Best Judgment: Ladd School LessonsA film that both explores and challenges past and present attitudes towards people who have a developmental disability.
WE MADE IT!!!
We are thrilled to announce that our film project funding campaign on Indiegogo was a SUCCESS! You can still view the campaign by CLICKING HERE.
Thanks so much to everyone who contributed; we are sincerely grateful for your generosity.
You can still donate to "Best Judgment: Ladd School Lessons" by writing a check to our fiscal sponsor, the Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island.
Please write "Best Judgment" on the memo line, and send it to:
Advocates in Action Rhode Island
Providence RI 02940
Additional funds will go toward ensuring the highest technical quality for the finished film, and into outreach and distribution. We believe that "Best Judgment" is going to be an amazing film, and we plan to bring it, and the conversation that it inspires, to as wide an audience as possible.
THANK YOU ALL!!!
TOGETHER WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Best Judgment: Ladd School Lessons, is a feature documentary film, being produced by Advocates in Action Rhode Island, Inc., in association Harken Media and the Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island. This film brings a unique perspective, as it examines the history of the Joseph H. Ladd Center through the eyes of its former residents.
This will be more than just a history lesson! Individuals who have a developmental disability, including former residents of the Ladd Center, are collaborating with veteran media professionals for the film. Best Judgment will bring a unique perspective, as it examines the history of the Joseph H. Ladd Center through the eyes of its former residents. We will use the history of the Ladd Center as a starting point as we examine and consider past and present attitudes towards people who have a developmental disability.
BEST JUDGMENT PRESS ROOM!
Click HERE to see our interview on Channel 10 News on January 24th, 2014
Click HERE to read about our project in the Providence Journal on Feb 7, 2014
Click here to read our February 2014 write up in the New England Film on-line Magazine
Click here to read a 2013 article about ouf progress in the Providence Phoenix
Click here to visit our Facebook Page
You may also find the following information useful:
Click here to read "Days of Darkness, Days of Hope". This 1988 publication by the RI Historical Society shares some of history about Ladd, along with personal stories from former residents and their families.
Former resident Joey Sabo share his Butterfly Story from his days at Ladd School.
Former resident Anna Russell talks about her friendship with fellow former resident, Jimmy Isom.
This is just the beginning of our journey to capture the complex legacy of the Joseph H. Ladd Center!
Send us an email if have any questions or comments about our work in progress. If you or someone you know is a former Ladd resident, or has a connection with the instituion, we'd also love to hear from you.
Please include some brief information about your connection to Ladd School, along with your full name, email address and a phone number where we can reach you. We will be in touch!
(c) 2013, Advocates in Action Rhode Island, Inc.
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February 22, 2014