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Mashable has a great list of recommended vloggers with a wide range of disabilities who are using the democratized world of social media to tell stories we never get to see from mainstream media. It is a privilege to get […]

One of the year’s best television series is “Speechless,” about a family with three children, one in a wheelchair. Minnie Driver stars as the fiercely protective mother, John Ross Bowie (Kripke from “Big Bang Theory”) as the more quietly supportive […]

Angelica Jade Bastién is one of my favorite critics, and her essays on film are always insightful and thought-provoking. For Vulture, she wrote about the increasingly sensitive and authentic portrayal of mental illness on television. And she calls out the […]

Though the conversation on inequality in Hollywood is getting more attention than ever, a new report reveals that little has changed on screen or behind the camera. Authored by Professor Stacy L. Smith and the Media, Diversity & Social Change […]

The award-winning documentary “Life, Animated” tells the story of Owen Suskind, a young man with autism, who used Disney movies to teach himself how to understand and communicate with other people. Regal Cinemas will have a special screening for those […]

Owen Suskind tells me, “It feels interesting to be on the autism spectrum and fascinating.” His parents remember what he has said to them about how it feels to have autism. Ron Suskind reminds him, “Remember you said you see […]

Temple Grandin described her experience of trying to understand social interaction as a person with autism: like an anthropologist on Mars. The kinds of social cues that come naturally to neurotypicals can seem strange and even disorienting to people on […]

The SundanceNOw Doc Club observes Autism Awareness Month by showing three inspiring films that follow the triumphs and hurdles of individuals on the Autism spectrum. These stories show that through art and self expression, untraditional methods, and efforts of entire […]

Indiewire’s Bill Desowitz has a great interview with “Finding Dory” writer/director Andrew Stanton. “Finding Nemo” is my favorite Pixar film, so perfect it was hard to imagine a sequel. So it was reassuring to hear that director Andrew Stanton felt […]

A woman on the autism spectrum begins to make a tentative effort towards a relationship in “Jane Wants a Boyfriend,” starring Louisa Krause, with Eliza Dushku as her sister.

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