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Coming Soon to POV: Neurotypical

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Watch the trailer: Neurotypical will have an encore presentation Monday, August 11, 2014, at 10 PM on PBS stations. (Check local listings.)

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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POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.