Fugitive Autistic Filmmaking....
a collaboration factory for guerrilla artistic projects connecting people whose paths might never otherwise cross.... following Scotty Holman, a recently diagnosed young adult Aspergian coping with life and career from a decidedly neurodiverse perspective.
After struggling with undiagnosed autism for 25 years, Scotty now writes and speaks publicly about his life with autism, inspiring greater understanding and acceptance. His work, featured in Forbes, Autism Speaks, WrongPlanet.net and Autism after 16.com has helped establish Scotty as part of a new wave of self-analytic, young Aspie adult writers, artists and filmmakers chronicle a compelling perspective of neurodiverse daily life.
Meltdowns are really frightening. As Scotty puts it, "I'm not an autistic child; I'm a six-foot two autistic man and uh... it freaks people out a little bit to see me crying screaming banging my head against a wall throwing myself onto the ground. If it wasn't for my autistic obsession, I wouldn't have succeeded in keeping myself alive while the medical establishment tried to kill me.
The Meltdown 1:14
Warning - Not suitable for young children. An autistic meltdown can be very confusing and disturbing to the uninitiated observer. In fact, it can be downright scary. Scotty has a minor meltdown but thankfully has the presence of mind to capture it on video to help viewers better understand what its all about
First Responders receive training to recognize and understand atypical behavior. Usually this training is provided by people who are not themselves on the spectrum. Here Scotty offers insight into both the situational dynamics and the thought processes experienced by an Aspergian. This video has been used by police departments for training purposes to help reduce the unfortunate consequences resulting from misunderstanding