During this unprecedented time, many have turned to the movies. The glow of the television screen shine with the novelty of new characters and the nostalgia of beloved characters that one can watch time and time again.
With April being Autism Awareness month, Comfort Kare ABA shared “FLOAT” and “LOOP.” The films, created and produced by Pixar Animation Studios, highlighted those who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
“Float” is a film that focuses on a young boy and his father from the father’s perspective. The opening scene shows a proud father with his young son who slowly begins to realize that his son is not like the other kids in the neighborhood. The film follows a father trying to keep his son as “normal” as possible but then realizes he may have to make a choice.
“Float” is a film that focuses on a young boy and his father from the father’s perspective.
For the first time in Pixar’s history, they created a character with ASD that was non-verbal. “Loop” features a teenage girl by name of Renee who has autism and is non-verbal. Renee attends a summer camp where is partnered up with a neurotypical camper by the name of Marcus. The film chronicles the journey of bridging the communication gap.
Both films are under 10 minutes that both parents and children can enjoy. “Float” and “Loop” also teaches those watching about ASD, compassion, empathy, and acceptance. We are excited to see the movie industry making strides to be more inclusive and reflect the population in a positive light!