Dan Habib Accepts New Role at the Westchester Institute for Human Development

August 30, 2021

Dan Habib, Project Director and Filmmaker at the UNH Institute on Disability (IOD), has accepted the position of Inclusive Communities Project Director at the Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) in Valhalla, NY. Habib assumed his new role on July 26.

Shortly after the premiere of his award-winning documentary, Including Samuel, Habib joined the IOD in 2008. Since then, he has produced several other nationally broadcast documentary films, including Intelligent Lives, Who Cares About Kelsey?, Mr. Connolly Has ALS, as well as a number of short films on disability-related topics. His films have been nominated for Emmy awards, screened at dozens of film festivals, translated into 17 languages, and used worldwide to support inclusive education and disability rights. Habib has also delivered a widely viewed TEDx talk titled "Disabling Segregation" on the benefits of inclusion to students with and without disabilities.

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