Sunday, April 06, 2008
Yesterday I watched Autism, the Musical on HBO. I was pleased at the variety of children displayed in the autism diaspora. It has been reviewed by Autism Speaks, the Boston Globe and also has a few videos on YouTube.
It is a strong, powerful story of the Miracle Project-- a theatre experience for children with autism. It was not preachy, focused on causation, therapeutic interventions, nor gave a 'happy ending'. Instead, it focused on being a person with autism and the parent of a person with autism. The HBO website has some good resource links, and background on the film makers, the families, etc.
Spot on HBO!