Autism, Current Affairs, Television

Autism Documentrary Nominated for Oscar

"Autism Is A World" has been nominated in the documentary short subject category. It was directed by Academy Award winner Gerardine Wurzburg and writtern by Sue Rubin who is autistic herself and though was initially diagnosed as retarded she has gone on to thrive in college. Co-producer of the firm is Douglas Biklen the professor of cultural foundations of education, disability studies and teaching and leadership in Syracuse’s School of Education. He is a promoter of the technique known as facilitated communication.