You may know Tisha Campbell-Martin as the hilarious comedic actress who starred in the classic sitcom, “Martin” alongside Martin Lawrence, or the laugh out loud silly show, “My Wife and Kids” with Damon Wayans. Tisha most recently joined the new drama, “The Protector”, which airs Sunday nights on Lifetime.
She has a lengthy career resume, but it’s another leading role that steals the spotlight more than any other – her role as mother. She is a mother of two and her oldest son, who is eight years old, has Autism. While we have heard about Autism in various Hollywood platforms, especially with the big pioneering push for awareness by Jenny McCarthy, as she also has a son with Autism. Tisha is part of a documentary project which not only addresses the disorder, but also extends the push for awareness, within the black community.
The documentary, “Colored My Mind”, allows you to “join five mothers as they take you on their unique journey with the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tammy McCrary, Shannon Nash, LaDonna Hughley, Donna Hunter, and Tisha Campbell-Martin will be [your] guides as [they] explore the overlooked world of Autism, in particular within the black community.”
The trailer is intense and offers insight into what the disorder means, who it touches and how mothers, and fathers, are standing up to it.
(Source: original video source: http://www.coloredmymind.com/#!the-trailer)
Autism defined: Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that appear in early childhood — usually before age 3. Though symptoms and severity vary, all autism disorders affect a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. The number of children diagnosed with autism appears to be rising. It’s not clear whether this is due to better detection and reporting of autism, a real increase in the number of cases, or both. While there is no cure for autism, intensive, early treatment can make a big difference in the lives of many children with the disorder. (Source : Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/autism/DS00348)