“This is Autism,“ was created for the purpose of understanding the everyday lives of families in the Autism Community. Louis Theroux, a British-American Filmmaker, produced this documentary working together with Discovery Health. Theroux traveled to the Developmental Learning Center (DLC) in Warren, New Jersey. The DLC is a leading innovators in autism schools of its kind, and the documentary features three families involved in the autism community.
A mother of 7-year-old, autistic twins shares her experiences with autism in childhood.
Joey is on the more severe side of the autism spectrum. Increasingly challenging behavior, such as self-harm, poses a challenge for his parents, and his mother admits that at times it is very hard to control his behavior.
Nicky at the age of 19 is progressing very well. He is considered on the high functioning side of the autism spectrum and attends the DLC in Warren New Jersey.