In a Different Key Screening + Discussion

  • 6450 Corporate Drive | Johnston, IA 50131
  • Presented By: Iowa PBS
  • Dates: April 13, 2023
  • Location: Iowa PBS - Maytag Auditorium
  • Start/End Time: 6:00 PM to 8:15 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Join Iowa PBS at our Maytag Auditorium in honor of Autism Acceptance Month with a special event featuring the film In a Different Key on Thursday, April 13 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. This screening and conversation will focus on the importance of inclusion and provide the opportunity for an open conversation.

    Based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book of the same name by journalists Caren Zucker and John Donvan, In a Different Key follows the mother of an autistic son as she finds and then befriends the first child ever diagnosed with autism – Donald Triplett, who still lives in the rural Mississippi town where he was born nearly 90 years ago. This documentary tells the stories of different people with autism and is a true story of love, difference and the fight to belong.

    Following the film screening, an interactive discussion will be moderated by Kris Steinmetz, Executive Director with Autism Society of Iowa. Panelists will include Tyler Leech, autism awareness advocate, board member for Autism Society of Iowa and featured in Iowa PBS’s documentary The Life Autistic, Evelyn Horton, BCBA, Vice President of Children Services with Balance Autism and Scott Atwood, Ph.D., Vice President of Adult Services with Balance Autism.

    Attendees will be able to ask questions anonymously during the conversation.