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This director has a touching reason for making a movie about an autistic boy and his dad

Movies aren’t just entertainment. They help us understand other people – which is why a director who is also dad to an autistic son needed to make a film to share his story.

Director John Asher joined Friday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” to talk about his new movie, “A Boy Called Po,” and his family’s journey after his son was diagnosed with autism.

The movie is about a recently widowed father whose son has autism, and amazingly enough, many of the people who worked to create “Po” have faced similar struggles with a member of their family who has autism.

“I have a little boy named Evan and when he was 3 years old, he was diagnosed with autism,” Asher said. “I wanted people to understand what I was going through.”

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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