The Power of Silence
The Power of Silence is the story of Gennaro and Maurizio Abate, two autistic twins.
Autism is a pathology of neurodevelopment that is characterized by communication (verbal and non-verbal) and personality disorder, and therefore compromises the relationship with others. Not much is known yet about the causes of the pathology for which there are still no scientific answers for the resolution.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), autism spectrum disorders affect one in every 160 children in the world. According to the Istituto Superiore della Sanità in Italy, 500,000 families would be involved, and this is an alarming growing number.
The parents of the twins, Enzo and Antonella, suffered a severe blow when the doctor formulated the diagnosis of autism to their children. At that moment all their youthful dreams of a normal life, of life expectancy on their children and of plans for the future were broken. For Enzo and Antonella it was and is very hard not to be able to communicate with their children, not being able to understand the moments in which they need help and having to see them often be prey to even prolonged nervous crises. Over the years, but above all with love, the parents of the twins have managed to establish non-verbal language that allows them to get in touch with their children.
The heart of Enzo and Antonella is anguished by the thought of what will become of the boys after them and perhaps they know that this question will have no answer.
The Power of Silence is a story of autism and love.