The Life Autistic Documentary

The Life Autistic | Special
Jul 13, 2020 | 1 hr 55 min

Iowans with autism illustrate the nuances of The Life Autistic in this two-hour broadcast documentary. We meet twelve people of different ages and backgrounds, along with their families and caregivers, to understand the daily lives and future prospects of people with autism. Their stories explore diagnosis, early intervention, family life, treatment, education, employment and independent living. Interviews with experts, educators and advocates -- including famed author and speaker Temple Grandin -- provide greater context and a better understanding of the many expressions of autism. Tyler Leech lends his unique perspective as a member of Iowa’s community of people with autism to the stories from the original Iowa PBS web series.