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Monday, July 28 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm
For the Love of Dogs - (Short Before Wicker Kittens)

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Meet Cory: a brilliant and talented 11 year-old boy with an immeasurable wealth of knowledge and passion for all things dog. But Cory can barely hold a conversation with another person.  Cory was diagnosed with AspergerÍs Syndrome at four years old.  AspergerÍs Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication; appropriate social interactions are further confounded by restrictive and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.  This film dives into his world and depicts how it feels and looks like from the perspective of a child on the autism spectrum.  An inspiring, heart-warming story told through the eyes of Cory, his parents, therapists, and of course, his dogs. Follow Cory's journey from his visits to the local PetSmart, to the National Dog Show, and the 'Super Bowl' of all dog shows, The Westminster.  At these dog shows Cory faces one of the most difficult challenges for someone with AspergerÍs -- extreme sensory bombardment of sights and sounds. Dog Shows, traditionally held in convention centers, create a catastrophic noise blending thousands of barks, speaker announcements and conversations together.  Cory finds a way to deal with this obstacle and becomes embraced by this quirky, outlying society of ñdog people,î where his knowledge and interests are accepted and valued. Witness how a boy's passion for dogs has opened up his communication, allowing him to connect with the world around him. Soundtrack by the award wining band M83.

USA | 2014 | Runtime: 26 min.

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For the Love of Dogs

Meet Cory: a brilliant and talented 11 year-old boy with an immeasurable wealth of knowledge and passion for all things dog. But Cory can barely hold a conversation with another person.  Cory was diagnosed with AspergerÍs Syndrome at four years old.  AspergerÍs Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication; appropriate social interactions... Read More →



Monday July 28, 2014 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Redfield Auditorium, Redfield Building, WHOI 86 Water Street Woods Hole, MA 02543

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