Autism Documentary to Air on HBO: “How to Dance in Ohio”

“How to Dance in Ohio” is expected to debut on HBO this fall. (Laela Kilbourn)

A new autism documentary called “How to Dance in Ohio,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 25th will debut on the HBO network later this year. The documentary follows a group of three girls from a group of young individuals on the autism spectrum, who learn how to navigate the social rules involved in the suspenseful experience of a spring formal dance. Directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Alexandra Shiva, “How to Dance in Ohio” is a story of the universal human need to grow, connect and belong as uniquely dramatized by individuals facing the deepest struggle toward social survival.

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