“Autistic License”—A Poignant Look at Autism




Michael Paul Levin and Stacey Dinner-Levin

Michael Paul Levin is a friend of mine and a valued member of my creative writing group. He and his wife, Stacey Dinner-Levin, have four boys; the oldest, Geordy, now 19, is autistic. To enlighten and educate others about the challenges of autism, Stacey wrote a play called Autistic License; Michael, a gifted actor, stars as their son, Geordy. The play has been presented in numerous venues to raise funds for autism awareness.

As someone whose life has not personally been touched by autism, I was captivated by the play, which provided a window into an unfamiliar world. Watching it, I felt like I was part of their family, experiencing their fears, joys and frustrations right along with them.

As the Autistic License website states, the play is ultimately about family, love and relationships. Autism may be the vehicle that drives this theatrical piece, but the true message of the play speaks to anyone who thought their life was going in one direction, only to find themselves on a completely unintended journey.

Click on the audio player below to listen to a thirty-minute radio interview with Stacey that was broadcast on June 28, 2009 on Cities 97.

In its review, the St. Paul Pioneer Press wrote:

Autistic License is a docudrama, a true-to-life play that takes audiences on the rollercoaster ride of raising a child with Autism. It’s a sometimes exhausting, sometimes exhilarating, frequently terrifying trip that informs, enlightens and entertains. Dinner-Levin knows her material cold and delivers it with unflinching honesty.

Click here to order a DVD of a taped performance of Autistic License along with an attached short documentary on autism and the organizations helping those families, educators, care providers and communities with information on this epidemic.

Click here to schedule a speaking engagement with Stacey.

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Click here to see all my posts related to autism.


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