Vectors of Autism: Wowing the Sedona International Film Festival and the AAIDD

I have BIG news to share…

Vectors of Autism is being screened at the Sedona International Film Festival on February 26th and 28th.

Oooooohh, I so wish I could be there!

Unfortunately, that is not in the cards… but perhaps you are not as far from Sedona as I (Vancouver). Perhaps, if you are able, you will don your fancy duds and glittery bits and consider attending in my stead. That would be cool!

If you are interested in attending, you can find more information about the Sedona International Film Festival here.

Vectors of Autism poster

But WAIT… there’s more…

The AAIDD (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) has just announced its selection: Vectors of Autism is to receive the 2013 Media Award!!

Here is Laura’s response to the news:

“I opened an email today to find this salutation and first paragraph:
Dear Laura,

Congratulations! It is a great privilege to tell you that the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has selected “Vector of Autism” to receive the 2013 Media Award. We are truly pleased to recognize significant achievements and many contributions to the field of developmental disabilities.

That is exciting!

A small group of us came together over a year ago with the goal of producing a documentary about adult autism. Our purpose is a good one; we are out to change the world, if only a little bit. There are films about autism as it appears in children. Far fewer films show autism as it might define an adult’s life. This one does. Further, it portrays autism as neither a horrid gobbler of souls, nor as a fun romp in the park. We tell it is it is, and I think we tell it very well.

What began as a simple documentary became a bit more than that. The film has some rather nice animation that adds to the look of the film while also being part of the visual explanation of autism. The musical score is just wonderful. We are proud of our work, and now see that our film is appreciated. Thanks to all! onward! A better world!

Take a look at the trailer, and some details here: http://lauranagle.net/Film.htm …”

HandLaura-Phoenix

H asked me to add: “Vectors of Autism is a great film! Everybody should see it and it deserves an award. That is a great picture of me and Laura. She is awesome, and we both like Star Trek. Live Long and Prosper…”

 
Related Posts:
‘Dear Teacher: A letter from H’ …Listening to Autism 13-year-old Style
Vectors of Autism and Alone Together: thoughts on extending social understanding
Be the Change… Vectors of Autism at the SFU Alone Together Film Festival
Vectors of Autism: A short story of the Premier
Supporting Diversity: The Vectors of Autism Project

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Screen shot 2013-02-09 at 2.23.07 PM30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for those who process and experience the world differently.

© Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2013)

About Leah Kelley

Leah Kelley, MEd., Educator, Ed.D. Student, Parent, Activist, Speaker. Writes blog: 30 Days of Autism. Projects support social understanding & Neurodiversity paradigm. Co producer of documentary: Vectors of Autism. Twitter: @leah_kelley Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/leahkelley13/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Days-of-Autism-Leah-Kelley/154311301315814
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4 Responses to Vectors of Autism: Wowing the Sedona International Film Festival and the AAIDD

  1. rebelmommy says:

    Congrats to all of you! I love the picture of Laura and H!

    Like

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