Swim Team is an award-winning feature documentary about a New Jersey YMCA-based, community swim team made up of kids on the autism spectrum. The film follows three of the team’s star athletes, boys on the cusp of adulthood. With their families, they navigate the transition to adulthood while also searching for a sense of belonging.
According to Rachel Reynolds with Commonwealth Autism, “One in 68 people have been diagnosed with Autism. In Virginia, that is more than 90,000 individuals.”
Swim Team is a portrait of diverse American families who grapple with the problem of “aging out” of services. The film explores the struggles families face, the triumphs they achieve, and ways the community can be supportive as they strive for independence, inclusion and a life that feels winning.
Guests will see the first 45 minutes of the 90-minute documentary airing on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS on October 2 at 10:00 pm. A panel discussion and networking session will follow. Representatives from all partner organizations will be available to provide information about community resources.
The program is free and open to the public.
Register to attend a Special Screening September 24th: http://ideastations.org/swimteam