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April 6, 2021

Allies and Obstacles: A Panel Discussion on Parent Advocacy

Hosted by ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Autism Ontario, and Re-Storying Autism to offer an evening focused on parent advocacy, past and present. Authors of the book "Allies and Obstacles" will discuss their research and highlight the ways in which parents of children with disabilities have been both "allies and obstacles" to the Disability Rights Movement.

Most parents want what is best for their child; we will explore how we can advocate together for ourselves, our families, and our disability communities.

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Organizations

ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto

750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5S 2J2, Canada

Phone number: 416-924-6211

Email: LiviyaM@MNJCC.org

In 2016, the American-born ReelAbilities Film festival crossed the border and launched in Toronto, Ontario, making this the first official international chapter of RAFF. Now in our fourth year, ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival is proud to showcase Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf. Over the past 4 years, ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto has launched programs alongside producing the festival in the spring of each year. Programs such as the ReelAccess/CinemAccessible Guide and the CBC-ReelAbilities Breaking Barriers Film Fund have helped build this Toronto festival into a mainstay of the city’s disability and cinematic fabric! Our ReelEducation program has brought films and lesson plans about equity and inclusion into 118 schools across the province, in 28 schoolboards.