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Autism: The Musical

A Movie Reel

Autism: The Musical: 8 out of 10.

I'm a lucky SOB.  My kids are developing "normally" and are healthy and happy.  Autism, once diagnosed in 1 in 10,000 children and now in 1 in 150 children, seems to be everywhere.  My mother works with autistic children, and I've been hearing about this disease for years, but I didn't really understand autism until I watched this HBO documentary.

We learn about five autistic children and their involvement in The Miracle Project, a theatre arts program created by Elaine Hall.  All five children are afflicted differently, and we're witness to the strain on families and impact an autistic child has on marriages.  It's really a must see for parents.

It's on TMN right now.  I'm taping it for mom.

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