Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Mothers Courage

A Mother's Courage is a documentary about a Icelandic mother who goes on a journey to learn more about autism in hopes of helping her own 11-year-old son.  One of the first things I noticed was the wording, one of the first things said was he can't communicate normally.  Wording is everything, she never said he can not communicate just that he can not communicate like you or I do.
She visits people across the US and in the UK.  One of her first visits is to Temple Grandin, the next to a family in Wisconsin who has three boys on the spectrum.  She visits different experts in the area of autism as well to see what their research is. The UK did an interesting study where they looked at the fathers and grandfathers job's of kids with autism.  It was interesting to them that a good portion of father's and grandfather's were engineers.
Overall it is worth the watch. 

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