Nov. 17 | Indie Lens Pop-Up: Autism in Love

Nov 2, 2015

Tue., Nov. 17 at 7pm | Preview the film and join the conversation on a rare glimpse into the emotional lives of adults on the autism spectrum. RESERVE SEATS HERE 

Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR and Project 60/50 at Michigan State, is excited to offer an advance screening of Autism in Love, a film by Matt Fuller. The film follows four adults at different places on the autism spectrum as they share their personal experience in navigating dating and romantic relationships.

The evening begins with a full screening of the film and continues with conversation as guest panelists share resources and services that their agencies provide for young adults with autism, along with their reaction to the film.

The panelists are Maria Peak, executive director of ASPPIRE of Mid-Michigan and Connie Sung, assistant professor, rehabilitation counseling in the College of Education at MSU.

Free with Reservation

This event is free, but registration is required. | RESERVE SEATS HERE 

Where

WKAR Indie Lens Pop-Up will take place in the Communication Arts & Sciences Media Auditorium (Room 145), 404 Wilson Road on the campus of Michigan State University. Parking is free (after 6 pm) in the Trowbridge Road parking ramp, near the South, Main Lobby.

More About 'Autism in Love'

In Autism in Love, four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way. Through these stories, we see that autism isn’t a one-size-fits-all disorder, and just like neurotypical people (those without developmental disabilities), those on the spectrum also experience the complexity, heartache, and joy that all come when making a romantic connection.

On the Air

Autism in Love premieres Monday, January 11 at 10 p.m. (check local listings)  on WKAR and PBS.