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Coming Soon to POV: Neurotypical

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“Well-crafted interviews and an eye for dramatic elements.”
- Daniel Engelke, Film Monthly

Neurotypical premieres July 29, 2013 at 10 PM on PBS stations. (Check local listings.) The film will be available for streaming on the POV website from July 30, 2013 to Aug. 28, 2013.

Neurotypical is an unprecedented exploration of autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. Four-year-old Violet, teenaged Nicholas and adult Paula occupy different positions on the autism spectrum, but they are all at pivotal moments in their lives. How they and the people around them work out their perceptual and behavioral differences becomes a remarkable reflection of the “neurotypical” world — the world of the non-autistic — revealing inventive adaptations on each side and an emerging critique of both what it means to be normal and what it means to be human.

After the broadcast, you can visit the Neurotypical companion site to watch an extended video interview with director Adam Larsen, download a discussion guide and other viewing resources, view myths, facts and new research about autism, and find out what’s happened to the characters since the cameras stopped rolling.

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