Rain Man

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We have come a long way since the era of 'refrigerator mothers' in our understanding of autism as a neurological disorder rather than a psychogenic one. Rain Man has helped us to see the humanity, not the wildness, of autistics.
Joshua Solomon
In Rain Man, most clinicians would agree that the truth about autism, insofar as there is one, has been stretched some for dramatic effect. Some might say the truth has been stretched considerably.
Gerald Gabriel
.wav files from the movie
A course outline and discussion piece in which dialogue from Rain Man is used as a vehicle for teaching English as a Second Language, with emphasis on the idiomatic use of language.
Raymond Weschler
A course outline and discussion piece in which dialogue from Rain Man is used as a vehicle for teaching English as a Second Language, with emphasis on the idiomatic use of language. (PDF)
Raymond Weschler
Relationships -- a phenomenon that humans cannot live without. And yet, we so often take them for granted, not realizing just how much time and effort it really takes to make a relationship work.
James Bell
About Kim Peek, the inspiration for Raymond, the Rain Man.
Daniel Treffert
Study guide for secondary school students
Mary Tomalin

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