Autism Related Links
The film’s official website provides information about the film and filmmaker.
Autism NOW is a clearinghouse for information and resources related to living with autism spectrum disorder. The website includes sections on employment, education, family life and community.
Autism Network International
This advocacy network of people with autism runs an annual national gathering. Many of the resources on the site are dated, but the collection of perspectives on the definition of autism and history of self-advocacy is valuable.
This grassroots organization provides support, advocacy and research for people living with autism. The site’s rich resources include clinical information, statistics and research reports, strategies for living with autism and family stories.
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
The website for this organization (mentioned in the film) run by and for autistic people offers a range of resources, including networking opportunities, policy briefs and a variety of projects that give voice to members.
Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership
This group provides a support network for adults and teens on the autism spectrum through education, community outreach and advocacy.
Institute for the Study of the Neurologically Typical
A person with autism designed this tongue-in-cheek website, which turns diagnostic language around and applies it to people who have “typical” brains.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
This division of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health provides basic information about autism—what it is, what kinds of research are underway and where to find support for people with autism. The website includes an extensive set of links to organizations that focus on autism (on the Organizations page).
TEACCH Autism Program
This program bases its approach on working with the strengths and needs of individuals with autism.
Wrong Planet is an online community and discussion forum for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other neurological differences, as well as their friends and family members and professionals in the field.
Books Recommended by the Filmmaker
An Anthropologist on Mars. (Oliver Sacks.)
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat. (Oliver Sacks.)
Unstrange Minds. (Richard Grinker.)
Far From the Tree. (Andrew Solomon.)
Short Bus. (Jonathan Mooney.)
Emergence. (Temple Grandin.)
Thinking In Pictures. (Temple Grandin.)
Nobody Nowhere. (Donna Williams.)