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The social stigma and discrimination of autistic children is present in the movie Miracle Run. The life of Corrine Morgan-Thomas, the mother of autistic twins Stephen and Philip, changes drastically when she finally finds out that her sons are autistic. The first few doctors she takes her sons to are unable to diagnose them with any problem, saying that they are just fine; fortunately, Corrine takes her sons to a specialist who diagnoses the boys with Autism. Corrine's initial reaction is that of shock. She does not like the idea that her sons are autistic, and leaves the hospital angrily. She does, however, end up realizing that the specialist was correct. When she tells her husband about their autism, he says he doesn't want to deal with the autism, so she decides to leave him. She is determined to fight the social stigma of autism and to have her sons be treated like any other child, so she does not tell Stephen and Philip's new school about their problem. The school accuses her of... Written by Anonymous

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There is only one word to sum up this movie "Great!!!!"
15 August 2004 | by (St.Joseph, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Mary Louis Parker, Aidan Quinn, Zac Efron and Thomas Lewis (not to mention the rest of the cast) as at best "Grand" in their performances. The boys (Zac and Thomas) had me believing that they did have autism. Just a "Great All Around Family Movie". This movie also brings to light about our system of schooling. Not all children are on the same level as others (even though they are the same age). I know we put them in special classrooms but is this enough? Thank You Lifetime for bringing us such great entertainment. Let it be noted that this could possibly be a mini-series or even at TV series.

I have a little confession to make" My eyes did water up a little.


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