The Find Center invites viewers to the lives and homes of four families to share their individual struggles and success while raising children on the autism spectrum. The film focuses on four local families, each with a child residing at different points in the spectrum. While the challenges of each child vary, they all share a common theme.
The intention of the film is to provide hope and awareness to the many families affected by autism and the community at large. San Diego is at the forefront of cutting-edge research and therapy and is only suitable to become a place to find a Center.
The Find Center will donate some of the proceeds to ASD Enlight & Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment.
More than 3.5 million Americans live with autism spectrum disorder, and 1 in 68 children in the United States is diagnosed with ASD. There are many different types of autism spectrum disorders and many different causes. ASD is found in all racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups.
The prevalence of autism in American children has increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 to 2010. Autism services cost US citizens $ 236-262 billion annually, and in 10 years costs will increase to $ 200-400 billion. Autism costs the family an average of $ 60,000 a year. Continued care costs can be reduced by 2/3 with early diagnosis and intervention.