The opening scene in this piece got our attention; it’s muscular in its frank portrayal of character. It also effectively sets up a problem: a young mother’s struggle to care for and educate her profoundly autistic son. The two-part series follows the mother as she comes to grip with the limits of what she can provide him. Her problem is resolved, in a fundamental sense, by her internal change. The series is both engaging as story and informative as a portrait of one family’s struggle with autism.

Read “Never Say Uncle,” by Bettina Lehovec

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