Bartlett screening acclaimed documentary “Including Samuel” | Schools
Shelby County Schools’ Department of Exceptional Children (is inviting educators and parents all across Memphis and Shelby County to attend a special screening of the highly acclaimed documentary “Including Samuel,” at Bartlett High School on Monday, Feb. 21. Filmmaker Dan Habib will lead a Q and A session with audience members after the screening.
“Including Samuel” has received great reviews from many major national media outlets, including NPR, Good Morning America, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe.
Exceptional Parent Magazine calls the film a “must-see.” While examining the issues of social and educational inclusion for children with disabilities, this film tells the personal story of filmmaker Dan Habib’s son, Samuel - a child with special needs - and how the journey of working to include the young boy in all facets of life transformed his entire family.
Inclusion is essentially the practice of helping special education students adapt to the general classroom setting – both socially and educationally. SCS uses a team approach with regard to inclusion. Educators, parents and stakeholders work together to develop and manage Individualized Education Plans for every special education student. By sponsoring the filmmaker’s visit, SCS instructors and specialists in the Department of Exceptional Children will also have an opportunity to work with Dan Habib in a professional development setting and learn from his unique parental perspective on inclusion.
The screening of “Including Samuel” at Bartlett High will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. It is open to the public.
Several regional special education agencies will also be in attendance to provide parents and stakeholders with valuable information, including Mid-South Arc, Shelby Residential/Vocational Services and the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee.
Information provided by Shelby County Schools.