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2takuya

Update: just finished watching A Mile In His Shoes. Definitely an excellent movie. It's about a farm boy with Aspergers who is asked to pitch for a minor league baseball team and the struggles that he faces being accepted by the team and by his family for his decision to join the team.

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pianissimo

I watched X + Y recently and I liked it a lot (although I was a bit annoyed by the ending).

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2takuya

I would really like to see Miracle Run, but the only available version I've found is with 3 other movies for 15 dollars from Amazon. It's supposed to be the story of two young boys, one with echolalia and the other nonverbal, how they are kicked out of public school for being different, and how with some extra help they overcome their difficulties and become more verbal, and one of the boys discovers he is very musically gifted, while the other discovers a love for cross country.

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aspieguy

I hear that the boy in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Midnight is apparently Autistic and I started reading the book at one time but then gave up. I still have it on my computer though, so perhaps I should look at it again some time.

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No Longer Here
1 hour ago, aspieguy said:

I hear that the boy in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Midnight is apparently Autistic and I started reading the book at one time but then gave up. I still have it on my computer though, so perhaps I should look at it again some time.

If the play comes to a theatre near you I would highly recommend it. It is very well done.

How did you get on with the book? It is a very English book and I wondered how you interpreted the imagery. It's easy for me because I even know the town where it is based.

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aspieguy
2 minutes ago, Andy R said:

If the play comes to a theatre near you I would highly recommend it. It is very well done.

How did you get on with the book? It is a very English book and I wondered how you interpreted the imagery. It's easy for me because I even know the town where it is based.

Nah, I'm not particularly interested in plays.

I got tired of the book because some parts were a bit simple and other parts were long monologues about random stuff (like how I am when I talk lol). I might give it another try though and see if I can get to the more interesting parts.

I don't normally pay much attention to imagery in books. I didn't know that it was based in a real town either.

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2takuya

It's not a film, but I've recently begun watching a TV show called "Touch". It's about an 11 year old with autism who does not speak, but writes a string of numbers that his dad eventually finds out are generally connected to some sort of important event that is happening. I know it's not a great explanation, I wish I could explain it better, but I'm enjoying it thus far. There are 2 seasons from what I've seen.

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12 hours ago, 2takuya said:

It's not a film, but I've recently begun watching a TV show called "Touch". It's about an 11 year old with autism who does not speak, but writes a string of numbers that his dad eventually finds out are generally connected to some sort of important event that is happening. I know it's not a great explanation, I wish I could explain it better, but I'm enjoying it thus far. There are 2 seasons from what I've seen.

 

Currently reached episode 4 season 1 of this. It's awesome. The only thing that bothers me is the media stereotype; male autie/autist with savant mathematical abilities.

The media's perception or presentation of autism is getting boring and very close to the point of being offensive. I'm female, highly verbal and am crap at maths. I am not Rain Man! Having said that Kim Peek, the man they based Rain Man on, apparently was not autistic according to documentaries that I have watched and things that I have read about him; his diagnosis was revoked following a series of CT, EEG and MRI scans, revealing no autism, but an extremely rare brain abnormality.    

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Alice

'Jane wants a boyfriend' is good as a female aspie film

I agree with your point @Echo

12 hours ago, Echo said:

The media's perception or presentation of autism is getting boring and very close to the point of being offensive

 

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2takuya
19 hours ago, Echo said:

Currently reached episode 4 season 1 of this. It's awesome. The only thing that bothers me is the media stereotype; male autie/autist with savant mathematical abilities.

The media's perception or presentation of autism is getting boring and very close to the point of being offensive. I'm female, highly verbal and am crap at maths. I am not Rain Man! Having said that Kim Peek, the man they based Rain Man on, apparently was not autistic according to documentaries that I have watched and things that I have read about him; his diagnosis was revoked following a series of CT, EEG and MRI scans, revealing no autism, but an extremely rare brain abnormality.    

Yeah, I definitely would prefer a little deviation from the stereotype. It is interesting in the sort of way someone would find cop shows interesting, if you know what I mean. 

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