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What Are You Doing? A Film About Autism

What Are You Doing? A Film About Autism

What are you doing?’ is a short film created by Autism Awareness Australia which aims to teach school-aged children about acceptance and understanding of their peers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Narrated by television personality Tom Gleisner and written by 
‘The Other Country’ author Michael Whelan, the film includes enlightening interviews with the brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends of children on the spectrum. Through beautiful imagery, engaging narrative and quirky animation, ‘What are you doing?’ sends the all important message of inclusion and understanding of all those with ASD by their peers and within their communities. It has received glowing reviews at its three premieres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and has enormous support from parents and educators across the country.

A free copy of ‘What are you doing?’ along with accompanying teaching materials was distributed to every school in Australia in 2012, totalling over 10,000 copies nationwide.

You can watch the full film here

Download the Teacher Resources Kits here:

Lower Primary Years P-3

Upper Primary Years 4-6

Lower Secondary Years 7-10

Purchase a copy of What are you doing?

If you are a parent, carer, family member, educator or industry professional, you will find the film to be a valuable educational tool and a great addition to your resource library.

VIEW A TRAILER OF THE FILM – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rguyTZeeQv8

You can purchase a DVD copy of ‘What are you doing?’ for $20.00 plus postage, simply by clicking on the ‘BUY NOW’ button below. A DVD package will be posted to your nominated Australian postal address in 5-10 business days.
*Conditions apply


You can download a copy of the film at Amazon.com. It’s available to buy at $14.99 USD or to rent at $1.99 USD.


*Please note that the film is only available for sale and viewing in Australia and the USA at this stage. We will not accept purchases from, or ship to, countries outside of these. We hope to make the film available for sale internationally in the future. Unauthorised reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted film, ‘What are you doing?’, is prohibited by copyright law.