Arizona Science Center - Irene P. Flinn Theater
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ
In A Different Key is a documentary inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-finalist book of the same name by authors and co-producers John Donvan and Caren Zucker, who are also scheduled speakers. This team of seasoned journalists has reported on autism for decades for ABC World News, Nightline, PBS, The Atlantic and various other media platforms. They will be joined by Dr. Peter Gerhardt, who is featured in the film and serves as a respected national source on adult autism. In A Different Key is currently available through private showings only. The film, scored by Wynton Marsalis, will be broadcast nationally later this year.
Arizona Science Center – Irene P. Flinn Theater Lobby
600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Arizona Science Center – Irene P. Flinn Theater
In A Different Key follows a mother tracking down the first person ever diagnosed with autism, now an elderly man in rural Mississippi, to learn if his life story holds promise for her own autistic son. Her journey exposes a startling record of cruelty and kindness, framed by forces like race, money and privilege—but leads to hope that more of us are learning to have the backs of those who are “different.”
Portions of the film were shot in Phoenix, designated by PBS NewsHour as “the most autism-friendly city in the world.” Co-producers John Donvan and Caren Zucker are also scheduled speakers. They will be joined by Dr. Peter Gerhardt, who is featured in the film and serves as a respected national source on adult autism.
Joining Donvan, Zucker and Gerhardt are Dr. Carolyn Kim Kupfer and Denise D. Resnik all of whom will share more about real-time initiatives ripe for expansion.
Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and First Place AZ. Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.