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Hosted by Real Voices of Philadelphia


Apr 30, 7:00 PM EDT


Mitchell Performing Arts Center

800 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, PA, 19009


$20.00 per person


SPELLERS : What if we've been wrong ..... ReClif Community is excited to offer a private screening of SPELLERS a new movie inspired by the book Underestimated by Jaime and JB Handley. The film blends beautiful cinematography with heart-wrenching stories of eight autistic spellers and a strong message for every parent of a nonspeaker: your child can do this, too. SPELLERS demands that everyone should wake up to the reality that we may have underestimated the abilities of more than 50 million people worldwide.

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

Type of space (community-center)

Wheelchair accessible

Indoor Event

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