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AUCD - Plenary C Part 2: The Journey Continues: Where We're Going - Sneak Preview of "Education Revolution"

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 10:15AM - 12:15PM

Location: Regency E/F/Center


Session Description

Attendees at the AUCD Conference will be treated to a sneak peek, invitation-only screening of the new Dan Habib movie, "Education Revolution" (working title).  In 2010, Filmmaker Dan Habib (NH UCEDD) previewed early clips at the AUCD Conference; in 2011 Dan and central movie subject Kelsey Carroll will be in attendance to introduce and discuss the film. Attendance at this prestigious event will be open by invite to the DC disability community as well as AUCD Conference attendees. AUCD is honored to be the distinguished host of this invitation-only screening - be sure you're there to say, "I saw it first!"

 

Kelsey Carroll
Kelsey Carroll, the featured subject of Dan Habib's new film "Education Revolution," outside of her Somersworth, NH, High School.

Dan Habib's new film Education Revolution documents the lives of students with emotional/behavioral challenges, and shows innovative educational approaches that help these students to succeed. Habib will show the film and its central subject, Kelsey Carroll, will join him for a post-screening conversation.

Kelsey has dealt with tremendous challenges in her life including homelessness, self-mutilation, ADHD, and anxiety. While a student at Somersworth High School in New Hampshire, she was suspended for dealing drugs at age 13, and did not obtain any educational credits as a freshman, resulting in being held back to repeat her first year of high school. She was considering dropping out of school and was a likely candidate for the juvenile justice system. However, through intensive self-directed planning and wraparound supports at Somersworth High (a PBIS school), she graduated in June, 2010. Kelsey, now 21, is researching colleges with the hope of working towards a career in law enforcement or the emergency medical field. The film follows Kelsey throughout the ups and downs of her senior year and her transition to post-graduate education and employment.