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Parent Academy Workshop: Screening of Intelligent Lives AM

Start:
February 19, 2019 9:30 am
End:
February 19, 2019 11:30 am
Category:
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Venue:
New Trier West High School
Address:
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7 N. Happ Road Building C- Board Room C234, North Entrance , Northfield, IL, United States, 60093

Parent Academy is educational programming created by the NSSED Association of Parents and Staff in collaboration with it's member school districts parent leadership groups.The Academy's purpose is to provide parents professional learning that empowers them to be active, collaborative, and engaged members of their child’s educational team and school community. These workshops are free and open to the community.
Questions can be directed to Susan Hans, NSSED Parent Mentor at (831) 5100 x 2228 (shans@nssed.org).

From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.
INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.
INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.

Film length: 70 minutes

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register by: Friday, February 15, 2019.
Register for this workshop now!

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