Neurodiversity Film Series


The Neurodiversity Film Series sheds light on the topic of intellectual or developmental disabilities through the experiences of individuals with an IDD. Appalachian Alumni Rebecca Long and senior Gabrielle Timbrook, select members of the Clinton Global Initiative University, helped establish this enlightening film series. 

A discussion after each fill, including a panel discussion on March 17 

Event information:

“Neurotypical: Normal is a cycle on a washing machine”
February 20, 5:30-7:30 pm
Greenbriar Theater

Neurotypical is an unprecedented exploration of autism from autistic people themselves.

“Intelligent Lives”
March 17, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm
Greenbriar Theater

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities - Micah, Naieer, and Naomie - who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

April 8, 2020, 10:00 am
Greenbriar Theater

April 8, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm
Belk Library 114

Abandoned by his birth parents, DJ Savarese finds a loving family which helps him learn to communicate. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he advocates on behalf of non-speaking autistic people.

For more information, visit Neurodiversity Film Series.  

This event is sponsored by the Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program, Autistic Students and Allais of the High Country, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Department of Sociology, and University Documentary Film Services. This event is part of the Clinton Global Initiative University Commitment to Action.

For questions or access needs, contact Rebecca Long:

*Films will be shown with captioning
**This is a fragrance-free event. Attendees are asked to refrain from wearing scented products. neurodiversity film series


Published: Feb 19, 2020 10:09am