April 20, 2016

Film on Adults and Autism At Public Library Screening

Adults with Autism — The Journey Home will be screened Friday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Princeton Public Library. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s producers, longtime Princeton residents Roland and Pam Machold.

The documentary follows four individuals with autism over time and validates the teaching approaches guided by the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. While not a “cure” for autism, Applied Behavior Analysis has shown success in helping those with autism learn to eliminate problematic behaviors and perform constructive tasks that allow them to reach levels of competence and independence that are rewarding to themselves and to their parents.

The film includes footage that shows the individuals’ progress from childhood through adulthood and commentary from parents who reveal their challenges and successes along the way.

The free screening will be held in the Community Room, and refreshments will be served. Visit www.princetonlibrary.org or call (609) 924-9529 for more information. The library is at 65 Witherspoon Street.