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Intelligent Lives Screening

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DCIU Morton Education Center

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Intelligent Lives, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, has its Delaware County premiere at DCIU Morton on November 20, 2019.

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Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU), The DCIU Local Transition Council, and the Delaware County Right to Education Local Task Force host a screening of the new documentary Intelligent Lives .

Intelligent Lives, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, has its Delaware County premiere at DCIU Morton on November 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (registration at 5:30 p.m.).

Intelligent Lives stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities - Micah, Naieer, and Naomie - who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.

"People with intellectual disabilities are the most segregated of all Americans," Habib says. "Only 17 percent of students with intellectual disabilities are included in regular education. Just 40 percent will graduate from high school. And of the 6.5 million Americans with intellectual disability, barely 15 percent are employed."

Intelligent Lives is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Educators who would like Act 48 hours for attending this screening should also register on Frontline.

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