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The Reason I Jump -Free Film outing for parents and carers

Sunday 7 August @ 12:15 pm 2:00 pm AEST

Free Film outing for parents and carers of children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition!

Plumtree and MyTime invite parents and carers of children with a delay or disability to a special event at Dendy Newtown, The Reason I Jump

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe. 

Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps. The film distils these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say. 

This session is for

Parents, family members and primary carers of children with disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition aged 0-18 years old.


Sunday 7 August
12.10pm to 2pm approx AEST/Sydney time
After the film, meet up with other mums, dads and carers for a tea/coffee and a chat. 


Tickets are free but limited. First in best dressed


Dendy Cinema Newtown
261-263 King St, Newtown NSW 2042

RSVP by Saturday 6 August; 12pm 
or earlier if all tickets have been allocated

Tickets are limited. Max 2 tickets per family. All participants need to allocate a ticket.

Your facilitator

Nicole Buffoni, Parent Peer & MyTime Facilitator at Plumtree, will meet you at Dendy Cinema in Newtown at 12.10pm. The movie will start at 12.20pm. 

Additional info

Meet upOnce registered, a staff member from Plumtree will email you within 24 hours to confirm your booking, will need a good internet connection to attend. If you have time, stay for a catch-up, a tea or coffee at Cinque Coffee shop just outside of Dendy
More about Dendy CinemaDendy Cinema Location & Getting there
– Dendy Cinema COVID information
Dendy Cinema Accessibility
Questions If you have any further questions, please feel free to email Mana mana@plumtree.org.au
SUGGESTIONS: To avoid losing a ticket, book it first, then send your questions in. We can always delete your booking if it’s no longer needed.
ELIGIBILITYThis offer is open only for parents, family members and primary carers of children with disability, developmental delay or chronic medical conditions aged 0-18 years old.

About Plumtree

Plumtree is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that helps families thrive.

Trusted for over 30 years, we provide therapies and support for children aged birth to 8 years with a disability or developmental delay and their families. Our free online and centre-based playgroups and parent educational programs support all families. At Plumtree Preschool, children of all abilities and cultural backgrounds learn together and begin to understand the value of inclusive communities.

Plumtree’s passionate, culturally diverse team of specialists work from the heart in a caring environment where families feel respected and informed.

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