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Two films about autism to screen at Museum of Contemporary Art

Two films about autism to screen at Museum of Contemporary Art

By Ashley Mackin

Two short films about the lives of autistic children will be shown at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla.

The films, “El Abuelo” and “With Me,” were produced by the La Jolla-based production company, Drama House. “With Me” stars a La Jolla boy with Asperger’s Syndrome.

After the films, there will be a panel discussion addressing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with filmmakers and educators. Autism now affects 1 in 88 children.

Though the screenings were planned long ago, Drama House Productions founder Patrick Scott said increased awareness of the...

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