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DeeJ

In partnership with Arts4All Florida, CARD-USF, and the USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, Students with Disabilities Services presents Deej: A Documentary About Autism and 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 the other nonspeaking autistics, he embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean. 

The event is FREE and open to the public!  Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.

For reasonable accommodations, contact Brit Fowler at bfowler2@usf.edu or (813) 974-4309 (FL Relay 711)