“Film examines ‘lost generation’ with autism”
“An eye-opening and most entertaining doc… nearly perfect”
“Banishes the myths about autism and reveals its global face.”
“Ingenious documentary about real autistics”
“Autism finds its voice.”
In Wretches & Jabberers, two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determined to put a new face on autism, Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry Bissonnette, 52, travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. At each stop, they dissect public attitudes about autism and issue a hopeful challenge to reconsider competency and the future.
Larry and Tracy will be keynote speakers at the upcoming Aroostook Country Autism Conference at the University of Maine, Presque Isle in Presque Isle, Maine. This conference is sponsored by the Aroostook County Autism Support Group and will feature presentations on a variety of topics including communication, supported decision-making, health and medical topics and education rights. For more information on the conference, go to: http://www.aroostookautismsupportgroup.org/october-conference/schedule-of-events.html
The stars of Wretches & Jabberers, Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher, joined by Pascal Cheng and Harvey Lavoy, can be booked to give keynote presentations, film screenings followed by Q&A, and workshops on communication, inclusion, self-advocacy and acceptance. We will work with your organization to develop an event specific to your audience.