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“How Can I Be a Good Friend to Someone with Autism?”, released in 2007, has a run-time of approximately 16 minutes.  Chelsea and Denise co-wrote the script, which is enhanced by music, animations, voice-overs, graphics, and video clips.  Designed to create awareness and answer basic questions about ASDs for elementary-aged students, the video features a fifth grader engaging in an instant message discussion with his aunt.  Jacob wants to know more about four kids with ASDs at his school.  Since his cousin has an ASD, Jacob figures his aunt might know how he can be a good friend to them.

The video is most effective when shown immediately before the Peer Sensitivity Workshop.  We encourage schools, parents, PTAs/PTOs, teachers, camp directors, churches, support groups, medical and dental offices, and service organizations that cater to children (i.e., restaurants, hotels, theme parks, etc.) to invest in this important product.  Even though the video is intended for a juvenile audience, the basic information provided offers helpful insights into the lives of children with various ASDs.

For middle schools serving grades 6 through 8, Good Friend produced a cutting-edge film specifically by and for them.  "Choosing To Be a GFF [Good Friend Forever]" is a 15-minute, tech-savvy production loaded with positive social emotional themes for autism awareness and peer acceptance.  Symptoms of autism are explained by seven 12- to 15-year-old students with ASD in their real-life accounts, narrated by 13-year-old Ellise Trewyn.  Friends and siblings of students with ASDs also lend their voices, making the video a powerful and effective anti-bullying tool.

Good Friend Individual Classroom Presentations are the best platform form for showing "Choosing To Be a GFF", but teachers and counselors are welcome to use the DVD as part of their existing curriculum, whether in Science (genetics, human development, neurology), Language Arts (character analysis), or Health (social emotional well-being, relationships, disability awareness) classes.

 

Choosing To Be a GFF (Good Friend Forever)

 

How Can I Be a Good Friend to Someone with Autism?

Goodfriend Forever DVD

Good Friend 2-disc set: Elementary & Middle School DVDs

"How Can I Be a Good Friend to Someone with Autism?" (2007) and the award-winning "Choosing To Be a GFF (Good Friend Forever)" are now available in one boxed set at a $5 savings over purchasing the two DVDs individually!  Each peer education film is 16 minutes long.  The elementary school version is intended for grades K-5, and the middle school is for 6th-8th grades.  $99 ($73 with membership)

Goodfriend Forever DVD

Good Friend DVD - Middle School

The voices of students with autism/ASD in 6th through 8th grade are the highlights of this 16-minute cutting-edge film, released in 2011. A must-have addition to the library of any professional who works with adolescents. Positive themes of autism awareness and peer acceptance.  $52 ($39 with membership)

   
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Good Friend DVD - Elementary

"How Can I Be a Good Friend to Someone with Autism?" is Good Friend's premiere DVD.  With a run-time of 16 minutes, this professionally-produced video was written with elementary students in mind, but contains information about autism and accepting differences valuable to people of any age.  $52 ($39 with membership)

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