Winthrop, Maine 1-800-273-5200

Extraordinary People - Special Screening, Biddeford

Wednesday April 10, 2019
University of New England, Biddeford
Harold Alfond Forum, Room 283
6:30pm Viewing / 7:15 Panel Discussion

Autism Society of Maine in collaboration with the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research invites you to a private screening of a new documentary film and panel discussion around innovative solutions to the unemployment crisis impacting adults with autism and disabilities.    

The 30-minute film follows the stories of six individuals across the autism spectrum who tap into individual strengths and skills to find success working at a special purpose business called Extraordinary Ventures.  “They’ve been told they can’t do it.  Look at them now!”

While a job can be a vital source of pride, self-esteem and confidence, opportunities for this population are scarce.  It is incumbent on us all—individuals, families, communities, employers-- to become more accepting and open to new ideas.   The film explores ways to create businesses and meaningful employment around what the people are good at and not what they can’t do.

A panel discussion will follow. 


Please register for this FREE event by calling ASM at: 800-273-5200 or