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Fly Away (2011)
Much needed window into autism
7 August 2011
Warning: Spoilers
This is a coming of age story of a young autistic woman. The reviewer who sees the mother as abandoning her child to a home is clueless.... just has zero instincts for comprehending autism whatsoever. The reality is that autistic children grow up into adults who often have to fend for themselves. Continuing to stay with her mom would have been the worst thing that could happen to everyone involved, especially for Mandy.

If you look at this from a totally Aspie viewpoint like me, you would see that the primary issue here is long-term functionality... and long term happiness of everyone involved. There really wasn't any choice in the matter than to leave her in an environment specifically designed by experienced people to help young people like her in her situation to have the absolute best chance at life. Her mom, trying to keep her at home as she had been would be progressively more disastrous. It would result in her staying in the special education class for retarded people.... the best they could offer her would be a chance at at life pushing a broom.... and loading down her mother with an ADOLESCENT autistic who can and does do things like throw desks.... and run away....

If you love someone, set them free.
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