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Day 30 of 40 Day United States of Autism Movie Shoot

By July 22, 2010 2 Comments

Today we had the pleasure of getting together with the creator of, a web community of over 37,000 individuals focused on individuals with aspergers, Alex Plank. It was without a doubt one of the best interviews we’ve gotten with a leader in the neuro-diversity movement and a great guy to boot.

Alex’s interview focused on his activism with the website, his love of AutismTV, and the future of the autism community. His views on the “cure” vs. ND battle was both enlightening and to the point. He had our crew laughing pretty hard at certain points as well with a self-effacing style of humor we will miss on the rest of our journey.

It was then off to the mountain bike trail, where we only had 1 accident – quite impressive for our crew. The trail was a beautiful one along the Potomac, and it was great to share a piece of Alex’s life that a lot of people don’t know about.

Alex had a huge impact on our crew through his example, humor, and messaging for the community. There’s no doubt in our minds that he will continue to play a pivotal role in the future, and a man we will take pride in having met during our journey.

We love you all, we miss you, and we can’t wait to hear from you soon!

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