Documentaries about autism

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This is a list of documentaries focusing on autism, autistic people, and autism-related subjects. Please note that some of these contain offensive, outdated, or blatantly false information. Inclusion on this list does not equal endorsement.

Longplay documentaries

Year Title Topic
1973 A Boy Named Terry Egan[1]
1976 Ce gamin, là[2]
1984 De moeder van Georges T. (George T.'s Mother)[3]
1986 Portrait of an Autistic Young Man
1993 "Prisoners of Silence (Frontline) Facilitated communication
1996 De moeder van Georges T.: 12 jaar later (George T.'s Mother: Twelve Years Later)[4][5]
1998 Trainman[6]
2000 Child of Our Time (one of the children followed has Asperger's)
2000 "Tito's Story"[7] (Inside Story) Facilitated communication
2003 Born to Be Different (one of the people followed has autism)[8]
2003 My Family and Autism[9]
2003 Refrigerator Mothers[10][11]
2004 Autism Is a World Facilitated communication
2005 "Does the MMR Jab Cause Autism? (Horizon) Vaccines
2006 Autism Every Day
2006 Normal People Scare Me: A Film about Autism
2007 Autism: The Musical
2007 Beautiful Son
2007 Beautiful Young Minds (inspiration for the movie X+Y)
2007 星星的孩子 (Children of the Stars)
2007 Portraits of Emotion: The Story of an Autistic Savant
2008 Recovered: Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back
2008 Yeardot
2009 Over the Hills and Far Away
2009 The Autistic Me
2009 Sólskinsdrengurinn (A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism, lit. The Sunshine Boy)[12][13]
2009 The Horse Boy
2009 Unlocking Autism
2010 Autism x 6
2010 Dad's in Heaven with Nixon
2010 Loving Lampposts
2010 Wretches & Jabberers[14][15][16] Facilitated communication
2011 Neurotypical[17]
2011 Le Mur (The Wall)[18][19]
2012 Extreme Love: Autism
2012 Growing Children[20]
2012 Junior[21]
2013 Best Kept Secret
2013 Citizen Autistic
2013 Neurotypical
2013 There's Something About Susan
2014 As One: The Autism Project[22]
2014 The Family Next Door[23][24]
2015 Aspie Seeks Love[25][26]
2015 Autism in America
2015 Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts[27][28]
2015 How to Dance in Ohio[29]
2015 The Autistic Gardener
2016 Asperger's Are Us
2016 Autism in Love
2016 Best and Most Beautiful Things
2016 Komunia (Communion)
2016 Life, Animated
2016 Normální autisticky film (Normal Autistic Film)
2016 Off the Rails
2016 Swim Team
2016 Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe[30][31] Vaccines
2017 Beyond the Spectrum[32]
2017 Chris Packham: Asperger's and Me[33][34]
2017 Deej Facilitated communication
2017 Dina[35][36] Relationships
2017 Kingdom of Us[37][38]
2017 Mole Man[39]
2018 어른이 되면 (Grown Up)[40]
2018 Quelle Folie (What Madness)
2019 On Tour with Asperger's Are Us (sequel to Asperger's Are Us)
2019 Vaxxed II: The People's Truth Vaccines
2020 Autism: The Sequel (sequel to Autism: the Musical)
2020 Billions of Windows
2020 I Am Greta
2020 The Reason I Jump (based on the autobiography of the same name)[41]
2021 Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism
2022 Okay! The ASD Band Film

Short documentaries

Year Title
1968 Infantile Autism: The Invisible Wall
1979 Autism: Who Cares
1996 Out of the Darkness: The Jeff Matney Story
2004 Lifting the Fog: A Look Into the Mysteries of Autism
2005 Beautiful Music
2005 My Classic Life as an Artist: A Portrait of Larry Bissonnette
2007 Letting Go....When Your Child Leaves Home
2008 Children and Autism: Time is Brain
2008 Rainman goes to RocKwiz[42]
2012 My Autism and Me[43]
2013 Axel[44]

Episodes of documentary series

Year Episode Series
2003 "How Does the Autistic Brain Work?" Closer to Truth
2005 "Make Me Normal" Only Human
2005 "The Boy with the Incredible Brain" Extraordinary People
2006 "The Musical Genius" Extraordinary People
2006 "The Real Rain Man" Extraordinary People
2006 "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow" Horizon
2008 "The Human Camera" Extraordinary People
2008 "The Rainman Twins" Extraordinary People
2010 "Can't Make Me Be" The World of Jenks
2010 "Vaccinations"[45] Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
2013 "No Mercy" Deadly Women
2013 "Living with Autism" Horizon
2016 "Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me" Reel South
2018 "Love, Hope and Autism" CBC Docs POV

References

  1. https://archive.org/details/aboynamedterryegan/
  2. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ce_gamin,_l%C3%A0
  3. https://bib.howest.be/catalog/hws01:001935117
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8ctiKQ6Cew
  5. «Ik ben zijn verlengstuk» 07-10-1996 Het Belang van Limburg - Jaak Vandyck - Pagina 37
  6. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt27502398/
  7. https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/de5d2fc1ae9b4294a7abc1d6225820b5
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_to_Be_Different
  9. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0074rz2
  10. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458234/
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refrigerator_Mothers
  12. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1343113/
  13. https://web.archive.org/web/20100408005225/http://www.amotherscourage.org/
  14. https://www.wretchesandjabberers.org/
  15. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1658501/
  16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wretches_%26_Jabberers
  17. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1760416/
  18. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13939084/
  19. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wall_(2011_film)
  20. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m2n21
  21. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2573860
  22. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4153224/
  23. https://web.archive.org/web/20140930223134/https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2014/09/30/Local-family-shares-autism-story-in-film/stories/201409250312
  24. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3841762
  25. https://www.juliesokolow.com/Aspie-Seeks-Love
  26. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3583736
  27. https://tubitv.com/movies/521515/generation-a-portraits-of-autism-and-the-arts
  28. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2476992/
  29. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Dance_in_Ohio
  30. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5562652
  31. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaxxed
  32. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7027410/
  33. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7534532
  34. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4tLlIzMGjM
  35. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6333058/
  36. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dina_(film)
  37. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7321274/
  38. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Us
  39. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7441338
  40. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10499436/
  41. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9098928
  42. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1806998/?ref_=ttpl_ov
  43. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejpWWP1HNGQ
  44. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIYwTmUgrco
  45. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Penn_%26_Teller:_Bullshit!_episodes