Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective (Trailer)
“Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective” (ALM)
is a very personal film, derived from my own experience and in many ways it mirrors my journey as a father since my son Malik was diagnosed with autism at age two. It is a documentary that is truly the centerpiece of a movement of awareness, support and hope. ALM was born from a personal need to find mental and emotional balance in my life when I didn’t have any.
There are many men walking around silently suffering as I once did. This film and this movement gives a voice to those men. Our children need this voice.
Support comes in many ways; whether you make a donation or you tell a friend about us. Please support this project in any way you can. The most important way, is to tell a Dad about us…or simply “like” us on Facebook.
About the film:
“Autistic Like Me” examines the journey of five fathers from various walks of life whose children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Filmmaker Charles Jones recounts the struggles and successes he is faced with after the diagnosis of his own son, Malik.
Men of all backgrounds have a difficult time addressing the more vulnerable feelings that come with discovering their child has autism. They often feel isolated and stigmatized, and are prone to depression, denial and withdrawal, yet our society expects men to keep a lid on their emotions and silently shoulder the practical and financial burdens. Scenes from the day-to-day lives of fathers with their children, wives and families create an intimate portrait of our participants and their daily triumphs and struggles. The goals of the film are to help other fathers like Charles realize that there is hope, that there are resources — and perhaps most importantly–that they are not alone.
|Our mission:*To strengthen relationships, families and communities by showing what is possible with knowledge, early detection, awareness and support of childrenwith autism.
*To create an awareness and advocacy campaign that reaches young people, under-served communities and general audiences where services and understanding of autism are limited, or non-existent.
How you can help:
*We are very fortunate to have a partnership with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital which has the prestigious Autism Treatment and Advocacy Center. Because of our partnership we are fiscally sponsored by Bronx Lebanon Integrated Services System Inc. (BLISS), a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.
*Your tax deductible contributions will be applied to the “Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective” documentary and advocacy campaign.
*Please make your check payable to BLISS Inc. and include “ALM Production” in the memo line.
Thank you all for considering lending your support to this project.
Director, Autistic Like Me
Director, Autistic Like Me