Loving Lampposts

Autism has exploded into the public consciousness over the last 20 years. A recent CDC study of 11 US communities found that one in 68 children has autism, and debates abound about how families, schools and communities can best respond. Loving Lampposts represents a part of the debate: is autism an illness to be cured, or is it a variation of the human brain – a different way to be human?

The Appreciating Diversity Film Series and PRAISE (Piedmonters for Resources, Advocacy and Information in Special Education) are bringing Loving Lampposts for another FREE Film Series screening. The goal is to broaden discussion in the East Bay of both autism and the wider neurodiversity movement, which urges both the acceptance and inclusion of individuals who are neurodiverse in society. PRAISE President Liz Fitzgerald and member Ann Van Gelder will participate in the pre- and post-screening conversation, along with other members of the community.

Please join us in learning more.

Piedmont: Wednesday,
 October 22, 2014
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont

6:30 pm: Reception
7:00 pm: Screening
8:30 pm: Q&A with PRAISE representatives

Oakland: Saturday, October 25
New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland
3:00 pm