Thursday, April 3, 2008

Two Wonderful Documentaries

I love BOTH "Autism: The Musical" and "Beautiful Son"!!!

HBO has been showing the Musical often and I always stop to watch a few minutes of it (again) b/c I am fascinated with Lexi and adore Wyatt. In case you haven't heard, it is "
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."

I heard about Beautiful Son ("a documentary about one family's struggle to heal their son from autism") a few months ago and had been eagerly waiting for PBS to air it. They showed it last night at 11pm (I was tired but stayed up) and it was excellent and the cinematography is breathtaking. I was quite happy to see our DAN doctor in it...she is also their DAN and yes, they actually travelled from Hawaii to Virgina to see her!

If you haven't seen these films, please look for them...both are available on DVD. Even if you don't have a loved one with autism, the documentaries are very well done, informative, and will touch your heart.


Anonymous said...

Nice entry Cyndi - DH

Casdok said...

To answer your question on my post, yes i would let him "The presence of echolalia in children with autism can be a positive indicator for future meaningful language development. It indicates that the child is at least processing language, although at a "surface" level."


GFCF Mommy said...

We watched Beautiful Son last night. I really liked it a lot. I thought it was very truthful about how complex the treatment decisions can be, how some work, some don't. I also loved the water theme. So is Dr. Mary Megson your Dan doc? I was really impressed by her, of all the docs they showed, I liked her the best, in this show.