Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Filmmaker Dan Habib to present "Including Samuel" at Crotched Mountain

Photojournalist Dan Habib will be screening his new documentary, Including Samuel, which examines the social and educational inclusion of youth with disabilities, on Wednesday, March 19th at 3:15 pm at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center.

The 58-minute film is built on the story of Habib’s own family as they work to include Samuel, 8, in all facets of school and community. Including Samuel also features four other families with varied inclusion experience, plus interviews with dozens of teachers, young people, parents and disability rights experts. Following the film, Mr. Habib will answer questions. To see the film trailer and learn more, visit www.includingsamuel.com.

The presentation is part of the Hilliard Series, in honor of Clinton Hilliard, former head of the Speech and Hearing Department at Crotched Mountain. The presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call Joan Crooker, at 547-3311, ext. 1481.

Crotched Mountain is a charitable organization employing more than 900 people. Its mission is to serve individuals with disabilities and their families, embracing personal choice and development, and building communities of mutual support. Crotched Mountain provides specialized education, rehabilitation, community, and residential support services for more than 2,000 consumers, including individuals with disabilities and the elderly, living in New England and New York. For more information about Crotched Mountain, please visit their web site: www.crotchedmountain.org.