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Private Screening of Mozart And The Whale in Los Angeles

To celebrate the launch of a new support group for Adults with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome through the Los Angeles chapter of the Autism Society of America, the chapter has partnered with Nortridge Family Focus Resource & Empowerment Center to present an evening with Jerry and Mary Newport.

"The FFREC is an informational, referral, supportive and educational organization serving families of: infants with or who are at-risk for developmental delays, children and adults with disabilities, and the professionals who work with them in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys."

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This will be a private screening and book signging of Mozart And The Whale: An Asperger's Love Story. Special guest appearance by Johnny Dodd, co-author of Mozart and the Whale.

This free event takes place on Saturday, May 19, 2007 from 6 to 9 PM at The Help Group at 13130 Burbank Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401. Since seating is limited you will need to RSVP by calling (562) 804-5556, extension 3.

"The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism, Asperger's disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, mental retardation, abuse and emotional problems."

Help Group Autism Awareness Campaign PSAs in English from John Schneider, Ed Asner, Gary Cole and Joe Mantegna. Edward James Olmos has a PSA in English and Spanish.

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The fansite for Mozart and the Whale states the following, "This website is part of the autism-assembly, this is a coalition of members of the autistic community who share the common goal of seeking acceptance for those on the autistic spectrum, who aim to educate about autism, and who are not seeking a cure for autism. This is part of the global autism rights movement."

CBS News when Jerry Met Mary, September 2004

Watch clips of Mozart and the Whale

Jerry Newport

Movie trailer, plot description and cast list

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