Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Understanding autism: a cool new video to raise awareness

Tonight a Twitter follower shared an awesome, goosebump-inducing video, Fireflies, about a boy befriending a girl and a lesson learned about understanding autism. Given the recent terrible misconceptions about Asperger syndrome, it seems particularly timely.

Created by The Jubilee Project, a group that creates videos for a good cause, the short film was inspired by Taylor Swift's You Belong With Me music video. They're hoping to rope the singer in to raise awareness, so if you're on Twitter tweet something like this anytime between now through December 22:

@taylorswift13 we need your help! Please watch and tweet @JubileeProject short film #Fireflies for #autism awareness!

Or just click here to send out a tweet. You can read more about what The Jubilee Project is aiming to do over at YouTube.

Image: screen grab/Fireflies


  1. Oh my....I am crying. I love everything about this sooo much.

    I will share it far and wide.

    THANK YOU!!!

  2. Me too!... The Asian boy is so smart and so cool! Wish there more kids like that...

    1. Asian person here. It's good that they showed him as an equal and not an arrogant savant.

  3. Love this video I will share it with EVERYONE.

  4. LOVE this and just tweeted Taylor Swift. I hope she gets a bunch. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I can't understand where he said to go to get a shirt. Can anyone interpret for me?

  7. i kinda like annie and i also liked the video


Thanks for sharing!