Sunday, 31 October 2010

'Autism: The Misunderstood Child' Film Review

Autism: The Misunderstood Child *****

“I just want to encourage others who feel hopeless, to instead feel hopeful.” These are the words of Kathy Winters, the woman who made this delightful short video entitled Autism: The Misunderstood Child, a dedication to her son Ayden who was diagnosed with Autism in January 2008. Yes, it is essentially just a collection of pictures but it is a collection of pictures that is full of heart, accompanied by a beautiful and inspirational piece of music, statistics and facts about Autism and a superb poem by Kathy that truly comes from the heart, detailing both the plight of her son’s Autism and the wonder that comes from it as well. This short film may only be a homemade video but it is a well made one and one that conveys plenty about what it is like living with Autism and what it truly means to love some who has the condition. Kathy says this of Ayden: “He is special, not because of his limitations, but because of his heart” – simple words that perfectly say why individuals with Autism truly are special. And the closing words – “It’s not hopeless if you love them and believe in their potential” – say so much. If everyone saw this video, perhaps there would be less ignorance in the world about what it means to have Autism.


This is a follow up to my previous post which contains the full film of Autism: The Misunderstood Child and can be found here:

Review by Robert Mann BA (Hons)


  1. Hello,

    My name is Caitlin and I just wanted to say that I've been reading your blog for the past few hours and I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for sharing your insight with us.

  2. Thanks for the positive feedback. It's nice to know that my efforts have made an impact. It's just a shame that, due to developments in my own life, I currently don't have the time to keep up with the updates on this blog. I have however managed to post a film that I made about my personal experiences with Aspergers Syndrome. If you have the time I hope that you will give it a watch.


    Robert Mann MA