Loving LamppostsCulture, Science|2010|01:23:22|PG
What would you call a four-year-old who caresses all the lampposts in the park? Quirky? Unusual? Or sick? Such labels are at the centre of the debate about autism. Is it a disease or a different way of being - or both? In Loving Lampposts, we witness this debate and meet the parents, doctors, therapists and autistic people who are redefining autism at a moment when it's better known than ever before. Motivated by his son's diagnosis, filmmaker Todd Drezner explores the changing world of autism and learns the truth of the saying: "if you've met one autistic person, you've met one autistic person."