Local families produce short films about living with autism

    Three families from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware documented what has helped them overcome adversity in short video projects.

    When a child is living with Autism, the whole family is affected. Children with this developmental disorder experience serious challenges, but also have many special talents. Three families from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware documented what has helped them overcome adversity in short video projects. They discuss keeping families strong, finding the right school, getting involved in hobbies and activities, and finding employment for a young adult on the Autism spectrum. The videos were produced in collaboration with WHYY’s Learning Lab, and with support from ITVS. Our partners were Autism Speaks: Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, Autism Delaware , The Autism Society of America: Greater Philadelphia Chapter. The projects premiered during a screening of “The Horseboy” the featured film for April 2010 in the ITVS Community Cinema line-up airing May 13, 2010 at 9:00pm on WHYY TV.

    Click on an image below to watch the video each family produced:

     

    The Zukovsky Family Delran, NJ

    The Johns Family Schwenksville, PA

     

     

    The Rowland Family Newark, DE

     

     

     

     

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