Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Autism Documentary To Be Screened At TTU

"The Horse Boy," a documentary-style film following a child with autism and his parents on their journey to find effective treatment, will be shown twice at Tennessee Tech University on Saturday, Dec. 5. The award-winning film will be shown at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in TTU’s Backdoor Playhouse. In an effort to reach out to the autistic community, the family friend viewing at 1 p.m. will offer dimmed lights, lowered volume and a quiet room for persons with autism. TTU senior Jeremy Holt watched the movie trailer in a course about autism and was inspired to contact Zeitgeist Films about bringing the move to campus. Admission is free, but seating is limited to 250. Reservations are recommended.