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Our objective is to look beyond the differences caused by autism and into the hearts and minds of these incredible people. tions for her son Keli, Margret worries that he may never be self-sufficient or express himself normally. Traveling from Ice- land to the United States and Europe, she learns how the brains of autistic children differ from “normal” children and discovers new techniques that could offer a promising future for children with autism, including her son. T Along the way, Margret connects with families of autistic children, who share stories of their efforts to help their kids interact with the world around them. Many of their accounts his inspiring film, narrated by Kate Winslet, follows one woman’s quest to understand autism, a neural develop- mental disorder. While she holds no unrealistic expecta- echo her own struggles, including the endless doctor visits and experiments with different treatments, the complication of doing everyday tasks, and the inability to communicate with their children, perhaps the most painful and frustrating aspect of autism for them. However, many families detail innovative new therapies that might break down the wall of autism, comforting Margret with a glimmer of hope that her son may be able to communicate on a level she didn’t previously expect. After the family returns home, Margret says, “Before, we used to talk about Keli in front of him, but now we talk to him.” With new hope for the future, she adds, “I can start to get to know my own child.” ADISTINCTIVE STYLE . COM 33

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