In this documentary, we will sojourn with five women who are taking on the system to protect their families, and families that cannot protect themselves. Tammy McCrary, Shannon Nash, LaDonna Hughley, Donna Hunter, and Tisha Campbell-Martin will be our guides as we explore the overlooked world of autism, in particular in the Black community.
An educator, an actress, a lawyer, a music manager, and a homemaker; these remarkable women will merge their unique talents and incredible stories to give rise to a singular movement. With common purpose, they will examine in-depth the possible causes for the rise of Autism Spectrum Disorders in our neighborhoods and globally. Through these ladies, we will uncover the truths about why some black and brown children are not receiving the same medical diagnoses or are misdiagnosed.
Through their stories, we will explore sadness, strength, joy and the ultimate hope that binds us all to fight for a better tomorrow.
We will follow the footsteps of mothers who struggle daily against not only the debilitating aspects of the disease in their children, but also with a system that is often flawed, coupled with a community craving for information and dealing with cultural taboos. We will also go inside our own homes and speak to our families about what we can do better for the sake of our children and their future.