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7 Myths About Autism It's Time to Put to Rest

Hannah Brown | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Let's move on and put these myths to rest so we'll have more to celebrate next year on Autism Awareness Day.

A Superb New Indie Film: The Story of Luke

George Heymont | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Written and directed by Alonso Mayo, The Story of Luke is certainly not the only film to feature an autistic character. However, unlike many previous examples, Luke (Lou Taylor Pucci) is neither hopeless, helpless, noncommunicative, nor a savant.

Interview: Director Barry Levinson, The Bay and Being Independent

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was supposed to be a documentary about the dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay. But the material he was reading about the pollution of the bay was too scary. So director Barry Levinson made a horror movie instead: The Bay.

One Kid, Medium-Well Done: An Autism Mystery

Hannah Brown | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

I think everyone on the planet can be described as medium-functioning, meaning we are all high-functioning in certain areas, but low-functioning in others. So what does it mean when its applied to people with autism?

When It Comes to Song and Dance, "Anything Goes" for Adam Godley

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

In Anything Goes, Adam Godley portrays the hilarious, and, yes, singing and dancing Lord Evelyn Oakleigh opposite Broadway royalty Sutton Foster and Joel Grey.

Are We There Yet? Iconic Road Trip Movies

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Long before Mapquest, Yahoo, and Google Maps offered instant gratification for drivers trying to figure out the best way to get from one place to anot...

'Islands Of Genius': World-Renowned Savant Expert Publishes New Book

Fond du Lac Reporter | Sharon Roznik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fond du Lac's world-renowned savant expert launched his new book "Islands of Genius" last week with a presentation and book signing at Marian Universi...

"Dad's in Heaven with Nixon" - a Documentary About Autism and Bipolar Disease

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Every family has a story. In Tom Murray's documentary, Dad's in Heaven With Nixon, narrative threads are woven together to create impressions and nuances. Patterns are revealed, facts emerge, truths are laid bare.

Temple Grandin Film: Beyond Rain Man

Elaine Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Elaine Hall

As a mother of a child with autism and as a trusted children's educator, I thank HBO for focusing on the gifts - the abilities within the challenges of autism.

Rain Man's Kim Peek And Super Human Feats Of Reading: 2009's Most Amazing Story

blog.seattlepi.com | Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Kim Peek, the savant who was the inspiration for Barry Levinson's original screenplay and film, Rain Man, died last week at age fifty-eight. The New ...

The Curious Incident of a US Extradition in the Night-Time

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denis Campbell

In many ways Gary's disease reveals an intellectually and emotionally na�ve child locked in a man's body. There his mind is both his biggest friend and greatest enemy.

TriBeCa Interview: Barry Levinson and the Politics of Politics

Matthew-Lee Erlbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew-Lee Erlbach

Generally Hollywood always looks down on movies with political content. Political content is a kiss of death.

In Defense of Tom Cruise

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matt Littman

Tom Cruise is one of those rare people -- someone who consistently gives a good product to an extremely fickle audience. I'm not saying he's a poet, but I am saying that he's great at his job.

Josh Hartnett To Star In "Rain Man" On Stage

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Josh Hartnett will make his West End debut toplining a new stage adaptation of "Rain Man" that begins perfs in London later this summer. Hartnett pla...