As most every parent knows, autism is a disorder that has become more prevalent in the last two decades. Since the cause of it is still unknown, many parents fear what might be in store for their children.
And while autistic children often have a much tougher road ahead of them, some have amazing talents that are overshadowed by their every day struggles. Leave it up to HBO to spotlight the triumphs of these lil stars.
To see how Elaine Hall helped a small group of autistic children,
In the HBO documentary Autism: The Musical, acting coach Elaine Hall took five autistic children (her own son included) under her wing to produce a musical in Los Angeles. Cameras followed her and the troupe for six months where they captured family and stage hurdles and joys alike.
If the movie houses in your town aren't showing it, you can catch the award winning film on HBO next Tuesday, March 25 at 8 p.m.