Connie and Harvey Lapin found there were virtually no services and almost no information available. Autism was still considered to be part of mental illness. The situation didn’t just create a family in crisis, it created two activists. Connie and Harvey have dedicated their lives to creating positive change for people and families with autism. For over 40 years, the Lapins have pushed the envelope for services, education and rights.
When their son Shawn was diagnosed with autism in 1970,
Clips of Connie and Harvey Lapin from a documentary currently in pre-production.