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Hosted by Kelly a Cain



Apr 30, 1:00 PM EDT


The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center

418 Walnut Street, Sewickley, PA, 15143


Free Screening

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About the event

Join us for the screening of this groundbreaking film about nonspeakers finding their voices and changing the course of their lives. The film will be followed by a Q&A at 2:30 with local Spellers, their families and practitioners. Graciously sponsored by the Autism Caring Center.

Event Participants

Carole L. Policastro, D. Ed.

Certified S2C Practitioner

Anna Napolitano

Speller and Advocate

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

About the space

FREE parking is available:After 5 p.m. on weekdays and after 1 p.m. on SaturdaysAll day on Sundays and major holidays.Street parking and municipal lots are near the Theater. For patrons with mobility challenges, a short ramp connects the Theater directly to the municipal Green Street lot next door.


Indoor Event

Wheelchair accessible

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