A year ago, a young woman in Atlanta made a short movie called “Bumblebees” about her younger brother, Vance, who has autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. The four-minute romantic comedy, called Bumblebees, explores her brother’s life as he prepares to go on his first date. The movie has since won multiple national and international film contests. Using the film and Vance’s story, this session will explore the role of early interventionists in supporting the entire family of a child with special needs, from the perspective of a sibling, parent and the 20-year-old subject of the film himself. We will discuss the many ways that early interventionists provide hope to families when they need it the most, and how they prepare families for a future filled with amazing possibilities.