Hosted by Mouth To Hand Parent Association
Apr 30, 1:30 PM EDT
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY, 10562
$10.00 per person
About the event
The Mouth To Hand Parent Association is excited to bring a private screening of Spellers, to our area. Please read the info below to learn more about this film, and how spelling on a letter board is changing lives EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
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
The Budarz Theater is located inside the Ossining Public Library.