Atlanta Public Schools celebrates Inclusive Schools Week December 5-9

Department of Special Education to host two screenings of documentary film Including Samuel 

ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools joins other school districts and communities around the world in celebrating Inclusive Schools Week December 5-9 with events and activities to raise awareness of inclusive educational practices.

Inclusive Schools Week celebrates the progress schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to all students despite disability, gender, ethnicity, geography and language.

APS’ Department of Special Education is hosting two screenings of the documentary film Including Samuel, about photojournalist Dan Habib, who documented his family’s efforts to include his son, Samuel in every facet of their lives.  The screenings will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 6 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 8, at Fredrick Douglass High School.

Both documentary screenings are free and open to the public. Media representatives are invited to attend.

In addition, APS has provided Inclusive Schools Week materials to each school in the district, encouraging teachers, students, administrators and parents to participate in activities, such as reading morning announcements about famous people with disabilities; reading books about inclusion to students; parent chats, art projects; and wearing navy blue on Wednesday for “True Blue Inclusive School Day.”

About the Inclusive Schools Network

Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), during the first week in December. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.  For more information, visit www.inclusiveschools.org

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