Written by Jennifer Overton
Directed by Jessica Carmichael
For Grades 4 to 8
Simon’s mother expects him to be responsible for his autistic brother both at home and at school. When a televised spelling bee contest is announced, Simon sees his opportunity to shine. Soon though, it is discovered that Jake is a great speller in a unique way, and Simon must decide whether he can share the spotlight. Spelling 2-5-5 promotes a greater understanding of children diagnosed with autism and the issues they face at home and school.
Empathy, Sibling Relationships, Families with Autism, Bullying & Inclusivity, Language Arts, Character Education
PERFORMANCE FEE: $600 plus HST