Neurotypical

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PBS Premiere: July 29, 2013Check the broadcast schedule »

Take Action

Engage your school district in a dialogue around services for students with autism and their families and around training for faculty, staff, administrators and students. Be careful not to put autistic people (or their families) on the spot to “represent,” explain or teach. Give them a forum in which to share their experiences if they choose. Otherwise, use clips from the film to educate students, teachers and administrators.

Check with existing organizations (see Resources) to find out how you can support their work on research, advocacy or services for people with autism.

Host a community film festival or book club featuring media by and about people with autism.

Use clips from Neurotypical to provide informational sessions at Rotary Clubs, chambers of commerce and other business groups about hiring people with autism. Alternately, provide education for service professionals (such as social service workers, first responders and hospital staff).