Jay Nolan Community Services Hosts
Southern California's First Sneak Preview of Newest Inclusion
Documentary Who Cares About Kelsey? by Dan Habib


Camille Watkins 
Jay Nolan Community Services 
818-361-6400 x 140


Monday January 9, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST

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The Autry National Center 
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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   Who Cares About Kelsey?

             Who Cares About Kelsey?

How can students with complex emotional and/or behavioral challenges be successfully included in regular education classes?

So. CA Parents & Families, Special Educators, School Administrators, Advocates & Self-Advocates Invited to "Inclusion Movies":
Sneak Preview of Newest,  "Who Cares About Kelsey?"
"Including Samuel"

Plus discussion with Filmmaker  Dan Habib


Who Cares About Kelsey? 
(Title changed from Education Revolution) is a powerful Inclusion film that documents the life of a student with emotional and behavioral challenges, and shows innovative educational approaches that helped this student succeed - while improving the overall school culture and climate.


The story follows Kelsey's transformation from a defiant and disruptive 'problem student' to a motivated and self-confident young woman.  Along the way, critical figures in her personal and educational life shape her coming of age and play important roles in an education revolution that's about empowering--not overpowering--our most emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth.

Who Cares About Kelsey?  is part of a larger film and public awareness project by  Dan Habib to be released in spring 2012. Habib is the Filmmaker in Residence with Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire.

Including Samuel, is Habib's award-winning first documentary that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion,  offering an honest portrayal of his family's hopes and struggles as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. See more at www.includingsamuel.com.


This One-Day Session Will Have Multiple Goals:   

Demonstrate innovative educational approaches to discipline, dropout prevention and improve school climate. 
Foster a broader dialogue about the benefits and challenges of fully including ALL students in our schools and communities.
Strengthen the capacity among educators, students,  youth-serving organization, families and communities to successfully include and education students with complex behavioral challenges.
Raise awareness about the link between behavioral challenges and learning/communication disabilities.

Preliminary Agenda for January 9th, 2012 

9:30 - 10:00 AM- Registration 

 10:00 - 10:30 AM- Welcome and Introduction

 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Viewing film "Including Samuel" & Discussion  

1:00 - 2:30 PM  - Presentation, "Who Cares About Kelsey?" & Discussion

 2:30 - 3:00 PM - Special Advocacy Presentation & Conclusion


The sneak preview is hosted and brought to Southern California audiences by Jay Nolan Community  Services, in partnership with Tarjan Center at UCLA and the
Special Needs Network


                                    Tarjan Center UCLA         Special Needs Network



No Cost for Parents, Teachers, Self-Advocates and
Direct Support Professionals!

Register Now!