Jay Nolan Community Services Hosts
Southern California's First Sneak Preview of Newest Inclusion
Documentary Who Cares About Kelsey? by Dan Habib
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?"
and "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:
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
No Cost for Parents, Teachers, Self-Advocates and
Direct Support Professionals!