Co-sponsored by the Independent Film Festival of Boston and the ReelAbilities Film Festival
Directed by Heather Cassano, documentary, 70 minutes, USA, 2018.
The Limits of My World tells the story of a severely autistic young man facing the challenges of entering into the adult world after his “high school” graduation. Because of state policy, Brian is forced out of the education system after his 21st birthday. Now officially an adult, Brian moves from his residential school to his new home. His family worries that without the day to day structure of education Brian will regress to his previous violent behaviors. To combat this fear, Brian’s parents enrolled him in a newly formed program designed specifically for adults with autism. He is the first to participate in this program, as services for adults with autism are scarce in the state of Maryland. Discussion with director Heather Cassano (MFA ‘17) to follow. W, D, EC