POV | Documentaries with a point of view


Directed by Adam Larsen
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Neurotypical is an unprecedented exploration of autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. 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.

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Check out the Neurotypical Partner Toolkit for everything you need to get involved with the film, from spreading the word to hosting a free screening. Access the film's discussion guide, reading list, and other online resources.


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FREE Classroom Resources

Teachers, visit our Educators page for free standards-aligned lesson plans and online video clips.



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Purchase the film for home or educational use at neurotypical.com.


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POV has the honor of receiving a 2013 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the desJardins/Blachman Fund and public television viewers. Funding for POV's Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special support provided by The Fledgling Fund and the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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