Rain Man (Drama) (1988) ©1999 by Raymond Weschler Major Characters Charlie Babbitt....................Tom Cruise A young Los Angeles businessman who sells expensive sports cars. Raymond Babbitt................Dustin Hoffman A "high level" autistic man who lives in a home for the mentally disabled in Ohio (Some words on autism follow the plot summary). Susanna................................Valeria Golino Charlie's Italian girlfriend. Dr. Bruner..........................
High-Functioning Autism through Rain Man A man and his brother walk down the terminal in an airport. They engage in a heated argument over whether they should board an airplane for Los Angeles. The older brother complains about taking an airplane and fears for his life, telling his brother about the crashes that every airline has had. The younger brother becomes annoyed and tells him that every airline has crashed at one point or another
Exploring the mind of an individual on the autistic spectrum is remarkable. The author, Mark Haddon does exactly that through his book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. His novel is fascinating yet realistic. The book starts off with the narrator, an autistic fifteen year old boy named Christopher Boone. He finds a dead poodle named Wellington, with a pitchfork through its body. He then sets out to investigate the murder of Wellington. His investigation is aided and hampered throughout
conditions Autism spectrum condition affects a range of different individuals and is a spectrum condition and affects people in a number of different ways. It is important when supporting an individual with autism to identify and recognise each individuals’ abilities – what they can do successfully, needs – what the individual needs support with, strengths and gifts – what the individual is good at, what they have a real talent in, and interests – what is motivating for the person. Autism has a range