Age of Autism ran a piece by our Executive Director, Beth Lambert, who wrote about why Epidemic Answers is making the documentary “Canary Kids” about filming the recovery of 14 kids from autism, ADHD, asthma, atopic dermatitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, mood disorders and type 2 diabetes.
In short, we’re making this film because the medium of film can be powerful and effective at educating viewers in a short amount of time.
The key, as Beth writes, in having people understand that it’s not just kids with autism and their families who are affected.
“The key to stopping the autism epidemic in its tracks lies in helping them to see that their mildly affected children are really ‘almost autism’.
- A child with GERD and projectile vomiting as an infant: almost autism
- A child who can’t stand to have her hair brushed, skin touched, or clothes on: almost autism
- A child with low muscle tone, apraxia and runny stools: almost autism
- A child with eczema over 70% of his body and an inability to sleep at night: almost autism
- A child with chronic constipation and behavioral problems: almost autism
We are all (in our own unique way) a part of an epidemic of chronic illness, and our children . . . they are our little Canaries.”