|Posted by autismne on April 15, 2011 at 1:20 PM|
Celebrate Autism Awareness Month with the
Autism Society of Greater Cleveland
by viewing the movie premier of Wretches & Jabberers
Please join us for a showing of the Wretches & Jabberers documentary!
Saturday April 16, 2011 at Noon
AMC Ridge Park Square Theater
This April, the Autism Society and AMC Theatres have teamed up to bring the new film Wretches & Jabberers to 40 cities in a special limited release. Wretches & Jabberers is a ground-breaking documentary about two men with autism who embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability, intelligence and communication. The film's stars, self-advocates Tracy Thresher, 42 and Larry Bissonnette, 52, have limited speech and type to communicate. Growing up, people presumed they had intellectual disabilities and they were excluded from typical schooling. They faced lives of social isolation in institutions or adult disability centers. When, as adults, they learned to communicate by typing, it dramatically changed their lives.
We are spreading the word about this film because it highlights the real lives of adults living with autism. Today, many individuals with developmental disabilities are facing a crisis. For example, Tracy is homeless and sleeps in a different place each night. Projected government budget cuts mean the already scarce services and supports provided by Medicaid are even more vulnerable. On the other hand, thefilm portrays the potential of people with autism as Tracy and Larry show audiences around the world that they are "the perfect example of
intelligence working out itself in a much different way."
This exceptional film is making one stop in a theater near you in April. This is a huge opportunity to raise awareness about the issues faced by adults with autism and other disabilities today. We appreciate AMC Theatres for providing this very rare opportunity for an independent
documentary to have such a long run in large mainstream movie theaters. AMC is generously donating 10% of ticket sales to the Autism Society to commemorate Autism Awareness Month. Please click here to buy presale tickets: www.amctheatres.com/wretchesandjabberers.
Our goal is to show our dedication and pride, fill theaters, increase awareness and support Tracy and Larry's efforts by sharing their story with the world. This film has the power to make people pay attention to the critical issues faced by others like Tracy and Larry, and to acknowledge that everyone deserves respect and that we should always "presume competence," which is evident if we just stop and listen. Through the generosity of AMC and Wretches & Jabberers, the Autism
Society will receive 10 percent of proceeds from ticket sales.
Please help us spread the word by sharing this information with all of your e-mail lists, friends, families and colleagues, and encourage themto attend a showing of Wretches and Jabberers near them this April. Working together, we can change lives.
Autism Awareness Month
We will be selling large magnets and lapel pins for $5 each. Don't miss this movie. We look forward to seeing you there.
Instructions on how to purchase tickets:1. Go to www.asgc.org2. Click on the flyer on the homepage3. Scroll down and find and click on AMC Ridge Park Sq.4. At the top right hand side of the page find the "Date" search box and click on the down arrow then click on April 165. Hit "Go" located right next to the date6. From there purchase tickets
Autism Society of Greater Cleveland
Categories: Media - Movies or documentaries