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  • Summary: Follow one man's 11,000 mile, 40 day journey across the American landscape to visit twenty families and individuals affected by autism while searching for answers for his own son. With interviews from around the nation that include the widest spectrum of backgrounds - each conducted in the participants' original language - the film weaves a broad and compelling tapestry across the spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colors, and cultures. What he learns along the way will change not only his life, but the lives of those he meets, forever. It's a story about the best days that still lie ahead for our nation, the families, and the people who give America its heart. Collapse
  • Director: Richard Everts
  • Genre(s): Biography, Family, Documentary, News
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Runtime: 93 min
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  1. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Aug 8, 2013
    70
    Yes, the animated opening sequence has a professional polish that the rest of the film lacks, but the documentary’s chosen angle is meaningful: The world of autism is as diverse as the nation.
  2. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Aug 15, 2013
    60
    Although it favors breadth over depth, the documentary The United States of Autism offers a tender look at an eclectic array of children, their parents and other individuals affected by this ever-increasing developmental disability.
  3. Reviewed by: Daphne Howland
    Aug 13, 2013
    30
    The United States of Autism is an example of a well-meaning documentary that may do more harm than good.