This is another moving film, a documentary about a father searching for answers to help his son with autism. We can’t do the IMDB summary justice, so we’ll just share it here for you to know what it’s all about:
“Follow one man's 11,000 mile, 40 day journey across the American landscape to visit twenty families and individuals affected by autism while searching for answers for his own son. With interviews from around the nation that include the widest spectrum of backgrounds - each conducted in the participants' original language - the film weaves a broad and compelling tapestry across the spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colors, and cultures. What he learns along the way will change not only his life, but the lives of those he meets, forever. It's a story about the best days that still lie ahead for our nation, the families, and the people who give America its heart.”
Fly Away is an emotional story about a mother doing her best to care for her daughter, who faces significant challenges due to being on the autism spectrum.
This is a story about the decisions caregivers must make when parenting a child with special needs.
This film was released in 2011, but it’s lessons are still relevant for parents today.
This film follows a young girl, Milly, who finds herself living next door to a nonverbal boy with autism, Eric.
With a backdrop of family loss and heartache in both Eric’s and Milly’s families, this movie addresses challenging topics in a heartfelt, uplifting way. That being said, parents who decide to watch this movie with their children may want to provide explanations and reassurance throughout.
Eric’s belief that he can fly is written off by others, but young Milly, based on her experiences, begins to wonder if his belief might actually be true.
This is a classic movie that focuses on a little-discussed topic--non-verbal autism--in a way that is sure to spark conversations for you and your loved ones.
Last on our list of top autism movies is a familiar name in the autism community. Temple Grandin, who lives with an autism diagnosis, has become famous through her work, her writing, her speaking, and her advocacy about the challenges she faced growing up.
From building large, complex contraptions to soothe herself during challenging moments, to becoming an extremely successful professor of animal science and consultant for the livestock industry, Temple Grandin’s story will inspire you and your family.
Her tale is remarkable not simply because she has autism, but because she shares her experiences in a way that emphasizes the dazzling humanity of her condition.
This is the question that remains. Now that you have a good overview of 6 family-friendly movies about autism, which one will you choose?
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