At the Somerville Theater in Davis Square
On Saturday, April 27th at 8:00 pm, an important new documentary film, "Best Kept Secret," will premiere in the Independent Film Festival of Boston.
The film details the struggles that many parents, teachers and school administrators face as young people with autism "age out" of the public school system.
JFK High School, located in the midst of a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs, ranging from those on the autism spectrum to those with multiple disabilities.
Janet Mino has taught her class of young men with autism for four years. When they all graduate in the spring of 2012, they will leave the security of the public schools forever.
Best Kept Secret follows Ms. Mino and her students over the year and a half before graduation. The clock is ticking to find them a place in the adult world – a job or rare placement in a recreational center – so they do not end up where their predecessors have, at home, institutionalized or on the streets.
When: 8:00pm Saturday, April 27, 2013
Where: Somerville Theater,
55 Davis Square,
This film received a grant from the Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled to be shown on WGBH.
Watch the trailer HERE.