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The Boy Who Turned Off

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An intimate portrait of a family's struggle to cope with an autistic son. The film examines the effects of an endless cycle of successes and failures, the frustrations of seeking treatment for a problem that still eludes definition, and the painful uncertainty of what the future will bring. A powerful, thought-provoking film for anyone who seeks to understand autism or the disabled person's relations with family.

1981, 27 min 50 s

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First Prize - Category: Mental Health
International Rehabilitation Film Festival
November 17 to 19 1982, New York - USA

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