Private Project

Autism After 21: Is This An Epic Fail?

This 5 minute documentary is an investigation of the journey young adults with autism face after they turn 21. Various individuals are interviewed: A mom, company that employs individuals with autism, family center, politicians such as Congressman Peter King and County Executive Ed Mangano, a Special Education Director & Autism Speaks.

  • Amanda Capra
  • Amanda Capra
  • Amanda Capra
  • Amanda Capra, Congressman Peter King, County Executive Ed Mangano, Stella Spanakos, Patrick Bardsley, Tina Moreno, Allison Rushforth, Janet Koch, Joanna Diamond, Lisa Goring
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    iPhone highest quality
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Amanda Capra

I am 16 years old and a junior in high school. I am involved in Student Government, Theatre and I am on the Varsity Crew Team.

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Director Statement

My 10 year old brother has autism and I am very concerned about what happens when an individual with autism graduates high school and the challenges they face when they turn 21 (with regard to services, housing, additional education, job training, employment, etc.). I would like to create awareness on this topic and passionate about helping out people with autism any way I can.