Thursday, February 09, 2012
A Mom You Won't Forget, with the help of Kate Winslet (talking back to autism)
If you ever have the chance to view the documentary style movie: A Mother's Courage: Talking back to Autism, by all means do. It is about a mother from Iceland, whose son Keli, suffers non-verbal autism. He is locked in his own world; and while it breaks your heart, it also certainly opens it. He is the sweetest boy, and we long to "hear him". I understand that since the movie was made (2009), he has been able to communicate with the help of a letterboard...his first words: "I am real."
Kate Winslet narrated the movie and has since gone on to help raise awareness for the autism crusade. I am anxiously awaiting her book: The Golden Hat: talking back to Autism, due in March of this year. You can read all about it at this link: A Mom You Won't Forget. Kate and Keli appear on the cover. I have already pre-ordered mine.