POV: Neurotypical

POV: Neurotypical

Thu, 01/27/2022 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Paula and her son Cody.

Credit: Courtesy of Neurotypical

Explore autism from the point of view of three autistic people: child, teenager and adult. Four-year-old Violet, teenaged Nicholas and adult Paula occupy different positions on the autism spectrum, but they are all at pivotal moments in their lives. How they and the people around them work out their perceptual and behavioral differences becomes a remarkable reflection of the “neurotypical” world — the world of the non-autistic — revealing inventive adaptations on each side and an emerging critique of both what it means to be normal and what it means to be human. POV: Neurotypical airs Thursday, January 27, at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

This film is presented as part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies designed to promote inclusion. 

Dialogue on Disability, an initiative founded by WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies in 2003, celebrates people with differing abilities and promotes a more inclusive community. Presenting a week’s worth of TV and radio specials, news reports, and interviews on WXXI’s daily talk show, Connections with Evan Dawson, the initiative is designed to encourage community discussion about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Dialogue on Disability runs January 24-30.