HeartChild is the remarkable story of Crys Worley, a young mother who advocates for her autistic child while struggling with her own health
“Heart Child” is a documentary film about twenty-nine year old Crys Worley, who is the mother of a nine year old autistic child, Sasha. It is a remarkable story about a mother’s struggles, not only with her own health, but the well being of her son. Committing to Sasha that she will never give up on him and inspired by the challenges parents of autistic children face, she started a non-profit organization, called A.Skate – Autism. Skating with Kids through Acceptance, Therapy, and Education. This film documents her extraordinary journey.
Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Ben Duffy
Editor/Cinematographer: Mike Sassano
About the Production:
“I’ve been around autism, literally my whole life, and my ADHD and behavioral issues were so ridiculous when I was younger, that I have always been able to relate to not being in control of yourself. My mom was an occupational therapist. She helped me to understand that autism is a gift to the world, because it helps people to accept unique perspectives, and being very different myself, that helped me to understand and appreciate who I was. I feel forever indebted to autism and skateboarding, so deciding to make this film was really a no brainer for me.” — Ben Duffy