“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 are going to Columbia, Maryland for the Institute on Communication and Inclusion's 2016 Summer Institute (July 26-28). The theme of this year's conference is "Communication Is More Than Speech - Building Inclusion Through Typing". Larry will be doing a presentation on his art entitled "Lopping Off Old Ideas. About Doing Art" and Tracy will be doing a joint presentation on self-advocacy, entitled, "Stepping Aboard the Advocacy Train".
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.