How Edward Scissorhands tells my story of living with autism. There are many films portraying autism in American Cinema. Adam, Snow Cake, Mozart and the Whale, Mercury Rising, but the most well know is Rainman. Each film presents the autism spectrum in a unique way, each with moments of accuracy but none with a complete picture of the autistic experience.
Over the past decade, I have had the opportunity to speak to many groups of people about living with autism. Many of the events also had me participating in panel discussions alongside other autistics, as we answered questions from the crowd. On occasion, someone in the crowd will ask a genuine, well thought out question, as a person who really