Ronald M. Bovell, from Stockbridge, GA, is a storyteller, artist, gamer, and organizer. Although he was diagnosed with autism in 2000, that hasn’t stopped him. He’s great with children –including his niece and nephews–and makes sure they’re all right! Ronald also has a wonderful family who encourages him to never give up in the face of any obstacle that stands in his way. When a problem is a little difficult, Ronald finds a way around it.
This is just one story from “Treasure Maps,” which showcases a collage of ten (10) Georgia storytellers’ experiences with an up-close and personal viewpoint into what it’s like navigating the complex webs of life in our communities as a person with a developmental disability. Themes include…
*starting your own business
*going to college
*alienation & acceptance
*living with the physical aspects of disability
*and how transformative living a full inclusion life can be.
This show is proudly presented by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and L’arche Atlanta, in partnership with Resurgens Impact Consulting and StoryMuse. The film was made by Xerophile.
This film was the feature part of Treasure Maps: The Georgia Storytelling Roadshow, a pop-up, interactive, outdoor theatre that took place in six cities across Georgia. Each event included live-local hosts, interactive activities, installations, food trucks, and a screening of the film.