SUCCESSforlife.A Call for Leadership Collaboration to Build and Maintain a Comprehensive,Unified System of Health, Social, and Educational Services for Oklahoma Children and youth…within their community.Monday, August 26, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. screening and discussion ofcertain proof OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning CenterPerkins Family Auditorium4502 E. 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74135 View a clip Please join Sooner SUCCESS in the screening of Certain Proof. Opening remarks will be provided by Rep. Jason NelsonJason Nelson - Representative of District 87 is a State House Member beginning in 2008 to present. Nelson is a leader in the areas of education and human services reform.In 2011, Nelson led a four member DHS working group in a comprehensive review of the State’s child welfare system. During the 2012 legislative session, the DHS working group proposed sweeping reforms that became law including passage of State Question 765 by Oklahoma voters. In 2010, Nelson led the successful bipartisan effort to pass the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program Act. This school choice law allows special-needs students to take a portion of the state money, set aside for their education, with them to a qualified private school of their choice. This law is the first of its kind passed in Oklahoma. about
the filmproving that they matterAcross the country, the public school experience for children with significant disabilities is often confined to special needs classrooms. Though guaranteed a free, appropriate public education by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975, children with complex, multiple disabilities often struggle to gain access to a typical classroom of their peers. Certain Proof unveils the life of three families and the individual challenges they face as they fight for their children’s education and, ultimately, their future.about the
filmmakersRay EllisA Director, Videographer and Cinematographer with over twenty years experience in commercial and documentary production, Ray Ellis is Co-Owner of Footpath Pictures along with his wife, Susan. Since 2003, they’ve produced dozens of documentaries specializing in international productions. Clients include CARE (Peru), The Nature Conservancy (Guatemala, Namibia) and Cross-Cultural Solutions (Costa Rica). Previously, Ellis freelanced eleven years shooting commercial and marketing projects in the U.S. and Europe. In 1996, he joined SouthPeak Interactive filming their 35mm motion film productions and later became Manager of External Product Development. In 2000 he was hired as Manager of Producers for Alternate Route Studios, producing and directing broadcast commercial spots.Susan EllisSusan Ellis started her career in 1988 working as an Associate Producer and later Producer in corporate and commercial video and film productions. In 1996, she became the Creative Director for SouthPeak Interactive where she oversaw the creation of all film, video and graphical game assets. Following the events of 9/11, Susan, along with her husband Ray, decided to leave commercial production to pursue a more meaningful career. Ultimately, she discovered the power of documentaries and now uses her producing and writing skills to help non-profit organizations share their stories with the world. The seminar is free and open to the public.
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