Show#154 Interview with Fran Karen Prezant who is on the advisory committee for the Reelabilities Film Festival

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 On Monday night at 8pm, be sure to tune in for our newest episode of Hope Saves the Day on Autism Radio .Tonight's show's Guest will be with Fran Karen Prezant of Reelabilities Film Festival !

 About Our Guest

-currently teach in Dept of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MSU
-Prior to that was at National Center for Disability Services for over a decade-where I first got involved with Reelabilities as a host venue . Currently on advisory committee for the Headquarters Reelabilities Team in NY that runs this festival each year..some of the films have focused on autism although cover disability in many forms.
-Prior to that was founder/Director of the Parent Information Project at Indiana University of Pennsylvania- providing info, training and programs for parents of kids with disabiities, having them speak to future professionals in college classes and presenting nationally on parent issues.
-coathored 4 books including Disability and the Family Life Cycle and Married with Special Needs Children and speak nationally and internationally about this issue- focusing on the impact of having a child with a disability on couples/families

 Join us for the Preview of Reelabilities: the NJ Disabilities Film Festival on March 7th at 7 pm at Montclair State University featuring: "The Importance of Tying Your own Shoes" accompanied by the short "Jazz Hand"

For the past 5 years, Reelabilities: the NY Disabilities Film Festival has been hosted in over a dozen NY venues and was spearheaded to feature internationally acclaimed, previously unreleased films that promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. The Festival featuring films and post film discussions and speakers, went national last year . This year New Jersey is coming on board and The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is hosting the Preview Night at MSU on March 7th. Reelabilities takes a groundbreaking approach to stimulate discussion, raise consciousness, discuss disability related societal issues and bring together professionals, students and community members on the intersecting issue of disability. Please join us to help kick off this film festival as the first site in New Jersey.
See the attached information and the film trailer at WWW.REELABILITIES.ORG/NEWJERSEY and for further information/tickets call Joann at 973-655-7752 or Fran at 973-655-7124
Thursday March 7th at 7pm
1070 University Hall
Montclair State University
One Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043
Films are captioned and CART services are being provided courtesy of DDHH at NJ Department of Human Services

ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience is now in New Jersey !!


 A Special Thanks To Kessler Foundation locally has providing funding support to help get Reelabilities Here In New Jersey !

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Submit a Film

The film selection for The Fifth Annual ReelAbilities: NY disabilities film festival is completed. If you wish to submit your film for the Sixth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival, to take place in 2014, please click here to fill out the online submission form. The festival is looking for films by and about people with disabilities that explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. Films that have been widely/commercially released in NY prior to March 2014 are not eligible for submission. Screeners in DVD format, along with a signed submission form should be mailed to: ReelAbilities Film Festival 334 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10023 (646) 505-5738

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