About 75 people joined me for the presentation of The United States of Autism, a Tugg production and winner of the $50,000 grant winner from Pepsi Refresh. It was an eye opening story about one man’s trip across 11,000 miles in 40 days visiting families who Autism affects directly. Some of the stories were sad; some were amusing but all were touching. I didn’t agree with everything that was said in the movie; but everyone is entitled to an opinion. If nothing else, this movie will bring Autism to the forefront of people’s mind. This can only have a positive effect. Let us raise more money for therapies, education and advocacy on the rights, needs and desires of those affected by Autism.