DJ and Rob Rooy win large production grant from Independent Television Service (ITVS) for Deej, their documentary about DJ’s inclusion journey. DJ serves as writer, star, and co-producer.
Deej is the story of DJ Savarese (“Deej”), a gifted, young writer and an advocate for nonspeaking autistics. Once a “profoundly disabled” foster kid seemingly on the fast track to nowhere, DJ is now a first year college student with a burning desire to stand up for those whose neurological differences cause others to summarily dismiss them as incompetent, often “housing them in classrooms of easy lessons.”
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