Autism movie offers grassroots insight into mysterious condition
Caroline MacGregor April 29, 2013 | WGVU The importance of early
diagnosis is key to promoting awareness of autism. April is National Autism Awareness Month and Hope Network is presenting the
documentary, “The United States of Autism” at Celebration North on Tuesday.
Autism is estimated to affect 1 in 88 children, and while
usually recognized in the first three years of life, the conditions can be overlooked until
the later years.
United States of Autism follows one man’s 11,000 mile, 40 day journey across the
American landscape and includes conversation with twenty families and
individuals in the quest to find answers for his own son.
The film offers
a close up personal look at a disease that affects people across all faiths, colors,
and cultures and offers a bright prediction of hope for families across the country.
The movie is
anyone affected by or interested in learning more about autism and open to Hope
Network consumers, staff and the public at large. Tickets can be found online –
for more information visit www.tugg.com/events/3217.
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