met more and more women. We've become friends and collaborators on this project. Take a look at the website for "ASPIE Girls". http://aspiegirlsmovie.com/.
I live in Atlanta and the production is in Washington D.C/Maryland. Yes, I have to travel to the D.C. area and I enjoy each trip.
Todd Drezner recently directed his first documentary film "Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic," (available on DVD, queue on Netflix) and he is also the father of Sam, an autistic child. The title of the film refers to the circuit of lampposts that Drezner’s son likes to visit in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Drezner received his MFA in Film from Columbia University and is the editor of several award-winning documentary films and commercials.
"What if you were highly intelligent, but remained trapped within a disorder that made others see you as inarticulate, odd or disabled? This film explores the line between ability and disability by following four Australian adults who are autistic. James, Jeanette, Akash and Wendy tell us about their individual struggles to fit into a world they're not made for. Their stories include moving perspectives from their parents, siblings and children, and sobering revelations about how vulnerable they are. Filmed over three years, this is a gentle, candid and perceptive window into the world of autism."
I hope I'll be able to watch it. If not, there's always iView!
Hi, My names Cheryl. I'm on the facebook page. I'm trying to do a documentary on autism & thought I'd introduce myself & it here with you all in hopes that some of you might be interested in participating.