Currently an unprecedented number of autistic young people will be making the transition to adulthood. But what if you are autistic and never diagnosed as a child? What if you are entering adulthood without the benefit of early diagnosis, intervention and support?
Autism: One Man’s Journey is a documentary and memoir about Scott Michael Klumb, a filmmaker diagnosed with autism at age 24. Scott takes viewers on a journey, wanting to bring awareness to the issues related to late diagnosis; and not understanding what was “wrong” with him for most of his life. This is a story of hardship, perseverance, and hope. It is a story of inspiration including Scott’s personal interview with Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with Autism.
Scott filmed, edited and produced this inspiring autobiographical film with the hope to reassure late diagnosis autistics that they are not alone, there is support for them too, and that it is possible to connect with people who care. Showing how pushing himself to address challenging situations and emotions, Autism: One Man’s Journey proves that an autistic person can hone their strengths and abilities to create a meaningful life and career. It can be hard, but Scott wants to inspire others and let them know that things do get better. All things are possible.
Directed by Scott Michael Klumb (USA)