Maggie O'Connor's life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital. Her sister Jenna, a hardcore drug user, abandons her newborn daughter Cody at Maggie's home. Maggie takes Cody in, and she becomes the daughter she never had. Cody is diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, and is enrolled in a Catholic school for children with special needs in order to make her more aware of her surroundings. The nuns who run the school are struggling to keep Cody out of danger and keep her occupied. Cody begins to show special telekinetic abilities, such as being able to spin toys. She also resurrects a bird after it flies into a school window and breaks its neck.