The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

15 February 2010

It's Raining Men!

By: Tiffany Tan, ASP Board Secretary

Don’t forget to watch action star, Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible) and comedian, Dustin Hoffman (Meet the Fockers) in the 1998 Oscar winner for Best Picture, “Rain Man” on Star Movies Asia, tonight at 11:10pm. Click here for more details.

Hoffman’s unforgettable role as an autistic savant also landed him an Oscar for Best Actor. He plays Raymond, older brother to Charlie (Cruise), who tried everything to exploit his brother for his fair share of the trust-fund his diseased millionaire father left for Raymond. Raymond is kidnapped by Charlie, and both begin an adventure of discovery. For Raymond, is the discovery of the outside world (in this movie, he is confined in an institution). For Charlie, it’s understanding of his brother’s autism; finally learning and doing what is best for Raymond. The film is about acceptance and brotherly love.

February is the love month. Watch Rain Man for your loved one with autism. Tell others and spread autism awareness. Rain Man is also available in our ASP Library. To request for Understanding Autism Orientation in your school campus or institution, call ASP at 929 8447/ 926 6941 or email us at autismphils@gmail.com

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