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HBO's Upcoming Documentary Will Focus on Autism

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On Monday, Oct. 26, HBO will debut “How to Dance in Ohio,” a documentary that follows three young women with autism spectrum disorder in the months leading up to their first formal dance. The doc was a 2015 Sundance Film Festival selection.


The film, from director Alexandra Shiva, centers around Marideth Bridges, 16; Caroline McKenzie, 19; and Jessica Sullivan, 22, as they attend the Amigo Family Counseling in Columbus, Ohio, where clinical psychologist Dr. Emilio Amigo holds individual and group therapy sessions to work on social skills.

“Through their stories, and a chorus of other young women and men confronting similar issues, these girls reveal the hard work, perseverance and resilience it takes to be a part of contemporary society, along with the extraordinary challenges of being different,” the documentary’s website reads.

“How to Dance in Ohio” premieres on HBO on Monday, Oct. 26 at 9 p.m. ET and will also be available on HBOGo. If you watch, please let us know your thoughts on the film in the comment section below, on Facebook or at 

Originally published: October 12, 2015
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