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Encore Broadcast Date: August 11, 2014

PBS Premiere: July 29, 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.

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Film Information

Neurotypical (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 29, 2013

Encore Broadcast Date: Aug. 11, 2014

Streaming Dates: Expired

Photos: Download Here

Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Adam Larsen Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: 2013 Press Release | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | 2014 Season Announcement


Adam Larsen
Adam Larsen

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Critical Acclaim

If you're close to someone with autism (as I am), the fascinating PBS film Neurotypical is a must-see. . . . I’m going to get hold of a digital copy and show it to my son when he’s a couple of years older.”

—Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

A film about autism seen from the inside outward. . . . we get a sense of varied experience, of humor and of desire. . . . The point . . . is that we are all on some sort of spectrum . . . each with a uniquely wired brain and an individual way of interpreting the world and coping with it, and each with a gift.”

—Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times/Chicago Tribune

Neurotypical shatters any preconceived notions about autism and autistics. It’s a documentary that doesn’t overstep its intelligence and makes a statement without a soapbox.”

—Daniel Engelke, Film Monthly

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