‘Far From the Tree’ film offers insight for parents of children with special needs

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan -- It’s all about love and empathy and understanding.

"Far From the Tree" follows families meeting extraordinary challenges like down syndrome dwarfism, autism and having a child in prison. It is based on a best-selling book by Andrew Solomon that took 10 years to write.

“I wrote this book to understand how something goes from an illness to an identity,” Solomon told PIX11. “I am gay and when I was little, I was homosexual and it was a sickness. And in...

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