1 in 88 children are diagnosed with Autism. All of the children and beautifully gifted in their own way, but because we are just starting to uncover the mysteries of Autism and Aspergers, we are realizing how very special and unique each child or adult with Autism is. Just like no child is the same, no child with Autism is the same. Some children do not speak, some are slightly introverted, some can’t be touched, some don’t like loud noise, and a million other unique potential differences that stand out on the Autism Spectrum.
There have been only a few movies that truly captured the true essence of Autism including the Temple Grandin movie on HBO back in 2010. The Story of Luke captures the innocence, the essence, the unfiltered love, the challenges, the family healing power of a child (or adult) with Autism, and the HOPE of love – “The Story of Luke” nailed it and is a must see for anyone affected by Autism. Quite simply stated, The Story of Luke is the best Autism movie ever made and everyone will enjoy it on multiple emotional levels including laughing out loud and crying uncontrollably, especially those who truly LOVE someone with Autism. Please watch this movie to gain a better understanding of Autism’s large spectrum and how one person’s experience with life is. It’ll grow your heart to better understand the family challenges and quality of life issues for 1 in 88 children in America.
Find out more information on the movie, which launches Worldwide on April 5, 2013 – get info here:
You can help these families directly at: http://AutismDonation.org
I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Paul Cimins of Autism Radio (http://AutismRadio.org) since inception of their amazing charity that helps families challenged with Autism every day.
Many people do not know that Paul Cimins’ 9-year-old son, Jonathan Cimins was diagnosed with Autism at 2-years-old after an adverse reaction to a Vaccine. He went from 50+ words to Zero words after a 105 degree temperature and hasn’t communicated since. Paul and his family were massively challenged back in 2003 without any available information, diet, alternative treatments, supplements or special services. Paul Cimins became The Autism Super Dad, a voice for his son and the millions affected within the Autism community seeking knowledge in an open minded non-political environment.
the host of the World’s First Autism Family Support Network and program “Hope Saves The Day” on iHeartRadio, iTunes and streaming 24/7 online at: http://AutismRadio.org
Seeing this movie gave me hope for my nephew Jonathan – because I imagine him speaking one day just like “Luke” with the heartfelt emotional learning curve that comes so naturally to most people, but not as natural with some children with Autism or Aspergers. See how “Luke” heals everyone he comes into contact with, the POWER of LOVE within a child with Autism is amazing. As parents and relatives and friends, we need to support the parents and child equally, because so many parents and children with Autism live in private despair, afraid to leave the house, and afraid to face the world. Awareness of the signs of Autism and showing extra kindness and patience or being a REAL friend to someone affected with Autism can become one of the most special experiences in life.
Keep shining your LIGHT, especially for those who need it the most.