Citizen Autistic

Citizen Autistic

Streaming Video - 2013
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Citizen Autistic offers an inside look at the activists on the frontlines of the autism war-the fight for human rights and self-advocacy. Featuring interviews with Ari Ne'eman, President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Landon Bryce, founder of thAutcast.com, artist Robyn Steward, Clarissa Kripke, MD, and activist Zoe Gross, who discuss how Autism Speaks, one of the largest organizations in America, relies on propaganda to raise funds for genetic research without considering families touched by autism. Directed by William Davenport (Too Sane for this World), Citizen Autistic seeks to expose the controversies provoked by the organization's so-called advocacy by giving voice to some of the most articulate members of the communities it claims to represent.
Publisher: [United States] : Cinema Libre Studio : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 67 min.)) : sd., col

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MagicRich
Jan 03, 2019

It's basically a movie about people with a very strong agenda. The movie basically trashes a worthy organization that helps thousands of families a year. But because it didn't work for the people in the movie, it must be BAD.

Autism is a spectrum condition. What works for some people doesn't work for others. Ironically, the people who made this movie don't seem to understand that

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mooooks
Sep 25, 2015

Thought this doc would explain more about autism itself and the setbacks those who have it face but this was just people criticizing an organization. Had to turn it off after a while.

I'm sure it is very meaningful and worthwhile, but it got very repetitive after 20 minutes. I'd prefer a documentary talking about both sides and various issues, not just one.

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BUNBUN1978
May 16, 2015

Great movie about the autism Rights movement and why autism speaks is such a terrible charity.

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