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The central issue is to highlight the two main schools of thought on the topic of Autism: on the one end of the spectrum is "Defeat Autism Now", on the other is the "Neuro-Diversity" movement.
The film is informative, personal (the director's son has Autism), compassionate, and deeply moving.
Personally, I found it very very helpful to hear the stories and to hear others echo the very struggles that I went through, and continue to deal with.
This film explores the complexity and diversity of autism experiences by interviewing many adults with autism, as well as parents of children with autism and autism experts. It is a wonderful, reassuring view of autism, especially useful for parents whose children may be newly diagnosed with autism.
Drezner also interviews advocates for biomedical treatment or "curing autism" in a fair and balanced manner.
Loving Lampposts has the tagline "if you've met one autistic person, you've met one autistic person" and and brings it to life by interviewing many people with autism--in particular, tackling the issue of "high functioning vs. low functioning" in a sensitive and nuanced manner.
If you want to help yourself and others better understand autism, watch this film. I think you'll join me in recommending Loving Lampposts to others.
Overall, I thought this was a beautifully written and well-filmed documentary. The adult autistics who were interviewed were treated with respect and dignity. And I personally loved the director's little boy, Sam. He was so adorable in his little hat. And I think it was great that they were so supportive of the boy in his desire to visit the lampposts.Read more ›
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Enjoyed the video and overall happy with the ordering experience.Published 6 months ago by Susan R. Schwartz
Regardless of opinions regarding the best approaches to the ethics and efficacy of treatment, this movie does a great job at showing the lives of those diagnosed with autism. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bob
Self serving. Didn't help me understand autism spectrum disorders at all. Much better materials out there.Published 14 months ago by mooninite #1
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who has an autistic child in there lives, or anyone who works with autistic children!!!!!
What a beautiful movie.
This movie is so inspiring. I have to premise this review by stating that my son is on the Autism Spectrum, so I watched this movie through that filter. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Avid Reader
Asks a lot of questions more then anything else. I do like how it showed how several different autistic people lived. Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by Erin
This movie was suggested to me by a mother of a non-verbal child. I was trained and worked as a therapist with both non-verbal and high functioning children with autism. Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by JH
This movie was truly heart warming and a wonderful movie about a little boys love for lampposts and his parents devotion for him. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by K. Sutcliffe