A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Now I See The Moon

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!


Heather said...

That's awesome!! When this first came out I had a friend come over and we spent the afternoon watching it- fabulous!

Added bonus that it was actually included in one of our OT labs this year- we watched it and then wrote intervention plans for the kids in the documentary.

I didn't know about her book- I'll have to check it out!

Lynn said...

I'll have to check out the book. I just used Autism: The Musical as a post title only having vaguely heard of the documentary. I'll have to try to see it.

Deann said...

Let me know about the Feb. date. Would love love love to see the musical!!!

tulpen said...

So cool that you got to meet her!

I'd love to see that documentary.

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