Autism Journal Club

Webinar: Whose Story is It The Question of Representation as Autistic Children become Adults

We will viewing a webinar from the Distinguished Lecture Series at UCDavis Health + Mind Institute. Janet Grillo is an award-winning filmmaker, Emmy Award winning producer, former motion picture studio executive at New Line Cinema, and a full time Arts Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Kanbar Institute Undergraduate Film & TV Program. Award winning filmmaker Janet Grillo has produced, written and/or directed three feature films about living with, loving and raising a child on the Autism Spectrum. In this talk she will share clips from her two fiction and one documentary feature films, discuss the emerging controversy about identity and representation, as well as the struggle for individuation between parent and child within the Autism community.