Paraprofessional Special Education Workshops & Seminars
Lehigh Carbon Community College proudly welcomes Dan Habib and Kelsey Carroll to LCCC's Community Services Center - Main Campus on Saturday, October 26, 2013 | 9 a.m.-noon
Kelsey Carroll is the central subject of the documentary “Who Cares About Kelsey?” Kelsey has dealt with tremendous challenges in her life including homelessness, self-mutilation, ADHD, and anxiety. While a student at Somersworth High School in New Hampshire, she was suspended for dealing drugs at age 13, and did not obtain any educational credits as a freshman, resulting in being held back to repeat her first year of high school. She was considering dropping out of school and was a likely candidate for the juvenile justice system. However, through intensive self-directed planning and wraparound supports at Somersworth High (a PBIS school), Kelsey began the transformation from a struggling, defiant student to a motivated, self-confident young woman. Kelsey, now 22, is enrolled in college and studying psychology. The film follows Kelsey throughout the ups and downs of her senior year and her transition to post-secondary education and employment.
|Dan Habib is the creator of Including Samuel and the new film “Who Cares About Kelsey?” Habib is the Filmmaker in Residence at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. Habib’s films have been screened at universities, national conferences and independent theaters and have been used as a catalyst for inclusive education across the country and internationally. “Including Samuel” was broadcast nationwide on public television stations in Fall 2009 and was nominated for an Emmy in 2010. “Including Samuel” has also been featured on NPR's “All Things Considered” and “Good Morning America.” The DVD is now available with 17 language translations.|
|CRA 392-10||10/26 ||8:30 a.m. - noon||S||M||$25|