My daughter is almost 5 and was diagnosed with autism shortly before turning 3. Unless you have a child or sibling with autism, you have no idea what day to day living is like. This movie touches on it and reveals some of the struggles families face as well as the heartwarming side of this puzzling disorder. My husband and I watched it together first, then I lent it to our daughter's caregiver, her Montessori teacher and currently my mother has it. I plan to pass this movie along to anyone who works with my daughter and family so they can have a better understanding of what life is like with a loved one who has autism.
I say the premise of Autism: The Musical could easily become a mini-series or reality series because not every issue facing families of children with autism could be covered in this 90 minute documentary. Seemingly simple everyday tasks like going to the grocery store, the shoe store, family photo sessions at JCPenney, dining out, playdates, sibling issues, etc. could be featured to give viewers an even better understanding of the struggles families face.
Overall, if you know someone who has a child with autism or work with special needs children, it is worth your while to watch Autism: The Musical.