3 min / narrative / 2013 / USA
If you are on the autism spectrum, have a service dog, or both you can probably relate to a lot of these. All these things have either been said to the filmmaker or friends of his.
Filmmaker, Nathan Selove, a freshman communication studies and theatre double major, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism, at the age of 9. The summer before Nathan started seventh grade he got Sylvia from Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg, PA.
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