You might remember be being very excited about the release of the film ‘What are you doing?’ … Well after a fantastic cinematic release and general distribution to EVERY school in Australia … well guess what … it is now available to the general public. You can purchase it from the Autism Awareness website for $20.00 plus postage.
This is a very important film that should be shown not just to school children (who hopefully may have seen it when it was distributed to schools) but I also older children in kindergarten or childcare, educators, carers, childcare workers and other people that may come into contact with children with Autism. I plan on buying a copy to have just for family, friends (& their kids), aupairs and babysitters to help raise awareness and greater understanding. I am sure that other parents and carers will do the same.
What are you doing?’ is a short film, created by Autism Awareness Australia, which aims to teach school aged children about acceptance and understanding of their peers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Narrated by television personality Tom Gleisner and written by ‘The Other Country’ author Michael Whelan, the film includes enlightening interviews with the brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends of children on the spectrum. Through beautiful imagery, engaging narrative, and quirky animation, ‘What are you doing?’ sends the all important message of inclusion and understanding of all those with ASD by their peers and within their communities.
Disclaimer – I have no commercial relationship with Autism Awareness. I am just a unendorsed and unofficial supporter.