[16 Beacon] Autism 2

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[16 Beacon] Autism 2

Saturday, September 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The GKHS Autism Awareness Campaign (0:03:00) – The students of the Great Kills High School scripted and helped edit this short campaign video to advocate for themselves as students with Autism in hopes to bring awareness in order to foster more vocational opportunities for them upon graduation in the community.

A Ferry Tale (0:10:14) – Despite everything, not to lose hope will be the most effective response to the negative actions such as otherization, prejudice and belittling directed towards autistic individuals.This short film is about a father and his two autistic children. They get on ferry in a wintry day. They meet with some disappointing incidents in their short trip. Due to some impatient passengers’ reactions to his children’s unintentional actions, father feels sad and loses his hope.

Autism Voices (0:10:19) – A short documentary created by twelve autistic students who wanted to creatively let their teachers know how they felt in school. Autistic students wanted to tell their experiences of a ‘normal day’ at school. This was facilitated using drama during a four day workshop. We created some mini experiences of what the classroom situation can be like if you are not neurotypical. What we have created in their own voice is what they would like to say that might be helpful to a non autisic person. ‘Autism voices’

Nebula (0:12:00) – Nathan, an artist with autism, uses his passion for the stars and talent for creating to overcome his disorder and connect with others.

Jmaxx and the Universal Language (0:12:53) – Jarrell Sullivan is a teenager with autism, who has a difficult time communicating with the world. As a way to better express his true self, he turns to hip-hop dancing. Follow Jarrell as he performs for his largest audience yet, and discovers the power of music.

Autistic America (0:13:00) -the lives of three people with autism on Independence Day.

Labelled (0:24:13) – Eric, an autistic boy, lives in a world that people are born into with labels mapping out their destinies. But Eric’s label is a blank. His subtle perceptions are walled in by misunderstanding and prejudices of the surrounding world. Is there a place in it for the likes of Eric?


Saturday, September 22
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


The Beacon Paramount Theater
20 Beacon Way, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Jersey City, NJ 07306 United States
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