Adolescents & Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Through My Lens - Amplifying Voices of People with Disabilities Through Original Media
Saturday, November 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Meeting Room 6 - Convention Center
Mr. Davenport, an award-winning film producer with cerebral palsy utilizes film and original media to explore the social perspective on living with a developmental disability, including longstanding physical therapy. He will share three short films that he created, and engage participants in discussion after each one regarding how the film can be used to change societal perception of disability. As part of his series "Concerning Barriers", the following three films will be shown and discussed: "A Cerebral Game", "RAMPED UP", and "Wheelchair Diaries". In "A Cerebral Game", Reid talks candidly about how baseball was about belonging and his adolescent life; "Ramped Up" explores the dichotomy of the ADA ensuring access yet promoting litigious behavior; and "Wheelchair Diaries" takes us on Reid's study abroad trip through Europe - a trip that most people tried to talk him out of making.
- Upon completion of the course, the learner will describe at least one application of using media/film for enabling youth/adults with developmental disabilities to advocate for themselves.
- Upon completion of this course, the learner will describe at least one way to overcome a barrier to achieving post-secondary education or work goals as demonstrated through documentary media.
- Upon completion of this course, the learner will identify one example of a disability trope in the media.
- Upon completion of this course, the learner will understand the social barriers that people with disabilities face.