Intelligent Lives: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join Arlington Public Schools and Arlington SEPTA for a screening of the film, Intelligent Lives, followed by a panel discussion.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. 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 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. Panelists will include a parent, self-advocates, a therapeutic recreation programmer, and APS staff members.

Registration is requested for this free event. Register online, or contact the Parent Resource Center at or 703-228-7239. This film is recommended for adults.

Note: APS Staff members can register via ERO.
Course Title: Intelligent Lives Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Course Code: SPD26337SRN: 20192633701

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