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"Our Disability Roadmap": Judy Heumann talks with Samuel Habib about transition
Join Samuel Habib as he speaks with disability rights revolutionary Judy Heumann for the first in our year-long, FREE series of webinars: “Our Disability Roadmap." Judy and Samuel will discuss a wide range of issues around transition, including career pathways, higher education, independent living, advocacy, relationships and sexuality, and much more. Dan Habib will moderate. They will also take your questions - submitted in advance and live. Even if you can’t attend live, be sure to register to receive a link to watch the recorded version and you will then be signed up for the entire series. The event will last approximately 75 minutes. ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided. Thanks to our lead sponsors, the Association of Washington School Principals and Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.

Sep 30, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Judy Heumann
Disability Rights Revolutionary @The Heumann Perspective
Judy Heumann is a lifelong advocate for the rights of disabled people. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of legislation, such as Section 504, the Individuals with Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Her memoir, “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist,” co-authored by Kristen Joiner, was published in 2020. She is also featured in Samuel and Dan's NYT Op-Doc "My Disability Roadmap" and in the Oscar-nominated documentary, "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," directed by James LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham, alongside producer Sara Bolder. Judy, who served in the Clinton and Obama administrations, produces a podcast called The Heumann Perspective, which features a variety of members from the disability community.
Samuel Habib
Co-Director, "My Disability Road Map," @Westchester Institute for Human Development and LikeRightNow Films
Samuel Habib, 22, is an aspiring filmmaker and community college student, midway towards an associate’s degree in liberal arts. He is pursuing a career as a filmmaker and presenter, and he is the co-director of the NYT Op-Doc My Disability Roadmap with his father, Dan Habib. In 2016, he made a film about disability rights leader Judy Heumann that was featured in the Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival in Moscow, Russia. Samuel was also a story consultant on his father Dan Habib’s nationally broadcast film Mr. Connolly Has ALS. Samuel has been a Concord Monitor newspaper columnist, and has presented nationally on disability rights, inclusive education, and his educational and social transition to adulthood. Samuel uses a wheelchair for mobility and a communication device (as well as his voice) to express himself. In addition to exploring his current and future academic and career options, Samuel also navigates significant, chronic health challenges.
Dan Habib
Co-Director and Producer, "My Disability Roadmap," @Westchester Institute for Human Development and LikeRightNow Films
Dan Habib is the Inclusive Communities Project Director at the Westchester Institute for Human Development and the founder of LikeRightNow Films. He is the Director and Producer of the nationally broadcast documentary films Intelligent Lives, Including Samuel, Who Cares About Kelsey?, Mr. Connolly Has ALS and many other films on disability-related topics. Dan’s films have been featured in dozens of film festivals, translated into 17 languages, and used worldwide to support inclusive education and disability rights. His current project is My Disability Roadmap, which he is Co-Directing with his son Samuel Habib. Habib gave the TEDx talk, “Disabling Segregation,” and served on President Barack Obama’s President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities from 2014-2017. Habib and his wife, Betsy McNamara, live in Concord, NH, and have two sons: Isaiah, 25, and Samuel, 22.