Category Archives: One-on-One with Steve Adubato

Lara Stolman and Mike McQuay on “Swim Team”

Producer/Director, Lara Stolman and Mike McQuay, head coach of the Jersey Hammerheads, sat with Steve Adubato on “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.

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MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid On Media in the Trump Era

MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss the relationship between the media and President Trump.

“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.

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Hetal Narciso on Jewish Vocational Services

Hetal Narciso, Director of Vocational Rehab Services at Jewish Vocational Services, sat with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss helping people with autism prepare for a career and secure a place in the workforce.

“There is a strong focus in our program on social skill building,” Narciso says. Something as simple as greeting your boss in the morning could make the world of a difference.

JVS practices these things with clients, making them comfortable to use what they have learned on the job site. To learn more, click here.