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RadioWest Films presents unique stories with a focus on Utah. Each week, we’ll present a short documentary drawing from a variety of styles: story driven, conceptual, profiles and more. It’s a place for film lovers to watch innovative storytelling and to meet Utah’s most talented filmmakers.And there are some films that we just want to keep talking about. Here's a collection of radio conversations paired with our short films. Think of it this way ... stories you hear, stories you see.

Autism in Utah

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Utah illustrator Julia Adams
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From "Billy and the Rock Hounds"

One in 54 Utah children have Autism Spectrum Disorder, and that's higher than nearly everywhere else in the US. So the obvious question is why? Researchers have yet to identify a cause, so we can't find easy answers in our environment or in our genetics. But Utah has been ahead of the curve on research, and it has a vibrant activist community with support from educators and lawmakers. Wednesday, Doug talks to a panel of guests about what we know and don't know about autism in Utah.

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Julia Adams, Art and Autism

In our favorite's section, "Sensory Overload," which explores the world through the senses of a child with autism.