Come join us for a Panel discussion and film viewing of the movie Deej.
“I won the lottery when my parents adopted me from foster care; I won it again when they included me in regular education. Now, I seek to help kids much less fortunate than I by showing people what a nonspeaking student with autism can do.
In Deej, the camera intrudes on every aspect of my life. If seeing truly is believing, then perhaps eyes can be opened to the full potential of kids with significant disabilities. Shot over a six-year period, Deej reveals not only what the ideal of full inclusion requires but also what it can accomplish.”
– DJ Savarese
Our panel is comprised of:
Carolyn Bruey, Program Supervisor of IU 13’s Autism Solutions and School Psychologists
Sugey Cruz-Evert, President of the Tommy Foundation
Brad Minnig, pianist/composer with autism
Dr. Thomas Neuville, Millersville University
Kelly O’Byrne, Director of NHS Lancaster
Maureen Westcott, Executive Director of the Arc
The panel will take place from 6:15-6:50 p.m. on the Steinman Hall stage at the Ware Center. The movie will begin at 7 and be followed by a talk-back led by the film’s director Robert Rooy. There will be ASL interpretation for the panel and talk-back, and the movie is captioned for the Deaf. We will also offer audio-description for blind patrons.
We have 350 seats in the auditorium and would like to share this film with as many people as we can so please feel free to let me know if you would like to invite guests for free. Please email Barry.Kornhauser@millersvi