FUTURE Program Invites Public to Free Screening of Autism in Love

UT’s FUTURE Program, in partnership with Independent Lens and East Tennessee PBS, are presenting a screening of Autism in Love, which examines the everyday realities of autistic adulthood, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, in Alumni Memorial Building, Room 27.

Autism in Love posterDirector Matt Fuller shows how members of this often-misunderstood community cope with the challenge of keeping romance alive over the years. The film captures both the joys and heartbreak of love, while emphasizing struggles that are all too familiar.

The screening is free and open to the public. A town hall discussion will follow.

UT’s FUTURE program helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make a successful transition from high school to adult life by providing them with career counseling and developing their academic, vocational and decision-making skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a vocational certificate.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series “Independent Lens,” Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.