New Documentary Follows First Person Diagnosed with Autism
The prevalence of autism in the United States has increased dramatically over the last few decades, and that’s coincided with a new understanding of just how broad the spectrum is. This is explored in a new film called “In A Different Key,” which features Don Triplett, the first person diagnosed with autism. Filmmakers Caren Zucker and John Donvan joined Geoff Bennett to discuss the project. For a transcript of this story, click here.
What do you think the title of this documentary means? What message are the filmmakers trying to send with the title?
Media Literacy: What do you think might be another helpful way to tell this story aside from documentary?
Watch the following video featuring a group of students who have developed a way to make life easier for people with autism. Then discuss: what ideas do you have for improving on this idea to help people with autism?