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Autism Every Day 13:00 min
7 minute Youtube version 7:00 min
   

autism every day

Autism Every Day is a truthful, unvarnished portrayal of the 24-hour-a-day challenges faced by families as they confront the heartbreak of autism with uncompromising hope and unconditional love.

The film was co-produced by Eric Solomon of Milestone Video and Lauren Thierry of The October Group. A thirteen-minute version of Autism Every Day was first produced for, and screened at, A New Decade for Autism, a fundraising event held May 9, 2006 in New York City to benefit Autism Speaks and the New York Center for Autism Charter School.

The film was intended to be shown one time only, but was subsequently broadcast by Don Imus on his MSNBC and nationally syndicated radio programs. Word of the film spread quickly on the Internet, first among members of the autism community and then beyond, generating tens of thousands of views on various web sites and blogs.

The tremendous online popularity of Autism Every Day led Solomon and Thierry to create a longer, 44-minute version of the film that included additional families and their compelling stories. This 44-minute film was accepted to the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

In April of 2007, Oprah broadcast an entire show about autism which featured numerous clips from the film as well as having several members of the film on the show. Larry King Live, Good Morning America and The View also broadcast segments about the film. Today, Autism Every Day continues to be a valuable resource for thousands of families looking to explain to their communities, "just what it is like" to have a child with autism.