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Published on Jun 14, 2009
"I finally realized my son didn't need a cure, he just needed tools for success & tools to help him function responsibly in society," says Lori Ciccarelli, mother of JJ and creator of "JJ's Journey." This clip is a trailer of documentary film "JJ's Journey, A Journey about Autism" released in April 2008. Nominated Media Excellence Award 2009 Autism Society of America, Official Selection: Mammoth Film Festival 2008, International Christian Film Festival UK 2009, and African Enterprise International Film Festival 2010. Featured on OprahsAngelNetwork.org and Oprah.com, 2009. Featured on NBC news, 2009. This film chronicles the life of JJ that include chapters on awareness, education from preschool - high school, support services such as speech, occupational, and neuro feedback therapies, the spiritual journey, gifts & talents, and tolerance. Since intolerance has been the hardest part of this journey, JJ wants to help make a difference and raise awareness. This film is full of resources and tools to help others on this journey. Enjoy interviews with JJ and his specialists. JJ has a form of ASD (autism spectrum disorders) called Asperger's syndrome. Visit: www.autismjourney.net to learn more about the film and read about his journey. JJ is now 21 years old in his third year of college. "JJ's Journey" is a story of hope inspiring others.