Psychoanalysts in France have stated that Autism is a psychosis caused by the mother's sexual issues. France refuses to provide families any support.
We traveled throughout France documenting countless families struggling to get support for their autistic children.
Shameful recounts the horrendous situations these families have been forced into by their country's lack of support and the disinformation spread by experts there.
Many French parents have had to send their young children away to Belgium.
One study (conducted by Autisme France) estimated that 80% of french autistic children are not even allowed to go to school.
1 in 88 people are diagnosed with Autism.
Autism is a developmental disorder that affects an individuals ability to communicate. People with autism are often incredibly gifted and are valued contributors to society.
1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls have a diagnosis here in the United States. Children who receive the diagnosis are given intensive education at an early age in order to gain skills required to succeed. In France, Autism is viewed as a psychosis and no help is given. In fact, if a child does get a diagnosis, he risks being thrown out of school.
Born in Charlottesville, VA, Alex Plank is a filmmaker based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Noah Trevino, born in Lemoore California, is a filmmaker based out of Los Angeles, CA.