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October 19, 2009



I can see how it would be a social story, especially to do with fear and anger.

And not running away from your Mum!

Max seems to social reference a lot, and it could follow into several interventions.


I just watched it and thought from the start that it was a social story. At first, I thought it was going to be about socialism. As we got to know more about Max's world, through song and facial expression, and a notable lack of words, I could almost feel his world. I would say that this movie would speak to anyone who has Asperger's Syndrome, or Autism. Or anyone who thinks they might. Fear, and anger, loneliness. Max was King of his world at the exclusion of family and friends. Acceptance. One comment struck me, something about "a boy, wanting to be a wolf...." Great movie...gave me chills for some reason.


Another reason why I want to see this film! My main reason was the soundtrack by Karen O.

A few years ago I read the novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime," narrated by a teenage character who has autism. The character depicts situations where his difficulties understanding social cues get him into trouble. Many people don't understand him and are very mean. It's primarily a mystery novel, though. I think it would interest you, Charles.

Thanks for this great site! I've had my own issues with the special education system.

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