Loving Lampposts (you can see this on netflix btw.)

Posted: February 23, 2013 in Autism, Neurodiversity, Parenting
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This is one of my favorite documentaries on autism and acceptance.

After his son’s diagnosis with autism spectrum disorder, filmmaker Todd Drezner LOVING LAMPPOSTS: LIVING AUTISTIC sets out to explore the autism war between the “recovery movement,” which believes that autism is a tragic epidemic or terrible disease and the “neurodiversity movement,” which argues that autism should be accepted as a variation in functioning rather than a mental disorder to be cured and that autistic people should be supported.

My favorite line in the whole movie is:
“Autism is a gift disguised as a dilemma”

In the end, you can see that the Mr. Drezner sides more with the neurodiversity movement.


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