What would you call a four year old who caresses all the lampposts in the park? Quirky? Unusual? Or sick? Such labels are at the center of the debate about autism. Is it a disease or a different way of being--or both? After his son's diagnosis, filmmaker Todd Drezner visits the front lines of the autism wars. We meet parents desperate for a cure, visit conferences where vendors hawk vitamins and hyperbaric chambers, hear from advocates who fight for 'neurodiversity,' and follow a group of autistic children and adults whose lives show that 'if you've met one autistic person, you've met one autistic person.' Written by
If you've met one autistic person, you've met one autistic person.