15 hours ago
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Tomorrow, Monday, March 21st @ 1pm EST, I will be Guest Co-Hosting with Tara Ecklund on Family Network TV on Blogtalkradio. We will be interviewing the filmmakers, Susan and Ken Ellis of Footpath Pictures about their full length documentary "Certain Proof: A Question of Worth" and Dr. Karen Erickson, Yoder Distinguished Professor at UNC, Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. Their film is so provocative and important. It really hits home for me.
To watch the trailer of "Certain Proof: A Question of Worth" click HERE.
To listen to Family Network Radio on Blogtalkradio click HERE.
This project was brought to Susan and Ken Ellis by New Voices Foundation. New Voices wanted the Ellis' to create a film that would bring awareness to a population who is largely overlooked and misunderstood because of their physical and communication limitations.
To watch the "New Voices" project click HERE.
Personally, we are just at the tip of the iceberg with Amelia and figuring out all the paths and battles ahead of us. Amelia will start Kindergarten in September and I know things are going to become more challenging the bigger she gets. I know how important it is to find a strong community of support for us. I am hoping to help those who are coming up behind us...and seeking knowledge from those who have "been there , done that!" It's so important to know what to expect so you can be ready. Sadly, it's anticipating your oppositions move before they make it so you can be ready to defend what you have (ie. therapies, adaptive equipment, nursing, medications, DME -durable medical equipment, teachers, schooling, aids/assistants, oh the list goes on and on!).
Thanks for listening and please send feedback! I love hearing from you.
Posted by Debbie at 3:25 PM