Just Like You Films calls our communities, our kids and the world to learn, understand and accept those living with unique circumstances like autism and Down syndrome. They harness the power of film to connect people in an unprecedented way. The films’ documentary techniques capture the real life stories of 3 children and their best friends/sibling. Just Like You Films advocates for people first language and boldly seeks to foster a world of people who know about, understand and accept those living with autism and Down syndrome by sharing the perspective of courageous individuals who are not defined or limited by their conditions. Instead, they are “just like you.”
JLY Films won 2 Mid-America Emmy Awards, have been presented to the United Nations, won the 2013 national TASH Positive Images in Media Award, the 2014 NDSC Education Award, The 2014 KC Jewish Film Festival Trailblazer Award and The 2014 Golden Door International Film Festival Raising Awareness Award. We invite you to keep learning by watching the other Just Like You films at ww.justlikeyoufilms.org. Visit and like our JLY Films Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/jlyfilms?ref=hl.
To learn more about autism visit co-producers, The Autism Society of the Heartland, http://www.asaheartland.org/
To learn more about Down syndrome visit co-producers, The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City, http://m.kcdsg.org/index.php