Filmmaker Adrian Esposito was one of CDS Monarch's first MSC enrollees.  He was 6 years old and diagnosed with PDDNOS. He is now 22 years old, working and moving ahead with his career in filmmaking. There were many up's and down's, the worst being Adrian's first year of high school. But with the encouragement of his MSC, he enrolled in the Self Determination program (CSS funding) through OPWDD. His goal was filmmaking.

To date, he has made four documentaries one of which, "We Can Shine-From Institutions to Independence", has won three awards. It has won as Best Documentary at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, Best of Fest at the Love Unlimited Film Festival in Portland, Oregon and Best Documentary Filmmaker for Adrian in Sochi Russia in 10/2010. 

He is now working on his first narrative film called," Bury My Heart With Tonawanda." Adrian wrote the script and is the associate producer and editor. This film tells the story of a young man with Down Syndrome living in the late 1800's who is rejected by his family but accepted by the Tonawanda Seneca Nation of Indians. To learn more about this film and to see a promotional trailer please go to:, Bury My Heart With Tonawanda or Adrian's website:
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