Philadelphia parents and disability rights activists will grapple with the shocking issue of medically fragile children living in institutions instead of at home with the screening of the new documentary Not Home: A documentary about kids living in nursing facilities, Thursday, May 2nd. at 1PM at the Scribe Video Center.
New rules set in place by Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare’s “Fair Share” initiative are designed to cut crucial services that parents feel help keep children with a disability at home and in the community. According to the Age of Autism, parents are now being required by DPW to contribute up to 5% of their gross income for “wraparound” services like behavior therapy, speech, occupational and physical therapies, medications, doctor’s visits and more.
Scribe Video Center is located at 4212 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. The screening is being sponsored by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disability Services and the Philadelphia Intellectual disability Services.
Seating is limited. Please register by April 26th by calling 215-685-5980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 18, 2013
Doors Open at 6:30 PM
Film Screening at 7:00 PM
Panel Discussion at 8:30 PM
Program Ends at 9:00 PM
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
2202 N. First St, San Jose, CA 95131
Please register at www.svilc.org
or call SVILC at 408-894-9041 (Voice) or
Narcel Reedus’s documentary “Not at Home” will be shown on Tuesday March 19, 5pm, with a talk by the filmmaker, at UC Berkeley, 300 Wheeler Hall (Media Room). The documentary follows four people, two young people and two parents, exploring how parents of medically-fragile children (especially but not exclusively in poor families, many of them families of color) feel forced to make the decision to institutionalize their child because some states disproportionately allocate funding for brick and mortar institutions rather than the less expensive home and community based living. Sponsored by UCB’s Disability Studies Research Cluster, Diversity and Health Disparities Research Cluster, and Dean Christopher Edley, Berkeley Law School. Wheelchair accessible. For disability accommodation, contact email@example.com
One of the young people featured in the film died last month:
Not Home Screens at Abilities Expo LA
Saturday, March 16th 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall A
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Screening of “Not Home” A Documentary About Kids Living In Nursing Facilities
Presented by Narcel Reedus, Director
Can you imagine how a child feels growing up in a nursing home? Celebrating Christmas, birthdays and other milestones alongside elderly bedridden patients is the mainstay for thousands of children with a developmental disability throughout America. Award-winning filmmaker, Narcel Reedus, reveals the stories of children growing up without a childhood in the heart-felt documentary, “Not Home.” Abilities Expo is pleased to screen a portion of this 99-minute film that examines the complex national phenomenon of children living in nursing homes and state-run institutions. Often times parents of medically-fragile children feel forced to make the decision to institutionalize their child because some states disproportionately allocate funding for brick and mortar institutions rather than the less expensive home and community based living. Time for questions and answers will be available following the session. Learn more at www.nothomedocumentary.com. A limited number of DVD’s will be available for purchase following the screening.
Not Home: A documentary about kids living in nursing facilities is an official selection of the North Carolina Black Film Festival March 14-17, 2013 in Wilmington, NC. In its 12th year, the four day juried and invitational festival of independent motion pictures by African-American filmmakers will showcase features, shorts, animation, and documentary films at Cameron Art Museum on Thursday and Sunday; Friday at UNCW Warwick Center, and Saturday at the Hannah Block USO Community Arts Center on Saturday.
Not Home: A Documentary About Kids Living inNursing Facilities Saturday March 16th 12:30pm
Community Arts Center
120 South 2nd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401