I haven't seen the movie, so I won't comment on the reading of the documentary. Just want to say that according to many autistic self-advocacy groups and neurodiversity models of disability, wishing for an alternative film that "emphasizes" a figure's "triumph over the adversities" of autism has its own problems. This wish has its roots in the medical model of disability which treats cognitive difference as disease and therefore something to be fixed and a moral model which treats disability as something an individual can "triumph over." Both models shield autism from understanding by the general populace and perpetuate the notion that geneticists and individual gumption are all that's needed when what is really lacking is education of the non autistic and the funding of social programs for the disabled.
Damn, Michael Moore has really changed.
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