Teenager Sam has an autism spectrum disorder. His dad hopes that by exposing Sam to environments that will challenge him, Sam’s capabilities and independence will grow. They set off to Africa. This clip catches up with the duo mid-way through their African odyssey.
This clip introduces us to Sam, an adolescent with autism who underwent huge personal progression after a trip to Africa.
Sam Best and his family needed to come up with daring new approaches to help Sam progress socially as he grew older.
Instead of creating a safe, 'cotton wool' environment for people with autism, a doctor brings his son to the chaos of Africa to see if it can help build his social resilience.
Sam Best, who is on the autism spectrum, arrives in Africa with his dad and needs to adapt to new sights, sounds and a new way of interacting with others.
A series of physical challenges in Africa, including boxing and white water rafting, expand Sam's world and make him better at social interactions.
Africa has had a profound impact on Sam Best, friends notice he is more chatty, outgoing and happier than before the trip.
Returning to Australia, Sam does something he could never have done before - he delivers a perfect speech in front of his class on his African journey.
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