Breakthroughs in Science Will Be Visible Through a Full Spectrum Perspective at #AUTISM2016!
Spectrum Productions film, edit and screen onsite at International Autism Symposium.
Toronto, ON, November 18th, 2017 – Cutting edge developments in science are highlighted by real-life stories at Geneva Centre for Autism’s International Symposium, and it will all be reflected at the closing ceremonies through the perspective of young filmmakers with autism. Geneva Centre and the Montreal based Spectrum Productions launch their new partnership at Canada’s largest autism conference, which unites leading experts, artists and entertainers, families, educators, and representatives from all levels of government. Jennifer Bell, Spectrum Productions Board Member and proud parent, explains the magic of their films, “It’s completely uncensored! The filmmakers feel safe to express themselves honestly, and they may not experience that any other place.”
The film crew will capture a momentous three days and the biennial Symposium itself will provide a snapshot of progress in the field of autism. “It’s inspiring to see how far we’ve come as a global community” says Susan Walsh, Geneva Centre’s Chief Operations Officer. “Over the past few years there have been great leaps forward in awareness and inclusion. However, as the face of autism ages, we recognize emerging needs in mental health, relationships, and employment support are critical. Symposium 2016 creates a space to ensure everyone has access to the latest advancements in these areas.”
The exciting shot list includes:
- Michael Coteau, Minister of Child and Youth Services Ontario, speaks at opening ceremonies
- Jonathan Wiess, Ph.D presents Mental Health & Thriving in People with ASD
Special Topic Panels
- Sam Forbes, the “Dancing Barista” joins Making it Work: Inclusion in the Workplace
- Martine Stonehouse joins Between You and Me: Autism and Relationships
- Michael McCreary performs at closing ceremonies
November 30th – December 2nd
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Geneva Centre for Autism is an international leader in the development and delivery of clinical intervention services and training. As a full service agency, Geneva Centre for Autism's mission is to empower individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families, to fully participate in their communities.