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Q&A Talkback this Thursday with ‘On the Spectrum’ Cast, Film Makers and Autism Specialists

Virginia Newcomb & Dan Shaked

Virginia Newcomb & Dan Shaked in ‘On the Spectrum’ at the Fountain Theatre

‘On the Spectrum’ Cast & Director Join ‘Autism in Love’ Film Makers and Autism Specialists for Post-Show Q&A 

A special Q&A Talkback will immediately follow the performance of On the Spectrum this Thursday, April 18th. Scheduled to speak and answer questions from the audience are Dr. Jason Bolton, Chief Psychologist, and Pamela Clark, Director of Autism Schools, from The Help GroupCarolina Groppa, Producer, and Matt Fuller, Director, of the independent film, Autism in Love, and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson of Autism Care and Treatment (ACT Today). The On the Spectrum cast — Jeanie Hackett, Virginia Newcomb and Dan Shaked —  and director Jacqueline Schultz will also join the discussion and answer questions from the audience.  

The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems. It is proud to be a sponsor of the Fountain Theatre’s West Coast premiere of On the Spectrum

Autism in Love is a feature length documentary film currently in production exploring how adults with autism fall in love and manage romantic relationships. Due for release in 2014.

ACT Today! is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential.

Join us for the Q&A immediately following the performance on Thursday, April 18th at 8pm. It’s going to be fun and interesting. 

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The Help Group Enjoys Matinee and Post-Show Party at ‘On the Spectrum’ at the Fountain Theatre

Actress Virginia Newcomb, Help Group CEO Barbara Firestone, and actors Jeanie Hackett and Dan Shaked.

Actress Virginia Newcomb, Help Group CEO Barbara Firestone, actress Jeanie Hackett and actor Dan Shaked at the ‘On the Spectrum’ post-show reception.

Staff, faculty and friends of The Help Group attended the Sunday matinee of On the Spectrum yesterday and enjoyed a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the performance.  Everyone was thrilled seeing the play and had a lovely time schmoozing with the artists and staff at the Fountain.

Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems. The Help Group is a proud sponsor of the Fountain Theatre’s West Coast premiere of On the Spectrum.   Among those attending the Sunday matinee from The Help Group were President/CEO Barbara Firestone, Chief Operating Officer Susan Berman, Director of Public Affairs and Special Projects Bradley Shahine, and Director of Autism Schools Pamela Clark.

On the Spectrum  is a funny and touching love story between two people with autism. In the play, an online e-chat between Mac, who has Asperger’s, and Iris, who has autism, blossoms into a friendship and love story with a unique and unforgettable difference. The production has earned rave reviews and ends April 28.

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