Please read this blog post by Leslie Long of Autism Speaks:
“The Story of Luke helps to explain a phenomenon that the autism community has been wrestling with for years, the complete misperception of people with autism, especially adults. As Luke’s story unfolds, the audience goes from cringe inducing interactions with his Aunt and supervisor, to celebrating the person that Luke is with his honesty and humanity intact and portrayed perfectly.
Luke transforms the people around him that were under the assumption they would be caring for him. This is not unique but not often discussed either. Most people have not had the pleasure of really knowing someone with autism in all facets of their lives so they miss the nuances of their humor or the effortless ways they tell the whole truth.
The movie presents a view of Luke that does not often make it to the mainstream media (although we are seeing these stories more often), an adult with autism that wants and is capable of working, wants to live independently, wants a girlfriend and wants to live the life that their peers are living.”
Read the full article here: The Story of Luke | Blog | Autism Speaks.
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