Autism Awareness Month: "Hooray for Hollywood"
Fandango me all the way to the movie theatre. My mother tells me that when she used to see Shirley Temple, the theatres gave away gifts just for coming through the door. Those days are long gone but we do have better sound, stage production and effects
- That some of you had the opportunity to see Adam and Temple Grandin last week that were presented in my blog of April 7. Both of these movies portray autism/Asperger's in full bloom.
- That if you did, you made some startling observations about adults with ASD.
- That some of those observations turned into actions with whatever ages and stages of clients with ASD with whom you are working.
- That you smiled.
- didn't see all of these movies but I've seen most of them and I've ordered the rest on Netflix;
- thought that the ones with the best adult portrayals of ASD are Adam, Temple Grandin, Dear John, Snow Cake, I Am Sam, Rain Man, The Other Sister, and Mozart and the Whale;
- can't wait to see After Thomas and The Black Balloon;
- hope you let me know what movies about ASD you saw and what you learned from it/them;
- wonder if you can add to this list of Hollywood movies that have an autism theme or character with autism in them. Send the title our way so we can all enjoy them and learn from them.
NEXT WEEK: To continue with Autism Awareness Month, I want to share three major therapeutic concepts the adult world of autism has shown me that we need to address over and over in our younger clients. If you watched Adam, Temple Grandin, Dear John, Mozart and the Whale, you saw them for sure. Any guesses thrown my way?
"Speech pathologists make good things happen."