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  • Autism musical sells out

    May 15, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    Normally, a two-day run is nothing to boast about — but no one who saw the new musical “A Chorus Line of Another Kind” at the Highways Performance space in Santa Monica would say it was anything but a resounding success.

    Both “A Chorus Line of Another Kind” and “On Our Own,”...

  • My bar mitzvah

    By Wyatt Isaacs

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    You might recognize Wyatt Isaacs from the HBO documentary, "Autism: The Musical," which demonstrates how a group of children with autism -- a developmental disorder that affects social interaction and communication -- could exceed expectations by staging their own theatrical...

  • Nes Gadol calls its first autistic students to the Torah

    By Adam Wills

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Neal Katz runs up to the ark and opens the door. Blond-haired and bubbly, he points to the scroll, unable to articulate his desire.

    "Do you want to touch the Torah?" Cantor Steve Puzarne asks.

    The 13-year-old is autistic and nonverbal. Instead of using words, he mumbles...