The Autistic Global Initiative's feature film, "Trauma Warriors," premiered on June 6 at the CU School of Medicine, Denver in collaboration with JFK Partners.
Due to a large volume of requests from people unable to travel to Colorado to see this film, AGI is now opening up its film hosting program. Although the film will not be offered online via YouTube or webinar, AGI is happy to offer you/your community the following hosting options:
1) Host the film in your community and offer AGI a donation in return. The donation amount is up to you/your organization, but AGI requests a $500 deposit for the DVD, plus all shipping expenses. The deposit will be refunded upon return. All donations will be earmarked for the AGI Young Leaders Division and Trauma Prevention Initiatives.
2) Host the film in your community and pay a $500 speaking fee, plus expenses for an AGI staff member associated with the film to offer follow up Q&A following the screening. In this instance, you'll be providing income to an individual with autism, which is just as valuable to AGI as a donation (option 1).
Along with the 45 minute film, AGI will provide you with a sample press release, which you can use to promote your event, as well as a publicity image and flyer sample. Additionally, you will be sent follow up surveys for participants to complete after viewing the film, which AGI would like you to return for our own data collection. Additional resources will include a recent review of the literature on Autism and Trauma, prepared by Dr. Paul Shattuck and his students (Drexel University Autism Institute) and proceedings from our recent Young Leaders Think Tank on trauma awareness and prevention. If you are interested in hosting the film, please contact email@example.com, and we will plan with you.
Thank you for your interest in "Trauma Warriors." With this production, AGI hopes to usher in a new and committed dialogue about trauma prevention and survivorship within our community, including new research and interventions. Hosting this film will spread the word that the time has come for trauma prevention programs in our schools, agencies, places of work and homes.
Our sincerest thanks,
Valerie Paradiz, PhD, Director, Autistic Global Initiative,
and the AGI Team