Complexities of Raising Disabled Teen at Superfest

Thursday, October 13, 2016
J WEEKLY -- Superfest, which is produced by the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Disabled and the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University, concludes October 23 with a third program of films at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Gat, who strives to improve public attitudes toward those with disabilities, recognizes that he has room to improve in his own interactions with Yam. The most intriguing moment in “Yam’s Journey” is when the father acknowledges his dilemma: He knows that prodding Yam to do more on his own — like taking a shower — will improve his son’s abilities and confidence, even though Gat can save a lot of time and energy by just jumping in and helping out.