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The Rocket Family Chronicles and Max from the Planet of Cool

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Debra Hosseini and Linda Anderson interview authors and filmmakers Sally and Sam Rubin and author McNall Mason on this edition of Positively Autistic: Celebrate Autism.

The first half hour is devoted to Sally and Sam Rubin. Sally Park Rubin is show creator, writer, producer, and director of The Rocket Family Chronicles, an Internet-TV show, which can be viewed via Roku on The Autism Channel. She is also co-author of The Overfunctioning Woman's Handbook (Uncommon Sense to Deal With Impossible Jobs and Impossible People). She is the mother of nineteen-year-old Sam Rubin, her son with high-functioning autism. Sam, who has been acting since age 11, plays Rocket in The Rocket Family Chronicles. He is also an author of his own autobiography about how acting and filmmaking helped him to connect the dots in life, making it more relevant to him.

The second half of the show will be a chat with McNall Mason creator of a series of kids' book to raise money for charities - Max from the Planet of Cool, To The Moon Billy June, and Play Free.

McNall and her 10-year old son Max have been working with art to alter the course of his autism since 2010. First they hung art in art galleries and then they created kid's books. The beautiful by-product of this project is telling their story in the hopes that other families come to celebrate autism in equally powerful ways.