I happened upon this delightful project today. A short-film called “What are you doing?” has been made by an Australian group called “Autism Awareness.” The film will be screened in Australian primary schools later this year, and they are hopeful it will reach schools in other countries too. The premiere will be in Sydney, on July 28th 2011.
It looks to be quite a gentle, positive, and truthful approach to autism from what I’ve seen; neither romanticising autism, nor making it scary. Which is exactly what you want when trying to open the minds and hearts of fellow classmates. I very much look forward to seeing the full version after it has premiered. But for now, here is the trailer: