Thanks to the organisational skills of both Debra Muzikar and Dr Lamis Jabri from the Art of Autism our Films made their first International appearance at the Mozart & the Mind Symposium, San Diego on Sunday June 2nd.
Screened to an audience of both neurotypical and neurodiverse adults and children the Films were well received with comments ranging from
“What thoughtful films.” and
“Just loved them!” to
“Moving, they made me cry!”
Sitting in the audience was one of the artists featured in our films, the talented JA Tan.
JA Tan with his artwork.
It was both a delight and privilege to meet him and his family at the event.
JA’s mother, Zelie, snapped on the first day of the Symposium with a collection of JA’s work including T Shirts featuring Dancing Silhouette Figures.
Vince, JA’s father, on the second day of the Symposium with yet more of JA’s incredible artwork.
At the end of the day Dr Jean Harrington, Project Manager for the Films, and Dr Steven Kapp, Research Fellow on the Exploring Diagnosis study were able to join a panel of experts, including musicians, members of the medical profession, film makers and parents of young people with a diagnosis of autism, to consider the content and outcome of the successful two day Symposium.
It was a significant event for #ExDxFilms and we would like to thank the organisers of the Mozart & the Mind Symposium and especially Debra Muzikar and Dr Lamis Jabri from the Art of Autism for their kind and generous support.
The next screening of our #ExDxFilms is planned for Thursday 20th June 2019 at Spike Island.