FMTV - Beyond the Autism Spectrum

Beyond the Autism Spectrum

Runtime: 82m 38s | Release date: 2017

When their two-year-old son, Oskar, is diagnosed with severe autism, Carly and Stef drop everything for a year to focus on his treatment. Previously, Carly’s oldest son was also diagnosed as autistic and by changing his diet and using other therapies, they were able to significantly improve his diagnosis.

But Oskar proves to be very different from his older brother and progress seems fleeting to non-existent. As well as juggling Oskar’s treatment and therapies, Carly and Stef also have three other children to care for. They find themselves tested in ways they never expected, forced to rethink everything.

As they strive to connect with Oskar, they must confront an impossible question: should they try to change him or accept their son just the way he is? Several adults with autism, including Temple Grandin, share their personal experiences and help us gain insight into Oskar’s world.

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Temple Grandin

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Georgette Hartlieb | 3 months, 3 weeks ago
SO touched by what the parents are doing to help their son . As i am a Cranio Sacral therapist and work with autistic children I know it's so hard for the parents . Thank you for this documentary !
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Ivory David | FMTV | 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Anything for a loved one! Thank you for watching Georgette ~ Ivory :)
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Vanya Ahsan | 7 months ago
As watching this documentary I went back through time and recalled my struggle with my ADHD son( he scored very high on the psychiatric tests at age of 4). Going back, I remember seeing red flags in his behaviour, yet not knowing anything about autism and ADHD didn’t recognized the symptoms. Later on when he started kindergarten and the phone calls started we realized something was wrong. It was then when we started the quest of finding the solution.It was an enormous battle with the school system, the social workers, the doctors. They all were pressuring us to put him on drugs. But deep inside we knew that this isn’t the solution. And we turned to be right. We (us a family)miraculously found the solution. At that time our son was already 10 years of age. I started a program that involved dietary requirements, natural supplements, physical work outs and brain stimulations. Now our son is going to turn 11 ( on 19 th of April), and 3 days ago we received a ‘A Student of the Month’ award for ‘Responsibility’. He is also considered the best student in the class in terms of academic accomplishments. I would like to share this program which changed our life and the lives for so many other families before us. It is called BRAIN BALANCE POGRAM by Dr. ROBERT MELILLO. In the States they have over 100 centres, many of them opened by the families of children who went through the program. It treats ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other disorders related to the brain imbalance. Dr. Melillo has ,also, published books , which can be found on Amazon. I used his books and that’s how I cured my son. It costed me $50 plus the cost of organic food. Hope this is an useful and helpful information for parents who are searching for solutions. ALL the VERY BEST. xxx
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Samantha Penaluna | 7 months ago
Thank you so much for sharing your story, we as a family are going through such a similar story and are fighting tooth and nail to do the best for our 2 kids on the spectrum, and so much of what you shared is so similar to our experience and so encouraging, the diet the supplements the sound therapy which is what made my little girls speech take off, the years of effort and despair in searching for the answer to make small gains, but all those small gains stack up, and they are such beautiful little people. I love that it's more about family connection and just relieving the frustration for the child who is already under so much pressure and stress from there own head. The body given the right nutrition will heal in time, that's the way it's been designed, just trust the process and add time (and keep reviewing). Thank you again! so much love being sent from the little corner of my world in Australia. xoxoxo Samantha
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 7 months ago
Love this, Samantha! Thank you for sharing this with us, as well. We are glad this video has inspired you! :) ~ Pauline
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Courtney Marcon | 7 months, 2 weeks ago
I felt so moved by this documentary. What incredible parents ❤️ Gave me a new understanding of how autistic children experience the world.
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Glad to know you find this informative, Courtney! Thank you! :) ~ Pauline
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Desiree Butzer | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for sharing this story, what an amazing family, so much love.....I actually watched that movie years ago with the Mom and her son and how she would sit and spin the plate with him, i was quite young then but remember being really emotional and crying my heart out!!! I also thought of the many kids who do not have autism but are ignored and silenced because of the unspoken, 'don't talk, dont feel, dont trust.....alll the things this family so much wants for Oscar x So much Gratitude FMTV, I love you Guys x Desiree South Africa <3
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
What a lovely message, Desiree! Thank you so much for sharing :) ~ Pauline
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Michelle Kreiter | 8 months, 2 weeks ago
What a beautiful story! My eyes are more open now to all the challenges and successes that are present with a diagnosis of autism. Your family is filled with light and love!
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