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Film Screening

Harry Bruell, President and CEO of PathPoint in California, is sponsoring a special free film screening on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 1:00 pm PDT (4:00 pm EDT) of the award-winning short film “Under the Lights,” the story of a young man with epilepsy.

Under the Lights is the story of Sam, a boy with epilepsy who is so desperate to feel like a normal kid that he goes to prom knowing that the lights will make him have a seizure. Cinema has historically stigmatized and ignored people with epilepsy, a demographic of 1 in 26 who have almost never been represented authentically on screen and suffer from brutal stigma every day. Under the Lights was written and directed by a filmmaker with epilepsy, Miles Levin, and Miles will participate in a Q&A as part of the film screening.

Please register here and consider involving groups of people that you support and/or clients. Feel free to share this invite broadly and invite friends, family, and community members. This could also be a great class for remote learning. Remember to register!

Supporting people in living the life they choose

Elsevier | DirectCourse |
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota

Documentary Film Screening: “Of the Community” 

This film follows the lives of eight individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their journey to becoming of their community, not just in it. It also warns service providers of unconscious institutional mindsets that can threaten good service intentions. Attendees can expect to…

  • Gain a refreshed and energized perspective on the meaning of true community inclusion.
  • See how an elevated role-perception amongst direct support professionals is a key driver to making dreams a reality for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families!

This screening will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 1:00 pm–1:45 pm ET.

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DirectCourse online learning is a partnership between the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration and Elsevier to further community living and integrated employment supports for people across disabilities.

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