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How to Join the Autism Video Challenge

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If you could reach a million people with one message about autism, what would you say?

If you or a loved one is affected by autism, we want to hear your response to this question — in video form! Here ‘s a summary of our video on tips for filming your response:

  • When using a cellphone, hold it horizontally with two hands. Don’t hold it vertically or with one hand.

Hand Position

  • If using a video camera, be sure it is on a tripod or held by another person with both hands.

  • Try to answer the question in 5 – 15 seconds.

  • Use plenty of natural light. If inside, have your face towards the window. You don’t want the sun or a window behind you — it creates a silhouette and we won’t be able to see you!


  • Record in a quiet place.

  • Speak clearly & concisely. Be sure your hand is not over the microphone. Play through the video before submitting to make sure you can hear yourself.

Please submit your video to by Wed. Sept 9​. For parents of nonverbal children, you can help them share their message in whatever format works best. Please note: Every clip cannot be included in what is published. However, every response will be used internally, to help make our approach to autism coverage as informed & supportive as it can be.



Originally published: July 5, 2015
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