I should start this review by saying that I know next-to-nothing about autism. Despite that I thought that Michael A. Goorjian gave a remarkably convincing performance as David. Kirsty Alley plays Sally, a mother who has given up almost everything, her husband, her relationship with her daughter and her social life to look after her son. She is visited by a representative from Children's Protection who states that David must be enrolled into some sort of "educational" programme. If his mother doesn't conmply David will be taken into care. The reason I gave the film four stars rather than five is that I found this a little confusing as it wasn't properly explained. Apart from the fact that Sally chain smokes around her son (not surprising given the stress she is under), his mother was devoted to his care. She was just exhausted and they had fallen into a routine of doing a spot of grocery shopping then watching films all afteroon - the same films over and over again - in their nicotine stained, grotty apartment. David had been traumatised on previous "programmes" and Sally is reluctant to let outsiders into their lives . They are both stuck in a rut and it takes a new persepective from a potential suitor to make Sally reconsider. Stockard Channing is fabulous as Sally's sister and there is a real connection between the two women on screen. I believe this was a TV movie but don't let that put you off, it really gives some insight into the tough choices some parents are forced to make on a daily basis.