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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 10:30AM - 04:15PM
Location: Capitol Room
10:30am- When I'm not Alone
Length: 20 Minutes
Producer: Rhianon Gutierrez
Born female but raised as a male, Sam Durbin, experienced unspeakable abuse for most of his life, never learned to read or write, and drifted in and out of institutions. When he found Integrity House, a clubhouse for people with disabilities in Southern California, he learned to read, write, and advocate for himself, eventually becoming a published author and nationwide advocate for people with disabilities. Despite his successes, his past continues to affect him in profound ways-from how he trusts people to his own self-image.
10:50am- If Everybody Works: Employment Success Stories
Length: 30 Minutes
Producer: Sarah Renner
"If Everybody Works" is a video that demonstrates what happens when people with disabilities work in the community rather than "sheltered work" settings such as Henry's Turkey Services in Atalissa, Iowa. It highlights Iowans with disabilities who are pursuing the "American Dream" by working, prospering, and contributing to society -- just like other tax-paying citizens. Some have started their own businesses with great success, inspiring others to follow suit.
11:20am-Life Stories of Older Vermonters with Developmental Disabilities
Length: 14 Minutes
Producer: CDCI/UVM-Susasn Ryan & Deborah Lisi-baker
Presenter: Susan Ryan
The Vermont Life History Project is designed to capture the story of older Vermonters with developmental disabilities. This video captures the experiences of three Vermonters, Christine, Donald and Pat who tell their story of growing up in Vermont, living at the state institution and working in the community.
12:00pm-Therapies for Children with Autism
Length: 66 Minutes
Producer: Louise Tiranoff Productions, LLC
Presenter: Louise Tiranoff
Gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical applications of various therapeutic interventions available to treat children with autism spectrum disorders.
1:30pm-Monica & David
Length: 68 Minutes
Producer: Alexandra Codina/CineMia LLC
Winner of Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and currently airing on TV in 14 countries, MONICA & DAVID is the love story of two adults with Down syndrome. Full of humor, romance and everyday family drama, the film encourages discussion on key topics--independence, dating, sexuality, overprotection, planning for the future, employment, and much more.
3:00pm- Keep People Home. Keep People Working
Length: 18 minutes
Producer: Todd Newman
The families of people with severe disabilities know better than anyone what their lives are like. But sometimes that reality is obscured behind words like "respite," "budget," and "severe disability." Last year, the Center for Persons with Disabiltiies' KSAR video production unit teamed up with the Utah Developmental Disability Council to make those words real. The result was Keep People Home. Keep People Working. The 18-minute film went on to win a bronze Telly in the fundraising category. The award is given to top-tier, non-broadcast productions. The short film also powerfully communicated the reality that some families face. When it was finished, the DVD was distributed to advocates, who then were asked to share it with their communities and policymakers.
3:20pm- A New Kind of Listening
Length: 57 minutes
Producer: The Groove Productions
A NEW KIND OF LISTENING is an award-winning documentary that proves the power of inclusive arts to transform lives. The film takes us inside the creative work of the Community Inclusive Theater Group, as its members, some with significant disabilities, become writers and actors in an original collaborative performance piece.