Loving Lampposts

Overview

Inspired to explore the topic of autism in detail after his son was diagnosed with the disorder, filmmaker Todd Drezner weighs the benefits and drawbacks of the "recovery movement" versus the "neurodiversity movement" in this informative, enlightening documentary. While proponents of the "recovery movement" blame the increasing communality of autism on environmental toxins and strive to reverse the effects of the affliction, supporters of the "neurodiversity movement" contend that it isn't necessary to try and ...
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Overview

Inspired to explore the topic of autism in detail after his son was diagnosed with the disorder, filmmaker Todd Drezner weighs the benefits and drawbacks of the "recovery movement" versus the "neurodiversity movement" in this informative, enlightening documentary. While proponents of the "recovery movement" blame the increasing communality of autism on environmental toxins and strive to reverse the effects of the affliction, supporters of the "neurodiversity movement" contend that it isn't necessary to try and cure autism, but rather to embrace the children who are diagnosed, and simply provide the best support possible. For parents of autistic children there is often no easy answer, though by offering a detailed examination of both approaches, Drezner offers some informative food for thought.
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Special Features

Extended interviews
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • UPC: 881394111721
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Source: Cinema Libre
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,831

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen Participant
Roy Richard Grinker Participant
Dora Raymaker Participant
Stephen Shore Participant
Dr. Kenneth Bock Participant
Technical Credits
Todd Drezner Director, Editor, Producer
Zack Martin Score Composer
Lauren Silver Producer
Ben Wolf Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Loving Lampposts
1. Loving Lampposts [5:02]
2. Defeat Autism Now! [6:18]
3. The Recovery Model [8:57]
4. Apples and Automobiles [6:24]
5. Primed to See [6:06]
6. Caused by Vaccines? [7:35]
7. Not Garbage [5:54]
8. Not Even Wrong [11:33]
9. Neurodiversity [9:20]
10. All Possible [4:30]
11. I Meet this Person [4:28]
12. There's Just a Life / Credits [7:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Loving Lampposts
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Extras
      Extended Interviews: Dora Raymaker
      Extended Interviews: Lila Howard
      Extended Interviews: Ralph James Savarese
      Extended Interviews: Roy Richard Grinker
      Extended Interviews: Sharisa Kochmeister
      Extended Interviews: Simon Baron-Cohen
      Extended Interviews: Play All
   Cinema Libre Studio
      The End of Poverty?
      Loving Lampposts
      Disfigured
      BlueGreen
      Fuel
      Mommo
      The Beautiful Truth
      Small Voices
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