‘DAD’ A Movie About Autism Awareness And Fatherhood

Alex James-Elliott

On Thursday, November 1st, Autism Awareness Australia shares the experiences of dads navigating the complex world of parenting and autism through the release of their new documentary, ‘DAD’. In just 36 minutes, the short film delves into the struggles, challenges, and triumphs of 12 Aussie dads parenting children with autism in order to provide guidance, information, and support to fathers in similar situations.

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When describing her motive for the creation of ‘DAD’, Autism Awareness Australia chief executive Nicole Rogerson questioned: “When children are diagnosed with autism, the support structures in place are often tailored towards mothers – but where does that leave the Dads?”

Now, Autism Awareness Australia is taking important steps to make being a father to a child with autism, less overwhelming. ‘DAD’ shares stories and experiences from dads of a variety of ages and backgrounds because “being a dad to an autistic child doesn’t come with instructions”.

Check out the trailer below.

You can check out ‘DAD’ online from Thursday 1 November at www.dadfilm.com.au

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