Autism is another one of Hollywood’s chosen causes. The condition has inspired exceptional acting (Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man) and persistent debates (Jenny McCarthy’s stance on vaccines). At its best, Hollywood tells stories that captivate, educate, and illuminate. And this month, Los Angeles magazine, attempts to do just that with a special package of pieces about autism, which you can read here for $3 if you can’t find the magazine on a newsstand or in a bookstore near you.
The main feature, a tell-all piece by actress Angie Dickinson (as told to writer Ed Leibowitz), is powerful stuff. It teaches us about the joys of human variation and reveals the emotional turbulence that autism can stir up in families. Dickinson is candid, humorous, and pensive as she tells the story of her only child’s struggle with Asperger’s.
Read more here: Angie Dickinson Speaks Out on Autism – Newsweek.
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