Posts Tagged ‘Including Samuel’

I am Norm – a Brilliant Concept!

Sunday, November 21st, 2010



November 2010

A national campaign inspired by Including Samuel


Dear Tommy,
Twenty teenage leaders from across the country came together at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland last January for a National Youth Inclusion Summit. Before coming to the Summit, each teen held an Including Samuel viewing party and discussion in their community. The goal of the summit was to develop an advocacy campaign for the full social and educational inclusion of people with disabilities. 

The result of their efforts is a new national campaign: I am Norm!

The I am Norm campaign is working to:

· Raise awareness about inclusion through a viral video campaign and website
· Provide opportunities for youth and adults to share their ideas about inclusion
· Promote inclusive practices in schools and community organizations

Who is Norm? Learn more about the campaign.

-Dan Habib

Thursday 7th October 2010- A date for your diary!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

samuelwww.myspecial needs are hosting a conference on Thursday 7th October 2010 in D4 Hotel (formerly Jury’s) called Positive Attitudes and Actions for Inclusion featuring the award winning film “Including  Samuel”

This conference/gathering of people will have as it’s main theme/purpose  the showing for the very first time in public in Ireland a documentary called “Including Samuel”

 Including Samuel is an award winning documentary that has played on PBS, and has, and continues to garner, worldwide acclaim. Professional Photojournalist Dan Habib, tells the story of his son, Samuel, diagnosed with cerebral palsy and several other families of children with special needs.

 Shot over four years, it is a very personal, passionate portrayal that takes a close, sometimes painfully honest look at children with special needs and their families. Habib respectfully shares the trials and struggles of these families but also the strength, successes and boundless hope that is such a big part of their lives.

Including Samuel carries a powerfully strong message of inclusion for all people with special needs. Yet honestly documenting the cultural and systemic barriers that are still prevalent in our society today.

 The film maker and his wife have agreed to come over from Boston to attend and speak at the event.

 We will be inviting a large audience and expect that between 500 and 1000 people will attend the event. Among the attendees, we expect to have a Government Minister, many TD’s and Senators, representatives from Government Departments, Special Needs Service Providers, Special Needs Schools, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Third Level Education providers and a whole host of voluntary and professional associations. The event will be delivered theatre style.

 Our chosen date for this event is Thursday 7th October 2010 from 7.00 p.m. until about 10.30 p.m 

All are welcome and tickets are FREE! 

 Please contact us for tickets and for further information.

Movies That Showcase Special Needs Issues !

Sunday, March 14th, 2010