Incorporate cool down or relaxation activities into the school day (e.g., yoga, deep breathing).

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Speaker Spotlight: Dan Habib

Posted on April 14, 2015 in Inclusion, News

Dan Habib FIHave you ever seen the fantastic documentary film, Including Samuel? It is-without question-one of the best films ever made on the topic of inclusive schooling and we are not only showing it at Illinois Includes, but we have the filmmaker coming to talk about his work, the film and all of his other projects too!

Dan Habib is the creator of Including Samuel, Who Cares About Kelsey? and many other short films on disability-related topics. Including Samuel was broadcast nationally on public television stations in the fall of 2009, and was nominated for an Emmy in 2010. Including Samuel has also been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Good Morning America,” as well as in the Washington Post and Exceptional Parent magazine. The film has been translated into 17 languages and is used as a teaching tool worldwide.

Who Cares About Kelsey? was broadcast nationally on public television in the fall of 2013. It has been featured in Education Week and in 13 film festivals, winning the “Best Feature” award at the Lights.Camera.Help. Film Festival. The film was nominated for an Emmy in 2013.

Dan will be presenting three sessions on the first day of the Illinois Includes conference and will not only screen his films and talk about inclusive practices, but discuss the use of film as an advocacy tool.

Dan is a not-to-miss sort of speaker. Don’t believe me? Check out his TED talk on inclusive schooling, inclusive communities and family:

Come and see Dan and all of our other top-notch speakers at Illinois Includes on May 6th & 7th. And don’t hesitate. We are filling up quickly and registration ends in just two weeks on April 24th.

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