Celebration of the Life and Legacy of "Wild Bill"

April 13, 2012 - 5:30 pm

W10 Pappajohn

The School of Social Work will celebrate the life and legacy of Bill Sackter on Friday, April 13th with a focus on autism spectrum disorders. The film Wretches and Jabberers will be shown at 5:30 pm in W10 Pappajohn followed by a panel discussion with disability advocates. The film is a documentary about two men with autism who travel the world to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. The panelists include Stephen Kuusisto, University of Iowa Writer's Workshop graduate, Fulbright Scholar and Director of the Renee Crown University Honors Program, and Professor of Disability Studies at Syracuse University; Ralph Savarese, Associate Professor of English at Grinnell College and the author of Reasonable People-A Memoir of Autism and Adoption; Ron Wright,support group leader for people with Asperger's and Lisa Kemmerer, Coordinator of the UI Children's Hospital Autism Center.  The event is free and open to the public.