Stephen, Shannon and the team at Mesh Omnimedia have recently embarked upon an exciting new project, their first feature-length documentary film entitled “This Business Of Autism”. Here’s the synopsis:
This Business Of Autism is a expository documentary film about the economic and societal benefits of employing young adults with autism. Centered around the acquisition, construction and launch of Spectrum Designs’ new production facility in Port Washington, New York—a custom screen printing and embroidery business—the film will address the positive impacts of developing profitable businesses while leveraging the unique capabilities of adults with autism. By confronting head-on the reality that an estimated 70% to 90% of these adults are unemployed or underemployed, these businesses can also provide large companies with an avenue for corporate social outreach, mitigate the economic impacts on local communities of housing and caring for adults with autism, and provide hope for families that their children might have sustainable, relevant and stimulating employment opportunities.
Check out the trailer, and interview with Stephen on the inception of the film, and much more on the film’s website: http://www.ThisBusinessOfAutism.com