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Arts4All Florida's Impact ...
The mission of Arts4All Florida is to provide, support and champion arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. Our vision is to create a world in which the arts are universally accessible. We do this by:
- Conducting art education programs in schools, Department of Juvenile Justice facilities, and community centers
- Promoting the accomplishments of artists with disabilities through our artist registry, exhibitions, and performances
- Increasing access to the arts through professional development workshops
Arts4All Florida is headquartered in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.
A nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights. The documentary film Deej,
with its insider view of autism, challenges us all to live inclusion.
Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese ("Deej") found not only a loving family, but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, obstacles to inclusion, and the sometimes paralyzing beauty of his own senses. In his advocacy on behalf of other nonspeaking autistics, he embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean.
To read more about "DEEJ", the documentary, click here.
Free Film Screening : April 10, 2019, 7PM
USF Marshall Student Center's Oval Theatre