These groundbreaking family-focused films detail the emotional reality of an autism diagnosis, including how it affects the family unit and the unique challenges that families from diverse cultural backgrounds face. The goal of these videos is to increase awareness and to help children from underserved families become better armed to obtain equal services.
This brief, 5- minute video demonstrates clear guidelines for all clinicians to use when discussing a child’s diagnosis of Autism with their family members. Drs. Lisa Dissinger and Wendy Ross share essential practice techniques that will guide doctors, therapists, teachers and any other helping professional who work in the Autism field to support families using best practices.
This two part video series chronicles the experiences of five African-American families in Philadelphia as they learn about and address their child’s autism diagnosis. Part 1 of this film series addresses the unique stigmas and emotional conflicts that African-American families may encounter within their own families and within the community. This stigma can deter both recognizing the early signs of autism and then obtaining help.
This two part video series chronicles the experiences of five African-American families in Philadelphia as they learn about and address their child’s autism diagnosis. Part 2 of this film series focuses on the emotional issues that African American families may experience in finding acceptance after their child’s new autism diagnosis.
This video is designed to help convey an accurate understanding of Autism and Developmental Delays for Asian families, by highlighting the unique experiences of several Asian families in Philadelphia and by showing interviews with experts in the field.
This film is designed to increase awareness and to highlight the experiences of Hispanic and Latino families as they go through the process of learning about autism, understanding their child’s autism diagnosis and helping their child to receive the services they need.
DBHIDS Office of Immigrant Affairs and Language Access Services: Interpretation and translation services offered by the City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia School District Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families: Toolkit for Administrators, Teachers and Staff
Small World Special Needs:Houses visual dictionary, videos and tip sheets and resources for children with special needs.
Office of LGBT Affairs: Advocates for LGBTQ issues in all areas of City government