The phrase goes "every family is a world". Perhaps a whole world is represented in a family. This is the world of Karina and her children. Santiago and Julian have Autism Spectrum Disorder which affects the neurons in their brain with repercussions in language, behavior and development. There are other languages in their story. Different perceptions caused by stimuli from the outside world, limited interests. Julian likes to run around the house and is fascinated by dinosaurs and sometimes he comes to believe that he is one. Santiago likes to feel the wind in his face. Karina wants to prepare them for the world when she is gone. Together they navigate the challenges of their isolation compounded by the isolation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Argentina 1 out of 37 children is born with autism spectrum disorder. Worldwide, 1 out of 160 people is affected by this disorder. Numbers escalate.
This project started in 2021 and it is on going.