Hosted by Inclusivi.T
Apr 30, 1:30 PM MDT
12710 131 Ave NW
12710 131 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB, T5L 0V6
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About the event
Calling All Nonspeakers, Unreliable Speakers, Family, Friends and Allys! Come down and watch Spellers, meet other nonspeakers and stick around for a Q&A after the show!
Please arrive a few minutes early as the screening will start right at 1:30.
Inclusivi.T S2C Practitioner
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.”
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 available at the library and ample street parking as well. The space is wheelchair accessible and inclusive of all individuals!
Type of space (library)