My WOSU colleague Marcelita Haskins would like to arrange a showing of the film The Horse Boy for parents and all of those affected by the autism spectrum. “The Horse Boy,” based on the book by Rupert Isaacson, tells of the Isaacsons’ search for treatment for their autistic son, a search that takes them to Mongolia and the wild horses roaming there.
I found the book moving (and harrowing). The film well represents one family’s struggle. We are all different, so we all cope and struggle differently, but we do struggle.
The showing of The Horse Boy would be followed by a panel discussion with plenty of time for audience input. We are looking at a date in the second half of April. Possible location would be WOSU’s broadcast facilities at COSI. These details are yet to be finalized. At this point, would you share this message with whomever might be interested? I’d like to hear from anyone interested in attending, potential panelists and any ideas that can make this presentation both informative and beneficial. Would you attend? Would you ask questions? Would you participate? Perhaps our support groups could come together and make this showing their meeting for April.
Many thanks. I look forward to seeing this remarkable film with you in April.