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Citizen Autistic

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"Citizen Autistic" is a documentary explores the controversy surrounding autism advocacy from the perspectives of members of the autism communities. For a number of years the orgainzation Autism Speaks has been draining the community of funds and resources. This film exposes how Autism Speaks relies on propaganda and myths to fund their genetic research, not considering the families that it states to support. Featured interviews include Ari Ne'eman of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Landon Bryce of thAutcast, artist/author Robyn Steward, and autism activist Zoe Gross, amoung others. Does Autism Speaks represent the autism communities authentic concerns, or are they only exploiting the cause for financial means? Is a self-diagnosed adult truly on the spectrum, or are they manufacturing a malady? The divide between parents of children on the spectrum and adults with autism/Aspergers is prevalent. Also featured in the film is an examinination of the horrors commited at the Judge Rotenberg center in the name of therapy.

We need funds to help enter the film into festivals, as well as, donate the film to individuals on the spectrum, and families who have children with autism. We would also like to host a series of free screenings around the country to educate people about autism. You can watch the trailer for the film at https://vimeo.com/64025048

This is a valuable film that will further the conversation about where funding for autism is allocated and how important the autism self advocacy movement is to present and future generations.

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