Stamper returns to USU with film about autism

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Filmmaker Ben Stamper in class during his visit to USU last spring.

Filmmaker Ben Stamper, who documented the Aggies Elevated program and the trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro by student Troy Shumway, returns to USU to preview his latest work.

Stamper will screen his documentary, “Don’t Foil My Plans,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 in Room 113 of the Eccles Science Learning Center. The presentation tells the story of Justin Canha, a young adult with autism whose dream is to be an animator. Canha will also attend the screening, and they will both be on hand for a question and answer session following the film. All USU students are invited to attend.

Refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the CEHS council and is part of CEHS Week. Visit the film’s web site here:


Aggies Elevated at Utah State University believes that all individuals, regardless of ability, have the right to meaningful employment, lifelong learning, self-determination and full community inclusion. Utilizing the MyCLIMB (My Career Ladder to Independence, Maturity & Balance) person-centered planning model, Aggies Elevated students, along with invited family members and/or other stakeholders, will chart their own paths toward independence within an individualized framework of supports that identifies challenges, builds on individual strengths and encourages personal responsibility.

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