Free Screenings of SWIM TEAM The Film

April 16, 2018 | Events

What would you do if the community gave up on your child?

The Virginia Institute of Autism is offering two free screenings this month of the award-winning documentary film Swim Team. The film chronicles the extraordinary rise of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum and their parents as they build a team, and learn to compete, with high expectations and zero pity.

On Thursday April 19th, the film will screen at Violet Crown Cinema at 6:45.  Common House is offering a happy hour special before the screening, open to the public, offering an Autism Awareness Month themed cocktail – “The Missing Piece” – with proceeds dedicated to VIA. Seating at this screening is limited.

A larger, more family-oriented screening will take place Sunday, April 29th, at Fry’s Spring Beach Club at 4:30.

To register for your free ticket – please visit:

“You will not soon forget these wonderful young swimmers, or the struggles of their parents as they refuse to allow their kids’ potential to be limited by society’s low expectations for their future.”  — Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes.

More Info? Contact:

Megan Greenwood
Community Engagement Coordinator
434 923-8252
mgreenwood [at] viaschool [dot] org