Autisic-Like Graham's Story

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Autisic-Like Graham's Story
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Sat, 10-24-2009 - 8:02am

Hi-
I am going to see this movie on Sunday night, and I had never heard of it before. After looking at the trailer about 5 times (and in tears every time) I am looking forward to seeing this and finally seeing a story about a kid like Kaia.

I wasn't sure if any of you had heard of this so I thought I would post this, I went to so many of the links and thought it was amazing.

Here is the link if you want to see the preview:

http://www.autisticlike.com/index.html

I will post after I see this if anyone is interested.
Alison

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Sun, 10-25-2009 - 9:02pm
Thank you for sharing this!! I have watched this trailer before. I even thought about buying the DVD....then second guessed myself....please, please let us know how it is....maybe I will buy it after all.



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Mon, 10-26-2009 - 10:49pm

hi-
The movie was very good and very touching and really showed how parent involvement and instinct is so important. The little boy was diagnosed with autism, he rec'd ABA therapy then started on floor-time therapy which worked better for him.

In the end they think he doesn't have autism but really SPD. It was nice to finally see a movie that reflected Kaia in so many ways. Showing that it is so hard to get a diagnosis that really doesn't exist, and they are trying to get it to be a medical diagnosis.

We had to go to so many people to finally find out what was wrong with Kaia, and it is so sad that we needed to do that. The movie showed that it was the same case for them as well.

I would recommend seeing it if it comes to your area. We were thinking of buying a copy to show my in-laws since they don't think there is anything wrong with Kaia and just think she is shy. They really think I am pushing therapy (not their son... sorry to sound cynical) for no reason.

It also shows how exhausting it is for a parent to try to "fix" their child and how it takes over your life, I know most of us feel that way too.

Dr. Greenspan was also mentioning that kids are getting mis-diagnosed with Autism because unfortunately it is the only way to get services and help your child.

I would recommend it, I want to see it again.

I hope I didnt misrepresent anything, and hopefully I got most of it right and not just my interpretation of the film.

Alison

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Wed, 10-28-2009 - 2:11pm
Wow, that looks like an incredible movie! We need more "grey" in our kids! :)

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Tue, 11-10-2009 - 3:34pm

Wow, Alison, that sounds fantastic. It's interesting, because although we've known for a long time now (from at least 6 months) that Michael had a serious sensory issue, we had the hardest time getting an O/T out here (she just showed yesterday, and she was awful, so I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do about that). I'd be interested to know what road they traveled with Graham once it became clear that he had a SPD, and how it differed from the road they would have traveled had he kept his ASD diagnosis. I'll have to see if it's playing in my area.

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Sun, 11-29-2009 - 1:21pm

Hi, I am Clara-Leigh, more usually frequenting the hypotonia board, but belong here as well. I bought this DVD for our household...a bit pricy, but then I am hoping to share it with both sets of grandparents and with my son's special ed teachers and therapists....although they put me onto books like The Out Of Sync Child.


I think is is great to share with others. I would offer to share my copy by mailing around to you guys, but it is already "checked-out" with my mother in law for now!!


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Ainslee, 6, just about too normal some days, but really patient with all of her siblings' therapies!! Oh, CONSTIPATION...how can one forget that???

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