Sunday, April 1, 2012

Autism on the Screen

In some parts of the world, it is already April 2, World Autism Awareness Day. There are buildings and landmarks worldwide that have pledged to Light It Up Blue in an effort to help spread Autism Awareness. I managed to find one picture already...the Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary.
The Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary
Barnes & Noble has some DVD's that feature Autism on the big screen I wanted to share with you. If you haven't caught Parenthood on TV, it has been a good series where one of the children in the family is diagnosed with Asperger's and the family has to learn to deal with it. Temple Grandin, of course, was a wonderful movie and Claire Danes did a great job acting in this movie. I have yet to see the movie The Horse Boy, but the book was so great. It is so wonderful when a studio is willing to take a chance on a story like this...of course, there are many great stories about those of us who have children with Autism have gone through in our travels through life.
Parenthood: Season 2
Parenthood: Season I
Temple Grandin, with Claire Danes
The Horse Boy a.k.a. Over the Hils and Far Away
And be sure to grab my button so you can turn your blog blue for World Autism Awareness Day!

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  1. thanks for spreading the word. I have 2 very very close friends with autistic is sometimes a struggle.

    1. Yes, sometimes it is but we just take it day by day. I always whisper to him, it will be ok...hoping that he will remember that even when I'm not with him!