Synopsis

"What are you doing?" is a short film, created by Autism Awareness, which aims to teach school aged children about acceptance and understanding of their peers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The film addresses some of the fears children may have about ASD, answers their questions and helps show them how they can be a great friend to a classmate on the autism spectrum. The film includes enlightening interviews with the brothers, sisters, cousins and friends of children on the spectrum. These friends and family members share their thoughts and experiences on what it is like to share their life with someone on the spectrum.

Through beautiful imagery, engaging narrative and quirky animation, the film sends a message that children with autism should be accepted, supported and encouraged by their peers to be a part of their community.

"What are you doing?" will be screened at primary schools across Australia later this year and we hope, in the future, throughout the world!

Credits

Country Australia
Genre Documentary
Language English
Director Peter Cudlipp
Writer Michael Whelan
Presenter Tom Gleisner
Producers Nicole Rogerson & Elizabeth Sarian

Purchase a copy of the film

'What are you doing?' is now available for sale to the public! If you are a parent, carer, family member, educator or industry professional, you will find the film to be a valuable educational tool and a great addition to your resource library. You can purchase your own copy of 'What are you doing?' for $20.00 plus postage, simply by clicking on the 'BUY NOW' button below. A DVD package will be posted to your nominated Australian postal address in 5-10 business days. *Conditions apply

*Please note that the film is only available for sale and viewing in Australia at this stage. We will not accept purchases from, or ship to, countries outside of Australia. We hope to make the film available for sale internationally in the coming months. Unauthorised reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted film, 'What are you doing?', is prohibited by copyright law.

Thankyou

Special thanks to the following people and organisations

The Anderson, Austen, Best, Bittner, Blair, Davis, Cooper-­Hill, Hobbs, Masi, McCarthy, Norbu, O'Keefe, Papadopoulos, Rogerson & Whelan families
The students, staff and principals of St James College in Brisbane and Stanmore Public School in Sydney
The staff and children of the Lizard Children's Centre in Sydney
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

About Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness is an Australian-based not-for-profit organisation, which was founded in February 2007. Since then, we has grown into one of the nation's largest autism education and advocacy organisations, dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in our community.

To find out more about who we are and what we do please visit www.autismawareness.com.au

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