Filmmaker Joey Travolta Talks About Autism Awareness Month

STUDIO CITY (KCAL) — Joey Travolta visited the KCAL9 studios Monday to talk about his new film  and Autism Awareness month.

Travolta’s new film features Joe Mantegna and his autistic daughter. In the film, Mantegna’s daughter interviews the actor about his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Travolta also runs a program called Inclusion Films that teaches developmentally disabled adults film industry skills.

For more information about Inclusion Films, visit them online.

  • Amy Waldinger

    As I wipe away my tears, I congratulate the Mantegna family for Mia’s success. Mr. Travolta, thank you for calling it Inclusion Films.

    As a community high school teacher who has more and more students in the spectrum, this will inspire their parents and give them hope and help the kids become skilled independent adults.

    Bless you…

  • Lamon Theus

    I’m not surprised by Mia’s success. Her family works very hard to see that she succeeds in life. Joey Travolta provides a great avenue for Mia and others to excel. Not enough can be said about the Mantegna family and their legion of friends and educators who help Mia blossom. Congrats to Mia on her interview and to Joe for his Star on The Walk of Fame!

  • Carol Grant

    What a lucky girl!! And Dad is lucky too to have two talented daughters! Goof luck Mia!!

  • Anna Villa-Bager

    This is remarkable. Congratulations to Joey, Mia, and Joe! We are very grateful for all you are doing for MarbleJam Kids, the community as a whole, and look forward to film camp NJ this summer!

    Warmest Regards,

    Anna Villl-Bager
    MarbleJam Kids

    • Nicole Turon-Diaz

      Ditto!! Thank you to Joey for “seeing” what many others were unable to see and for shedding light on the amazing talents and gifts that those on the autism spectrum are blessed to have. Joey’s work is bar non the best work out there! I am thankful for Joey connecting me with MarbleJam Kids in NJ. The film camp experience was amazing! And I look forward to another dose of soul food this summer when Joey and his crew come back. Mia YOU ROCK!! Keep up the great work and continue to show em’ how it’s done.

      With heart,
      Nicole Turon-Diaz
      Learning By Design, LLC

  • Stav

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  • hayk

    i love joey school because i’m a student of his and he is the greatest teacher
    also a great friend to all of his stuff and students all over the would and know he
    has lined up internships at diffent company of the tv and movie also magzines company.SO if any wants to put there kids in his classs plze do u will be sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy wwith what he as done with ur kids.

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