Sprout Film Festival in Winchester Virginia

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The Arc & Sprout Film Festival, screening films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will take place in Winchester, VA, on Tuesday 11 November through Friday 14 November 2014! This four day festival is presented by The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley and will take place on the days and at locations as follows:

  • Tuesday – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 10am & 6pm
  • Wednesday – Bright Box Community Theater 7pm
  • Thursday – Woodstock Community Theater 10am
  • Friday – Shenandoah University 2pm

Anthony Di Salvo, Executive Director of Sprout, will be presenting the films and running a Q&A at all the screenings. Throughout the four days there will be a variety of short documentaries, narratives and music videos screened. Get additional information and view a trailer about the festival.

Sprout Film Festival returns to C’ville

A touring version of the Sprout Film Festival (SFF), which features films by and about individuals with developmental disabilities, stops in Charlottesville (VA) Friday 12 March 2010. There are to be two shows, one from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon and the second from 7:00 to 9:00 PM; the former is free and a $10 donation is suggested for the evening screening. Both shows are at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts

The theme for this year’s incarnation is “Making the Invisible Visible.” The spring 2010 SFF show follows screenings during the Virginia Film Festival in November of 2009. Learn more about the shows by visiting the Piedmont Regional Education Program and Parent Resource Center (PREP-PRC.ORG) and say “thanks” to the many sponsoring organizations, including Light House, The Virginia Institute for Autism, VSA Arts of Virginia, City of Charlottesville, the Piedmont Council of the Arts, and the Arc of the Piedmont.

SFF, which has a long and successful history of shows in New York City (some of which I’ve noted here previously and on LD Blog), will host its 8th annual event 30 April through 2 May at the Ruth And Herald D. Uris Center For Education of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

VP for TheArcLink

The folks over at The Arc are searching for a senior administrator for TheArcLink, the organization’s means of providing resources for individuals with disabilities and their families so that they can make informed decisions about services and participate actively in their communities. Here’s a brief version of the announcement:

This key position has responsibility for TheArcLink’s marketing and communications activities as well as new product development. For a complete position description, go to www.thearclink.org/egroup/thearclinkvp.pdf.

Marketing activities include communicating via email, training webinars and direct personal contact to participating providers, potential participating providers, Roommates users, representatives of new potential state subscribers to Roommates, potential funders for the National FindFamily Registry and potential underwriters and supporters for TheArcLink in general. The Vice President will also staff exhibits at state and national meetings as requested by the President.

TheArcLink periodically develops new products in response to consumer demand or perceived market gap. Key to development are regular conversations with stakeholders, knowledge of the market niche, focus group results, and a knowledge of TheArcLink’s internal engineering capacity to develop specific applications. Since the initial launch of TheArcLink in 2000, these new products have been developed and introduced: The TheArcLink Calendar, the Medicaid Reference Desk, MyPlan (an online individual needs assessment in conjunction with the Medicaid Reference Desk), Roommates and the National FindFamily Registry. TheArcLink also hosts the websites of other disability organization on request. The Vice President will be a key participant in the process of all new product development, and will serve as the lead contact for new products as assigned by the President.

The successful candidate will have training and experience in Information Technology Management (IT), as well as an orientation to the field of cognitive disabilities.

Application Deadline: June 10, 2008

Send all resumes and inquiries to vicepresident@thearclink.org.

Salary: Competitive

TheArcLink Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer.

Download a PDF of the position description here.