Friday, February 19, 2010

Rhode Island Stories: Boy in the World

BOY IN THE WORLD: Preschool Inclusion at Brown/Fox Point is the story of Ronen Kadmon, a 4-year-old boy with Down syndrome, and his inclusion in a regular education preschool classroom. The film looks at his day-to-day life in a regular education classroom at Providence’s Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Education Center, as well as his family life and community activities. By focusing on Ronen’s success at Brown/Fox Point, the film shows how inclusive classrooms can benefit all children, both those with special needs and their typical peers.The documentary airs Saturday, February 20 at 7 PM, as part of Rhode Island Stories, and will be rebroadcast on Sunday, February 21 at 11 PM on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (on digital 36.1, RI cable 8, DirecTV 36 and Dish 7776).

The film is the collaborative effort of local filmmaker Jessica Jennings, Dr. Penny Kadmon, and the Pawtucket-based Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN), a nonprofit advocacy organization that supports parents and children in Rhode Island.