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Review: Wretches and Jabberers

Imagine having as much inside you — thoughts, feelings, desires, needs — as you really do, but being unable to express them.
Documentary searches for the heart of autism
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2011

Social awkwardness

I have a bit of a problem. I am recently divorced, in my 40s, and looking to date again. However, I have a high functioning form of autism known as Asperger's syndrome.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  January 21, 2011

Review: The Horse Boy

Rupert Isaacson and Kristin Neff seem the best of parents and yet they’re worn down by their four-year-old autistic son, Rowan, with his four-hour tantrums, his rejection of toilet training, his inability to answer to his name.
A compelling real-life adventure
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 06, 2009

Review: The Black Balloon

Toni Collette as another unflappable mother? This time to a spoon-banging, shit-smearing autistic teen?
The complicated nature of acceptance
By ALICIA POTTER  |  April 01, 2009

Fact and fiction . . .

Of the 16 narrative films on deck this year at the Newport International Film Festival, several could be termed “coming-of-age.”
The whole wide world is on screen at the 10th Annual Newport International Film Festival
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 30, 2007

Breaking and Entering

What with the Downs-syndrome boy in Notes on a Scandal and now the autistic girl in Anthony Minghella’s Breaking and Entering , maybe the Brits are coming up with a subgenre of the family melodrama in which a spouse is driven to infidelity by a mental
Pretensions do not pay off
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 07, 2007