A new film which marks the 50th Anniversary of Autism Together is now on display at the Museum of Liverpool and will be exhibited for a year.
The film, ‘Future visions: voices of the autism community’, asks local people living with autism to think ahead to what they would like and hope to achieve in the next fifty years.
Contributors from across Merseyside spoke about their visions for the future, which included becoming a professional journalist, touring the world as a leading DJ, and being able to live without becoming anxious or upset.
The film also looks at how Autism Together’s vision is to use world-leading biometric technology to reduce the amount of people with autism going into crisis.
Contributors and members of their families were invited to a premiere of the film at the museum last weekend to get a first look at themselves on the big screen.
Alex Hardy, a contributor in the film, said:
“I feel proud and honoured to have represented people on the autistic spectrum because I’m living proof that just because I’m autistic it doesn’t mean that I can’t achieve things in life. I found the filming to be fun because it was a chance to get my face out there.”
Robin Bush, CEO of Autism Together, spoke about the launch:
“I was delighted with how the film launch went at the Museum of Liverpool. It was great to see so many of the film’s stars attending and sharing their experiences. National Museums Liverpool were one of the first organisations to sign up to be Autism Champion and we are proud that the film celebrating our 50th birthday will be showing at the Museum of Liverpool for the next year.”
‘Future visions: voices of the autism community’ will be on exhibit in the Museum’s the People’s Republic gallery from Saturday 24th March.