"Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic" Screening and Panel Discussion with Director Todd Drezner

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Thursday, 07 April, 2022 - 5:00 pm to Thursday, 07 April, 2022 - 7:30 pm


Celebrating Neurodiversity: Film Screening and Panel Dialogue featuring film director and guest speaker, Todd Drezner

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5-7:30 p.m. / Kent Student Center Kiva

Kent State University’s Brain Health Research Institute; College of Education, Health and Human Services; and Autism Connections Kent student organization invite members and friends of the university community to come together during National Autism Awareness Month. Together, we will create a context for communication and understanding in which neurodiversity will be recognized and celebrated.

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Guests can expect to enjoy a film screening of the 10th anniversary edition of the “Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic” documentary, followed by a panel discussion featuring film director Todd Drezner and Kent State alumni, students and staff.  

An optional, pre-event reception and resource fair will be held in the Integrated Sciences Building Atrium from 4-4:45 p.m. Prepackaged movie snacks will be provided.  

The main event will begin at 5 p.m. in the Kiva.

This event is free to the public. Donations supporting the Brain Health Research Institute and Autism Awareness can be made here.

Register to attend this event or access the livestream of the panel discussion. 

Those participating in the livestream panel discussion can engage with Todd Drezner and panelists by emailing their questions to Lisa Audet at laudet@kent.edu.

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Parking instructions

Free parking is available in the Kent Student Center Visitor Lot

The Integrated Sciences Building and Kiva auditorium are both just a short distance from this lot. 

Producer and Director, Todd Drezner

Producer and Director, Todd Drezner

More about the film director

Todd Drezner’s first documentary, “Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic,” was inspired by his son, Sam. It screened at the United Nations for World Autism Awareness Day, won awards at film festivals around the country and was nationally released on VOD and DVD. His latest film, “The Campaign of Miner Bo,” has aired on PBS stations around the country and screened at several film festivals.

Before he started producing his own films, Drezner worked as an editor of several award-winning documentaries, which were released theatrically and aired on television. When he is not working on documentaries, Drezner produces and edits videos for large companies and nonprofit organizations. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and son. 

Special thanks

Special thanks to our partners, who will participate in the resource fair: Kent State Student Accessibility Services, Autism Society of Greater Akron, Autism Society of Greater Cleveland and The Center for Applied Drama and Autism.

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