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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Neurotypical and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Neurotypical: Discussion Guide

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This guide is an invitation to dialogue. It is based on a belief in the power of human connection, designed for people who want to use Neurotypical to engage family, friends, classmates, colleagues and communities. In contrast to initiatives that foster debates in which participants try to convince others that they are right, this document envisions conversations undertaken in a spirit of openness in which people try to understand one another and expand their thinking by sharing viewpoints and listening actively.

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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

Film Update

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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