Center for Community Inclusion
The Center for Community Inclusion (CCI) at LIU Post provides families, educators, early interventionists, medical professionals, employers, and the community at large with resources to support individuals with disabilities, enabling them to become active members of their communities and meet their full potential in all aspects of life.
The CCI provides multi-faceted assistance and enrichment through a variety of resources, services, events, programs, seminars, and workshops.
PART OF REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL: NEW YORK
MARCH 8–14, 2018
FOR FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION,
LIU Post's Center for Community Inclusion is hosting screenings during the REELABILITIES.ORG/NEWYORK film festival March 8 in the Gold Coast Cinema and March 9 in Humanities Hall Rm 119. Each year, the festival is presented in over 30 venues throughout eight New York counties, from Long Island, through the five boroughs, and Westchester. Among these venues are the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, NY Public Library branches, NYU, Community centers, Cinema Arts Centers, and more.
Dir. Robert Rooy
72 min, USA, Documentary
Hillwood Commons Cinema
Thursday March 8, 2018 6 PM
Free (donations gratefully collected at screening)
DJ Savarese (“Deej”) finds comfort in words, as expressed by his poetry belying his high school
senior standing. Yet he only “speaks” through a text-to-voice synthesizer. Adopted by a loving
and supportive family, Deej navigates the college admissions process as a young adult on the
autistic spectrum, while confronting obstacles to inclusion.
Dir. Sarah Barton
84 min, Australia, Documentary
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Humanities Hall Rm. 119
Friday March 9, 2018 12:30 PM
Free (donations gratefully accepted at screening)
Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage with reflective interviews and the personal stories of men and women with disabilities as they fought for independence and control over their lives, Defiant Lives details the rise of the disability rights movement in Australia, the U.K., and the U.S.
Kathleen Feeley, Ph.D., BCBA
Director of the Center for Community Inclusion
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548