Now from the Illinois-based Autism Center for Enlightenment, a relative newcomer on the scene, comes the film Autism Speaks should have made. It’s called Autism Enlightened, and like that other video, it features a group of parents telling their children’s stories. But there’s no talk of suicides or murder, or how much more convenient life was before autism. To be sure, there’s a hint of the grief that naturally comes when a parent first realizes their precious child is on the spectrum. These parents, however, did not wallow in the grief; they decided to do something to help their kids.
This film won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Many will, no doubt, disagree with where the blame is placed and how these children are being treated for their autism. But nobody can deny that the families in this film are living a life filled with joy and hope.
Check it out. Be enlightened.