Autism: The Sequel will concentrate on what it is like to be an autistic young adult in a world where the media is almost entirely focused on kids with autism.
The introduction of Autism: The Musical in 2007 described many young children as autistic. The original film followed a live musical performance of five autistic children from The Miracle Initiative. Now, twelve years later, these kids have become young Autism adults. Autism: The Sequel binds these people and their families. Via their stories, audiences will see how the world has evolved to accept autistic people and how it does not yet.
Autism: The Sequel debuts Tuesday, APRIL 28 (9 am to 9:45 pm ET / PT), exclusively at HBO, in commemoration of the National Autism Awareness Month.
- Neal, who works on a farm in Malibu and has made significant strides in speaking, despite his speech problems.
- Wyatt, an outgoing student from Portland State University, moves away from home and into the colleges on the top of an exciting new book.
- Lexi moved two years ago to North Hollywood’s ETTA Party, where she is adjusting to calculated independence from her parents and enjoys singing nearby.
- Henry, who lives in San Francisco alone and is entirely self-sufficient and graduating in film and television studies at the Academy of Art University.
- Adam, a talented cellist who studied with the aid of his mother at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved to support him throughout the world.
For a documentary titled Autism: The Sequel, which is a sequel to the 2007 Emmy award-winning documentary Autism: the Musical, HBO has released an official trailer. This latest film brings up these same people again, now adults, and looks at their lives and hardships.
The original doc film portrays five autistic children as they work together for the creation and performance of live music. Autism: The Sequel weaves interviews with current subjects and their families, shot 12 years ago, by the same director.
The problems of adulthood are, of course, totally different. Elaine Hall, Adam, Henry, Lexi, Neal, and Wyatt are the main subjects. At the end of this month, the document will be premiered on HBO.