Intricate Minds: Understanding Classmates with Asperger Syndrome - DVD
Candid interviews with teenagers designed to promote positive interactions between classmates and reduce harassment and bullying.
Through interviews with students who have Asperger Syndrome (AS), this video offers an inside look at how teenagers with AS act, think and feel -- and how they're routinely treated. The students talk about their strengths as well as their challenges and describe how important is it to them to be treated with respect. The program's open includes speculation that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein had Asperger Syndrome.
After viewing this video, classmates should be less likely to ignore or harass students with AS -- and be more willing to treat them as equals. The program is designed for students in high school and middle school and is an excellent staff development tool. (For younger children, please check out our elementary school Intricate Minds DVDs.)
SUBTITLES: This DVD has optional English, Spanish and Japanese subtitles.