Taylor Linloff is an autistic advocate and a filmmaker in Port Hawkesbury looking to share the stories of other autistic people in rural parts of the province.
Linloff is in production for a film, A Strong Name Documentary, where those stories will be shared. Linloff’s already interviewed a few autistic people from around the province, but they’re still looking for others, including those from the Black and Indigenous communities.
Linloff started working on the documentary only a couple of years after their own diagnosis. Linloff got what is called a late-life diagnosis of autism at the age of 24 after they experienced a mental health crisis. They say the diagnosis was a relief.