Autism Spectrum Disorders: Film Analysis

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Did you know that nearly 4 million school-age kids and teens have learning disabilities, and at least 20% of them have a type of disorder that makes it difficult to focus (Teen Health, 2013)? The disability being featured in the film is autism. Autism spectrum disorder is a development disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges (Facts About ASD). The term “spectrum” reflects the many different challenges and strengths possessed by each person with autism. We now know that autism is caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences and that there are many types of autism disorders (Autism). The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from

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