When I Walk Inc. is a registered non-profit with a mandate to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and other disabilities through media production and education, for people with MS and for those communities serving them. We believe that with the tools and the guidance provided, young people from these communities will become the next creators and educators to inform the general public about their rarely heard voices.
The non-profit and program idea originated with Jason DaSilva, a ten-year media practitioner (having had his films shown at Sundance, on HBO and on PBS while in his twenties). When he was diagnosed with Primary-progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2005 (at the age of 26), he started developing the production of the film When I Walk. This PBS documentary film confronts his own disability, and the career/socio-economic concerns that so many young people with disabilities face.