Documentary Short Film (2012)

"Axel" focuses on Axel Cortes and the staff at Idelhurst Elementary School in Somersworth, NH. Axel is a fifth grader with autism who is non-verbal and exhibited significant behavioral challenges when he arrived at school. Through effective implementation of supports – including AAC, UDL, positive behavioral supports, social stories, visual schedules and positive behavioral supports – Axel was able to learn 5th grade general education curriculum in a general education classroom within a few months. The film received support from the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC).

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Runtime: 16 minutes

Dan Habib - Director/Producer/Cinematographer
Diego Siragna - Editor