I just saw this brand-new doc, made earlier this year (2015) in Columbus, Ohio, and it's another triumph for the continued first-rate line of documentaries from HBO. This film covers the trials and tribulations of a group of autistic people preparing for a Spring formal; which of course, contains anything/everything an autistic person would be terrified of- human interaction, loud music, public displays of affection, etc.. But at the same time, it's the perfect setting for such folks to practice and overcome their fears. I did think it was interesting, one point in the film, when the organizer of this whole thing- Dr. Amigo- points out that here we are, dragging these people into all the misery that non-austistic people have to deal with..?? LOL He does have a point, you have to admit it...
How to Dance in Ohio (2015)
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27 April 2021
As the father of an autistic, now adult child , this documentary provided some new insights into the mind of an autistic person. Listening to the parents and their struggles and the therapist as well, this will assist me in developing more tolerance for my child and their unique challenges.
4 November 2015
I was channel surfing and stumbled across this presentation. The movie was captivating and had a profound effect on me. The typical population does not realize how challenging it is for differently able persons to socialize. Thank you for this wonderful documentary. My daughter has to be encouraged to socialize with family members and friends whenever they come for a visit. She prefers television, computers and alone time more than being in a group setting. It helps to know that we are not alone and that other families have love ones with similar traits. It's great to know that there are resources available. I hope to include this documentary in our college library collection.