ReelAbilities

I Heart Volunteering, And The Birth Of Houston's Guide To Disability Services

I confess: I am hooked, and was - almost from the beginning.  Recruited by Linda Burger, CEO of Jewish Family Service in Houston, to develop an online Guide to Disability Services, I embarked on a journey that has been life-changing. I had no background in what, at the time, was euphemistically referred to as "special needs." I had neither training nor personal experience in the field. Yet, intrigued by the challenge, I agreed to take on the job.

Sandra Block

‘We Favor Films About The People, Not The Disability’

‘ReelAbilities’ festival shines a spotlight on tough-minded movies about those facing real challenges.

01/31/2012
Special to the Jewish Week

What is the largest minority group in the United States? Hint: it is the only minority group to which anyone may belong, a group that many of us will join with the passage of time, but a group that is woefully underrepresented in many elements of American life, including the arts.

A scene from the Chinese-made “Ocean Heaven,” part of the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival.
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