A film exploring one fathers quest to learn more about autism could help Middle Georgians better understand the condition that affects 1 in 88 children born in this country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Macon premiere of The United States of Autism is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at AmStar 16 theater on Zebulon Road.
Tickets are $9 for the movie that will follow a catered mixer from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.
Those attending will meet families coping with the disorder and hear about the challenges they face.
A 2007 National Childrens Health Survey of 78,000 parents determined one percent of U.S. children aged 3 to 17 have some sort of autism disorder.