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"Best Kept Secret" film screening and panel on transition for youth with disabilities

"Best Kept Secret" film screening and panel on transition for youth with disabilities
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:00pm
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Room G1, 415 South Street Waltham, MA
Open to Public: 
Yes
Attendance Fee: 
No
Registration required: 
No
Event Description: 

This deeply moving but unsentimental film focuses on Newak’s JFK High School’s work to help students with autism transition to adulthood. The staff there are not content to just give these students survival skills. They fight a tough, daily battle to open students up to the world.
As teacher Janet Mino, puts it, “If I can teach you to take care of yourself . . . I can teach you to express yourself.” JFK High just may be one of the country’s best-kept secrets. Join us for a screening of the amazing story. A panel discussion focusing on transitions issues for young people with special needs will follow. Snacks, too!

Co-sponsored by the Brandeis Department of Education, Brandeis Buddies, SPECTRUM and Brandeis Students for Disability Activism.