Project: The Reason I Jump

Partner: Vulcan Productions

Materials Created: 

Advocacy Guide was created in partnership with the autistic community and features messages of hope and empowerment. It includes self-advocacy strategies, peer-to-peer advice, resources, links to organizations, social networks and educational tools to equip individuals, particularly those who are non- or minimally speaking, with tools to assist in advocating for themselves and their needs.

Practitioner’s Guide supports professionals working with autistic populations such as medical support staff, social-workers, and  interested community groups like schools and faith communities, to host screening of the film. The guide includes tips and best practices for hosting inclusive screenings for neurotypical and neurodiverse audiences, background and context about the film and the people in it, discussion prompts, suggested engagement activities for the various audiences, and research and resources for further learning.