"A sensitive portrayal of Brian and other adults with high support needs... [The Limits of My World] is a revolutionary form of family narrative, and I hope to see more like it.”


- Sarah Luterman, Spectrum News

“The Limits of My World is a quiet, slow-moving film that never preaches or rubs your face in policy debates. Rather it lets the camera rest on the protagonist and those around him, immersing the viewer in a gritty reality of autism."


- Jill Escher (President), National Council on Severe Autism

The Limits of My World is a coming-of-age story exploring what it means to be a nonverbal disabled person in a neurotypical society.


This documentary follows an autistic young man’s transition from the school system into adulthood and the challenges he faces adjusting to his new life.

Filmed from the intimate perspective of his older sister Heather, The Limits of My World seeks to understand Brian’s personality beneath his disability. The film questions the steps we take to integrate the severely disabled into society, and strives to portray the personality behind a person’s disability.

The Limits of My World is an essential teaching tool for

• Studies in Special Education, Behavioral Science, and Psychology

• Training for special education teachers and aides

• Promoting inclusion and understanding of severely disabled populations

• Social Work and Counseling for families of autism

This award-winning documentary is also a fascinating edition to all public library collections.



The Limits of My World is very proud to have screened as part of WXXI's Move to Include Initiative.


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