Autism Film and Advocacy in the Community
Join the Lancaster Autism Community for a panel discussion and viewing of the film “Deej” this Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at the Ware Center in Downtown Lancaster.
DEEJ is the story of DJ Savarese (“Deej”), a gifted, young writer and an advocate for nonspeaking autistics. As a child, he was trapped in a silent world, abused in foster care, and written off. Now, as a high school student dreaming of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, stubborn obstacles to inclusion, and the often paralyzing beauty of his own senses. As an advocate for others like him, he embraces filmmaking and poetry and discovers what having a voice can truly mean.
The Tommy Foundation’s President and Co-Founder, Sugey Cruz-Everts, will be one of the panelists at the pre-screening.
We hope to see you there and we highly recommend bringing whoever you consider part of your “support team” with you to the event as the film is definitely informative and thought-provoking.