This event will feature two films, “The Family Next Door” and “Life, Animated” with a panel discussion from adults and parents dealing with autism following the first film, “The Family Next Door”. These documentary films show how autism affects individuals and families, from young children to adults. Through film and video the Autism Society of Central Texas strives to raise awareness about life with autism to the community. These films show a range of ages and abilities, and the challenges and triumphs, however big or small, that living with autism can bring. Viewers will also witness the dedication and support so many families provide to give individuals with autism the greatest chance of reaching their full potential. These films tell their story.