Intelligent Lives Film Partnership

NASP is partnering with award-winning director Dan Habib on his Intelligent Lives film, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility. The film follows the stories of three young adults with intellectual disabilities as they challenge perceptions of intelligence while navigating high school, college, and the workforce.

We are honored to collaborate with Dan to raise awareness, engage communities, and create a more inclusive world. We encourage our members to attend or host a screening of the film!

Host or Attend a Screening

Want to bring Intelligent Lives to your school or district? Click the links below to view a list of upcoming screenings, request to host a screening at your school or university, or learn more about the film.

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Assessment of Cognitive Ability of Students With Severe and Low-Incidence Disabilities—Part 1
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