In an age where people are searching high and low on the internet for information on Autism, here is a short stop to 2007 and a HBO Documentary that has information, but also hope and inspiration. Unfortunately, I don’t see it on the current HBO schedule, so you can look for it later in the schedule or below at Amazon if you can’t wait to check it out.
“In 1980, autism was a relatively rare disorder, diagnosed in one of every 10,000 U.S. children. Today, according to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 150 may be afflicted. AUTISM: THE MUSICAL counters this troubling statistic with the story of five autistic children, their families and the dynamic woman who leads them to defy expectations by writing, rehearsing and performing their own musical. An intimate portrait of these young people and their families as they struggle, and ultimately triumph, through the transformative power of theatre.”