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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 10:15 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Capitol Room

Session Description



10:15am - Forgotten Lives

Length: 44 minutes

Producers: Joshua Tate, Community Now!, and Jeffrey Garrison-Tate, Center on Disability and Development, UCEDD, Texas A&M University

Presenter: Jeff Garrison-Tate


Description: "Forgotten Lives" documents the horrors of state institutions for people with intellectual disabilities in Texas and offers hope for people to live freely in their community. Texas is the Institution Capitol of the world, warehousing more people including children than any other state. Forgotten Lives is a call to action to ensure the vision of Olmstead is realized.



11:10am - If Everybody Works

Length: 15 minutes

Producer: University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND

Presenter: Sarah Renner, Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development


Description: "If Everybody Works" iss 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.




11:45am - Education Revolution - trailer

Length: 10 minutes

Producer: Dan Habib, Working Films Productions

Presenter:  none


Description: How can students with complex emotional/behavioral challenges be successfully included in regular education classes? The documentary film Education Revolution (working title) will explore the multifaceted answer to this question and the role PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) plays in improving academic outcomes and school climate for all students.





 12:07pm - Think College video trailer

Length: 10 minutes

Producer: Debra Hart, Institute for Community Inclusion, UCEDD, Boston, MA

Presenter: Debra Hart


Description: Nationwide, students with intellectual disabilities are attending college in greater numbers. But how does higher education become more inclusive? This documentary features students, professors, administrators, and researchers asking and answering tough questions about intellectual diversity on college campuses in the 21st century.



12:12pm - In My Hands: A Story of Marfan Syndrome

Length: 55 minutes

Producer: Ann Reinking, Brenda Siemer Scheider, Emma Joan Morris, Sister Productions

Presenter:  None


Description: This inspiring film brings hope to parents and caregivers of children who are "different." It focuses on individuals and families learning to live with a little-known and potentially fatal connective tissue disorder, Marfan Syndrome. People with the condition are frequently tall, with disproportionately long arms and legs. Young people, especially, are challenged by looking different than their peers. "In My Hands" asks the universal questions. Who am I? What am I? Different, and that's ok.




1:15pm - Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Education Video

Length: 25 minutes

Producer: Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, MIND Institute

Presenter: Gina Guarneri, CEDD Community Service Coordinator, MIND Institute


Description: The Chromosome 22q11.2 DS Education Videos were developed by the MIND Institute's Cognitive Analysis and Brain Imaging Laboratory (CABIL). CABIL is directed by Dr. Tony J. Simon and funded by the National Institutes of Health. CABIL's mission is to investigate, explain and eventually treat the impairments in cognitive function experienced by children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Children and young adults with chromosome 22q11.2 deletions is a major focus area. Families have told us that they are educating their child?s doctor and educators about Chromosome 22q11.2 DS. The Video Series is a support tool for families, to share with their child?s primary health care providers and educators.

Gina Guarneri, CEDD Community Service Coordinator, will be present to lead a short discussion after the viewing, and provide website download information.


 22qVideo Cover



2:45pm - Cassilly: How I Got to College: the Video (preview)

Length: 26 minutes

Producer: Hawaii Center on Disability Studies

No presenter on Sunday


Description:  This video describes the experiences of a young woman with intellectual challenges who attends a two-year community college in Honolulu. The video encourages students, their families, teachers, and counselors, to work to reduce the barriers to the inclusion of young people with intellectual disabilities in post-secondary education.





3:22pm - Every Speed

Length: 11 minutes

Producers:  Julia Fuller and Lindsay Martin, Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD, Temple University

Presenters: Julia Fuller and Lindsary Martin


Description: "Every Speed" is an experimental short documentary that explores ideas about body movement, technology, and dependency. The film addresses issues often taken for granted by the able-bodied population, such as accessibility and dependency on movement technology. It also examines perceptions of value and time associated with various forms of movement, from micro to macro.