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23 2020

1:30 p.m. JFS JDAIM Community Event

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

Muhlenberg College - Seegers Union 2400 West Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104

Take part in Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion month by joining Jewish Family Service for a screening and discussion of the 2017 documentary, "Swim Team," followed by questions and a conversation with a Global Ambassador from Special Olympics PA-Bethlehem. 

Film synopsis:

What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one boy with autism take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Demonstrating the power of inclusion to transcend disability, this triumphant firlm profiles this team, the Jersey Hammerheads. Through training and competition, star athletes Mikey, Robbie, Kelvin and others gain self-confidence and social skills that serve them both in and out of the pool.

$5/person, $18/ person, popcorn and snacks provided. Appropriate for ages 13 & up.

In partnership with ReelAbiliites and Special Olympics PA-Bethlehem.

RSVP to JFS at 610-821-8722 or or online.