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Man develops personalised DVD to help autistic kid

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-08-06 09:31

About the solution

Rodrigo came up with this DVD after reading about Miguel’s mother Fernanda Torres reporting, on social media, her son’s meltdowns on social media, after the film had been released on Netflix.

Miguel would watch Finding Nemo every day on Netflix. However, on the morning of January 1st 2019, while most of the people were sleeping, Miguel was turning on the TV to watch his favourite film. But it had been removed.

His mother tried to get him to watch the film on other platforms but with no success. So the mother wrote a post on Facebook making a request. “Disney, I have a desperate request for you. Please put it back on Netflix. My son is autistic is having a crisis since January 1st, because each time he looks for the film, he can’t find it. Help me”.

The post went viral and everyone suggested that Fernanda should buy the Finding Nemo DVD. However, the mother explained the problem was with the layout, as Miguel as used to see the Netflix menu. That’s when Rodrigo stepped him.

“What about getting a DVD with Finding Nemo and then creating a layout like Netflix? With the same menu. I can do that”, he said.

Two days later, Fernanda got the link to download the film. He was very similar to the film on Netflix and Miguel was very happy.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2GNIVWo

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

Rodrigo Lima, from Brazil, is a support technical analyst who created a DVD with the same layout as Netflix, to help Miguel, an autistic child, to watch his favourite film.

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