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Autism is a World

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Catalogue Number:  981043
Producer:  National Professional Resources
Subject:  Special Education
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Educators
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2005
Running Time:  40

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Nominated for an Academy Award, "Autism Is A World" is a rare look at this disability through the words of a young woman who lives with it. Produced and directed by Gerardine Wurzburg, Academy Award winner for "Educating Peter," and narrated by actress, Julianna Margulies (E.R. and The Grid), this documentary is about Sue. "Autism Is A World" takes the viewer on a journey into her mind, her obsessions, and her world. The documentary explores autism from the most authentic perspective, an individual who is living with this often misunderstood disorder.This film provides great insight to all those professionals, teachers and parents who are striving to better understand autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. It also demonstrates how assistive technology can effectively facilitate communication.
An excellent staff development tool to help educators recognize and appreciate the potential that exists within each special student whose lives they touch.

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