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Hosted by Susan Baker



May 1, 12:00 PM EDT - May 31, 12:00 PM EDT


$10.00 per person

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About the event

Hosted by Susan Baker (Toronto, Canada), parent to 14-year-old nonspeaker, Andrew, who, at age 9, was finally able to share his thoughts, insight and dreams with his family - Dad (Stuart) and his sister (Abby) - and one of thousands of families inspired to share this life-changing method with others, shifting society's perception of autistic individuals for good. As Andrew writes, "It is so exciting to think that more autistic individuals like me will find this method and break free." The film shares a strong message for every parent of a nonspeaker: your child can do this, too. (And an underestimated 50 million individuals worldwide!) Your life, as you know it, will be transformed; all you need to do is be open. What have you got to lose? Join the growing community of "spellers"!

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Contact the organizer: Susan Baker ~ ~ 416-566-2191

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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