Program Contents: 41 minutes
Extra Bonus DVD: Each Includes 3 Versions
1. English with Closed Captioning
2. Spanish with Closed Captioning (in Spanish)
3. English with Closed Captioning and Audio Description
Copyright Date: 2004
Nominated for an Academy Award® in the short subject category. Autism is a World is from the perspective of a woman who lives with this often-misunderstood disorder. It takes the viewer into an extraordinary journey inside autism from 26-year-old Sue Rubin's perspective. Sue explains what she feels, how she relates to others, her obsessions and why her behavior can be so very different.
It gives teachers and professionals striving to understand Autism Spectrum Disorder a glimpse from the inside out of this developmental disability. This documentary makes an excellent staff development tool by providing important insight and demonstrating how assistive technology can effectively facilitate communication.
Autism is a World will help viewers recognize and appreciate the potential that exists within all adults and children that have disabilities. Produced and directed by Gerardine Wurzburg, Academy Award winner for "Educating Peter," and narrated by actress, Julianna Margulies (E.R. and The Grid).
"Autism is a World" is a production of CNN Presents and State of the Art, Inc.
Special thanks to the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation.