To help with raising the awareness, acceptance and understanding of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Autism Awareness Australia has created a short film titled “What are you doing?”.
This purpose of this film is to teach school age children about ASD and help them to better understand and accept their peers who may have ASD at their school or in the community. The film is narrated by Tom Gleisner and Michael Whelan is the author who has also written “The Other Country”.
The film includes interviews with family and friends of children with ASD and features a strong message on inclusion and understanding of ASD. Animations are also used to help explain the message as well as the use of some beautiful imagery.
Over 10,000 copies of this film have been distributed to every school across Australia including teaching materials to assist the school and the teachers as they educate their students.
You can also purchase you own copy of the DVD for $20 plus postage by clicking on the “What are you doing?” link.