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Aug 31, 7:00 PM CDT - Sep 30, 7:00 PM CDT


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About the event

Award winning must see event that changes EVERYTHING! Individuals that "appear" different are capable of learning, understanding and they want to be included in their lives. They do not want to be treated like infants or toddlers. Their life may not appear neuro-typical, but that's just because their outsides do not match their inside due to Apraxia. Now that we know better we have to DO better and help these individuals lead a good life!!!

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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