MIAMI (March 26, 2014) -- Autism Speaks and University of Miami hosted a screening of “Sounding the Alarm,” a Blockburger Productions documentary that provides a poignant look inside the lives of those touched by autism.
The film takes viewers along this journey with families across the U.S. and what they face after their children receive an autism diagnosis. Children must attend countless therapy sessions, families are forced to move from state-to-state seeking insurance coverage for treatments, and others struggle with the insurmountable financial burdens of providing care for their loved ones.
The film also highlight’s Katie Wright and her son Christian, the young man whose autism diagnosis eight years ago moved his grandparents, Suzanne and Bob Wright to establish Autism Speaks, the world’s foremost autism science and advocacy organization. The D’Eri family, who operate Rising Tide Carwash in Parkland, FL, is also featured in the film for their full-service car wash that has developed a company culture around their employees with autism, offering an opportunity to build a career and an independent life.
Suzanne and Bob Wright, "Sounding the Alarm" producer and director John Block and the D’Eri family attended tonight’s screening, as did Michael Rosen, Autism Speaks Executive Vice President of Strategic Communications.
Slideshow photos by Lou Gillard.