RECOVERED - Journeys through the Autism Spectrum and Back - A film by Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh and Michele Jaquis 2008 NR

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Recovered: Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back is an amazing must-see documentary about four children who have recovered from the Autism Spectrum.

Starring:
Bonnie, Brett
Runtime:
57 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Michele Jaquis, Doreen Granpeesheh
Starring Bonnie, Brett
Supporting actors Bryce, Doreen Granpeesheh, Mary Jane, Janna, Evelyn Kung, Nancy, Nick, Peter, Vince Redmond Jr., Ruffin, Cathy Vizconde
Studio CreateSpace
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Congeniality on June 17, 2012
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As a father of a 4-year-old who is autistic, this video for me was kind of hard to watch. Why? Because the sample children weren't exactly representative of my son. He doesn't speak, but knows what I am saying because he goes to a special autism school set up by the school district, and because my wife and I work with him everyday in addition to taking him to extra speech therapy in an attempt to get speech going. Sometimes verbal doesn't show up as fast as other kids, it may not show up at all, but there is a person in there. This movie only picked the kids as examples who could already speak. What about the children who don't have the physical speech yet, and communicate in other ways like sign language, or speech aids like ipads to make them less frustrated because they can actually interact with the world? This movie openly dismissed those modes of communication outright as inferior, or as one of the parents put it in the film, "a form of babysitting", which I found kind of disturbing. Also, the film was really focused on IQ numbers as a form of "recovery". I work with plenty of non-autistic people who have really high IQ's, and they are idiots. Not really a good measure to simply base normalcy on IQ scores.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robin Gamache on January 7, 2012
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I have a child who is 5 and on the spectrum. he is succeeding and doing very well. watching this is like watching my son. he went through all those things and seeing those children succeed and live normal lives brings joy and hope that my son will too. we have to love our children and help them no matter what doctors say and think. thats exactly what these parents did. they had hope and with help their children have succeeded. great job.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Laura Paxton on July 27, 2014
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Autism is neurological. It is a difference in brain structure and wiring. It has nothing to do with chemicals or hormones, as in mental illness. There is no "cure" for autism, only ways to make living with the condition more successful. When methods are in place to cope more successfully, autistics are able to use their strengths more effectively. Autistics do have unique strengths that we would not have if we were "cured." Even in severe cases, we are more detail oriented than most and our concentration is more intense than most. These two traits alone can help us excel in areas neurotypicals cannot. So, it's not that the video gives false hope that life can get better- just a misguided view of what to hope for and why.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By skyluer on December 11, 2013
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This movie is just great. I got an up and personal view of applied behavioral analysis. If any parent is considering ABA for their child this is a must see video.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By marcela on July 18, 2013
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A must watch for those parents searching for good answers and real stories. Dr. Doreen is really amazing, we enjoyed her explanations, especially the pointers she gives to consider for progress.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By larissa pola on August 15, 2014
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So many people do not believe a person can be recovered from autism. This film begs to differ with what will hopefully become a paradigm shift.
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