Film Screening and Panel Discussion: "The Reason I Jump"
For Autism Awareness Month, join us for this award--winning documentary featuring local Arlingtonians!
Based on the acclaimed book by Naoki Higashida, this immersive and award-winning film (Sundance Film Festival 2020, British Independent Film Awards 2021 among others) explores the experiences of non-speaking autistic people around the world. This film is rated TV-14.
Immediately following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with some of the people featured in the film: Emma and Donna Budway, and Benjamin and Bertra McGann.
Donna Budway is Director of Planning and Community Outreach at Our Stomping Ground, whose mission is to build inclusive communities and strengthen neighborhoods through diverse programming, sustainable, affordable housing and social spaces for people of all abilities.
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