I never did see the documentary called Autism: The Musical. I've heard great things, though. It's a documentary which follows a bunch of kids with Autism as they create and perform a musical. Elaine Hall started up the Miracle Project, which was the group followed for this documentary. She wrote a book called Now I See The Moon recounting her experience adopting her son from a Russian orphanage, bringing him home to the states, and then later discovering he had pretty significant sensory issues and an eventual Autism diagnosis. I haven't finished the book yet, but I got a chance to hear her speak last night and it was a great story.
A few days ago, I got an email from my friend Sharyl in Los Angeles who said that her friend Elaine would be speaking in my town and I've just gotta go see her. I had already planned on going with my friend Jen, so it was an added bonus that I'd get to tell Elaine that we have a mutual friend. Of course, when I got up the counter to have Elaine sign my book and told her of the connection, she'd been expecting me. We took a photo because we knew Sharyl would love to see us together!
Elaine is coming back to town to speak again in February and she'll be showing the documentary then. Looking forward to it, and then telling you all about it then!