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Autism Take Flight – So Does Fear With New Film

This 12-minute film was produced by the Autism Society of Pittsburgh in cooperation with Delta Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Allegheny County Airport Authority. It is a compilation of video footage of recent training sessions for autism families held at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport.

The film shows families and those with autism what air travel entails – from ticketing through security to boarding and baggage claim. It is also a realistic onsite training tool, helping airport employees recognize and handle challenges their air travelers with autism face.

Parents will learn if traveling by air with their autistic family member is feasible – or not. Airports can be hectic and most challenging for people with autism. Also available in closed caption, copies may be requested by calling Autism Society of Pittsburgh at 412-856-7223.

“The Family Next Door” Great Film Success

The Family Next door is a feature-length documentary about an Upper St. Clair Family with two sons on the autism spectrum. It is a genuine, powerful portrayal of the challenges families face in the daily struggle with autism. Over a thousand people have viewed the movie locally and over $38,000 has been donated to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh by generous supporters of this incredible film.

 

If you’d like, you may read coverage of the premiere by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette here.

It is a living example of “training in autism, understanding and acceptance” especially suitable for middle school student audiences.  Showing arranged on request.

 

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