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Forget Me Not: Inclusion in the Classroom with Oliver and Hilda Bernier
Episode 1297th March 2023 • Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow • Ashley Barlow
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In today’s episode we talk with Olivier and Hilda Bernier about their documentary, Forget Me Not, and man alive, are your advocacy bones going to tremble!  The documentary features their story regarding their son’s education.  As 3-year-old Emilio prepares to start school, his family finds itself embroiled in a challenge all too common for children with disabilities - to secure the right to an inclusive education. Cornered in one of the most segregated education systems, New York City public schools, filmmaker Olivier and his wife Hilda turn the camera on themselves and their child with Down syndrome, as they navigate a byzantine system originally designed to silo children with disabilities. Emilio's parents learn from other families who have fought against the injustices built into the educational system while they continue their own battle for their son's future. Forget Me Not reveals a path to a more inclusive society that starts with welcoming diversity in the classroom.  You can learn more about the doc by following @forgetmenotdocumentary or visiting: