New York – The Sprout film festival will open its doors between Saturday May 31 and June 1, and has a program dedicated to people on and around the autistic spectrum.

The company founded in 1974, provides travel, and cultural opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, including a year long vacation program, Sproutstock – a music festival and since 2003, the film festival, which incorporates films made by and for people with a wide range of social and developmental disabilities.

Program 2 features short films from artist Stephen Wiltshire, Tommy – a 60 year old man on the spectrum, and the highly accoladed For the Love of Dogs, the story of Corey, a brilliant 11 year old boy with Aspergers Syndrome.

A ticket for a day at the film festival will set you back between $6-8, and grants access to all of the films.  Tickets are available here.

For more information on the Sprout film Festival weekend click here.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and despite great efforts from the staff, volunteers and our generous community of supporters, we have come to the disheartening realization that there is no viable way to continue with our travel and recreation programs.

As of June 30, 2021 we will no longer offer our travel and recreation programs and will be focusing exclusively on our film distribution service Sproutflix (