(Council Bluffs) Intelligent Lives Movie and Guided Discussion

(Council Bluffs) Intelligent Lives Movie and Guided Discussion

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Date(s) - Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

River's Edge Pavillion


From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes Intelligent Lives, 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. 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 personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. Intelligent Lives challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships.

There will be a one-hour guided discussion with a Q & A after the film. This has been approved for 2 hours of foster parent training credit.

Instructors: Chelle Bisenius and Jennifer Kohlscheen


Please print and fill out this certificate and bring it to the training. Have your caseworker and training facilitator sign the form to ensure you receive the CEUs available. Always notify your caseworker or recruiter of your intention to attend any of the training or support group events on this calendar. Acceptable proof would also include the signature of the trainer on either training materials or notes that includes the title and date of the training.

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