Finding Center invites viewers into four families lives and homes to share their individual struggles and successes while raising children on the autism spectrum. The film focuses on four local families each with a child residing at various points on the spectrum. While each child’s challenges differ, they all share a common thread.
The intention of the film is to provide hope and awareness to the many families impacted by autism and to the community in general. San Diego is at the forefront of cutting edge research and therapy and it is only fitting that it became the venue for Finding Center.
More than 3.5 Million Americans live with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and 1 in 68 children in the United States have been diagnosed with an ASD. There are many different types of Autism Spectrum Disorders and many different causes. ASD’s occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
The prevalence of autism in US children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 to 2010. Autism services cost US citizens $236-262 Billion annually and in 10 years costs will rise to $200-400 Billion. Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average. Cost of life long care can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention.