Producer/Director, Lara Stolman and Mike McQuay, head coach of the Jersey Hammerheads, sat with Steve Adubatoon “One-on-One” to discuss how the film “Swim Team” is empowering kids on the autism spectrum to explore their skills and achieve greatness.
Stolman says that the most significant message to be taken from “Swim Team” is that, “individuals with autism and developmental disabilities have skills.” “We need to be more inclusive,” she says.
“Swim Team” tells the story of the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum forming a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. The flim chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels like winning.
“What we have right now,” Reid says, “is a president who sees himself as an opponent of the media.” She explains that President Trump only sees media that praises him as valid.
She states that President Trump will continue to tell his followers that media that does not cover him with adulation is invalid. She says that at this time, a relationship between the White House and the media is nonexistent.