Written and Produced by Vana Thiero. Advocate/Filmmaker and Single Mother of two boys diagnosed with Autism, Thiero's vision is to Galvanize America helping people understand that Autism impacts everyone.
50,000 ASD Students graduate from high school each year. 1 in 59 children born in America (Center for Disease Control March 2018, and 1 in 37 boys) is diagnosed in the Autism spectrum. Moving forward we must prepare for these individuals when they become adults. Preparation is the focus of "Believing in miracles in spite of Autism."
How does one prepare?
How does a society prepare?
Film Advocacy is a serious start. You may have wanted, in some way, to do something for people with Autism. This is your opportunity to help a population that's doing it's best to help itself. Donate now to make a difference in the future of Autism.
Many California Legislators are leading the way and are featured in "Believing in miracles in spite of Autism."
Did you know that non-verbal autistic people understand everything around them? Some even excel in age appropriate class rooms. Others have written books and have blogs and video blogs even! They are Rock Stars in the world of Autism!
With the right education and assistive technology devices many are finding their voice via the written word. For Parents like Filmmaker, Vana Thiero, witnessing her non-verbal Son, Bakary, tap out words and sentences (on an IPad) expressing his thoughts and feelings IS a miracle! You'll see how and why in the documentary.
In Sacramento, California's State Capital, Thiero spoke before the Sub-Sub Finance Committee and lobbied Senators on behalf of Autism Rights Bills with Attorney/Advocate, Areva Martin and The Special Needs Network. Much of which will be presented in the film as well.
"Believing in Miracles in spite of Autism" points the way toward hope, providing serious discourse by Autism Experts, Legislators, Educators, Parents and more. Dr. Robert Sears Author of "The Autism Book," Attorney/Advocate/Author, Areva Martin and Author/Executive Director of Act Today, Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson who were also featured in "My Thiero Boys" Part I will be joined by Senator Curren Price, Senator Darrell Steinberg (at a Press Conference in Sacramento), Assembly Woman Holly Mitchell, Supervisor Gloria Molina, and (Former Autism Speaks Southern California Executive Director), Vice President of Development for Autism Society of America
& Autism America Radio Co-Host Matthew Asner have honored the Filmmaker with their views, accomplishments and commitment to Autism.
Thank you so much for understanding the need for this film to reach the American public. Thank you for taking the time to learn why it's important to get involved in this powerful artistic endeavor. Thank you for making a Donation. Thank you for making a difference. You are a Precious Gem!
Thiero, and parents like her, wonder who will care for their grown-up children because these Parents may not out live their Babies. (Though many are trying ;-) It is clear that the Government, to the degree to which it will be required, is not able to do the job alone. Collectively, we have the ability to integrate viable solutions to advance the Autism Culture.
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