Tuesday Apr 2
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
directed by Lara Stolman
talk-back led by Samantha Katchy from HOPE FOR THREE
Demonstrating the power of inclusion to transcend disability, Lara Stolman's triumphant film profiles members of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team made up of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum, based in the state with the highest rate of autism in the country. Through training and competition, star athletes Mikey, Robbie and Kelvin gain self-confidence and social skills that serve them both in and out of the pool.
A LITTLE ABOUT HOPE FOR THREE
: Hope For Three was inspired by the plight of an amazing mother and father in Fort Bend County who experienced the triple pleasure and heartbreak of having identical triplets all diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Helplessly watching this family navigate the frustrating waters of maxed out social services, excessive bureaucracy, denials by insurance companies and indifference by society, close friends pondered their options and as a result, Hope For Three was created in April 2011.
Inspired by the Montgomery triplets, Hope For Three, a local nonprofit and autism advocacy group, was established to raise community awareness and provide resources and support, in the form of financial aid, to families with children diagnosed with ASD.