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Apr 21, 3:00 PM CDT


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About the event

We are excited to offer this free virtual screening of SPELLERS as a part of our Grand Re-Opening Celebration at Optimal Rhythms! Join us to celebrate our updated center, our breathtaking new mural by Ashley Nora Art, our incredible ACCESS Academy students, our dedicated families, our live panel of typers and spellers, and the global movement to #rethinkautism!

Event Participants

Ben Breaux

About the film

Inspired by the book Underestimated, the new full-length documentary SPELLERS challenges conventional wisdom regarding a group relegated to society’s margins: nonspeakers with autism, who most “experts” believe are cognitively disabled. As the film opening asks, “What if we’ve been wrong…about every single one of them?” SPELLERS answers that question, in convincing fashion, through the stories of eight nonspeakers—Aydan, Evan, Sid, Maddie, Jamie, Vince, Cade, and Elizabeth—who all found their voice through the miraculous process of using a letterboard to communicate their thoughts and feelings. As Jamie explains, “we think, feel, and learn just like everyone else.”




1h 23m




Pat Notaro

Executive Producer

Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Dawnmarie Gaivin, Dana Johnson, Gail Tanner


Aydan Boden, Jamie Handley, Cade Larson, Vince Rinicella, Madison Hollman, Evan Tastor, Elizabeth Bonker, Sid Sarathy

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