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Mia's Documentary Sheds Light on Autism

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About Mia: Filmmaker parents make documentary detailing daughter's life with autism

By Victor R. Martinez / El Paso Times
Posted: 10/25/2010 12:00:00 AM MDT

In the mind of a 9-year-old, solving the autism problem can be as simple as pushing an "easy button."

"I want to become an inventor so I can invent a machine for autism kids," said Joshua Dupont, whose 7-year-old sister, Mia, has autism. "I would put the kids with autism in the machine and turn it to the 'normal system' and they would turn into normal kids."

There is no doubting the affection Joshua has for his young sister.

"I love her to the end of the world," the charismatic elementary student said. "What I want for Christmas is a wishing rock, and I would pray that my sister would not have autism."

Mia was diagnosed with autism when she was 3½.

Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders, according to the Autism Speaks website. Although she's high-functioning and attends public school, Mia still deals with a number of problems, including occasional emotional outbursts.

To help shed light on autism and the effects it has on the family, her father, filmmaker Ric Dupont, has released a movie, "Mia's Documentary," that can be found online at MiasDocumentary.com.

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The link in the post to Mia's Documentary doesn't work for me, but this one does. My thanks to the Duponts for making this excellent documentary.


"Her whole body would stiffen and she would throw herself back... " Sounds familiar.


Out of the mouths of babes. Nine year old Joshua has far more insight than the adults running the IACC, for example, on the subject of autism. What a wonderful boy.

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