“… popular culture is the means through which we relay human experience, and if we can use films about the disabled to do that… we can change minds that will in turn change lives.”

“Sprout is the avant garde of tolerance discourse. This radical thinking requires no stretch of imagination, just a little heart.”  – Gawker.com, May 5, 2012, Rich Juzwiak

Sprout, founded in 1979, is a New York-based organization dedicated to opening exciting new worlds to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They seek to help people grow through safe, challenging, creative and fun experiences that enhance inclusion, self-confidence and socialization. Their programs include supervised vacation opportunities around the United States and abroad; a Day and Evening Program of activities around New York City; and creative film programs including our annual Sprout Film Festival, showcasing the best in film relating to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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