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Day 1: Monday, April, 23, 2007
09:15 - 10:15 Guided tour of Shafallah Center
    10:15 - 10:45 Opening Ceremony in Theatre

    Introduction and Welcome Address

    • Hassan Ali Bin Ali, Chairman, Shafallah Center
    • Tim Sebastian, Chairman, The Doha Debates
    10:45 - 11:15 Opening Speech
    • Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    11:15 - 12:00 Enabling Human Rights for All

    Announcing a Shafallah Center partnership to develop a core disability rights resource that can be utilized in diverse by worldwide disability organizations and advocates.

      12:15 - 02:00 Luncheon and Keynote

      Launch of Best Buddies and Shafallah Center Initiative
      Preview of Best Buddies® and the Shafallah Center’s social inclusion project fostering friendship between people with special needs and their typically developing peers

      • Anthony Shriver, Founder and Chairman, Best Buddies
      02:15 - 03:30 Implications of Genetics in Prevention and Care of Children with Special Needs
        06:00 - 09:00 Open House at the Shafallah Center

        Art Exhibition
        In Honor of the Forum, a one- of- a- kind display of exceptional works of art by the
        Shafallah Center's exceptional students attended by the community, artists and their
        parents

        Documentary Screening and Q&A
        Normal People Scare Me (Running time aprox. 60 minutes)
        Aspiring teen filmmaker Taylor Cross captures life and living with autism through
        interviews with over 65 fascinating subjects with Asperger's syndrome or autism

          Day 2: Tuesday, April, 24, 2007
          09:15 - 09:30 Opening Remarks
          • Tim Sebastian, Chairman, The Doha Debates
          09:30 - 10:30 The Tangible Success of Shafallah Programs

          First hand presentations on the ongoing academic, family and community endeavors by the Shafallah Center staff

            10:45 - 12:00 Documentary Screening and Q&A

            The Collector of Bedford Street (Running time 36 minutes)
            Fundraiser and community activist Larry Selman's inspiring story about his journey
            to maintain independence in society followed by discussion

              12:15 - 01:45 Media Blitz Luncheon

              Giving guests an opportunity to collaborate and network with leaders in the media and
              disability worlds whilst experiencing and learning about their worldwide disability awareness
              efforts via documentaries, public service announcements, radio shows, magazines,
              books, and organizations

                02:00 - 06:00 The Power of Public Service Advertising: How Autism Speaks and the Ad Council Came Together to Bring the Urgency of the Autism Epidemic into the Spotlight

                Screening of Autism Everyday (Running time 44 minutes) followed by an influential
                demonstration and discussion of how a successful and effective public service campaign
                was created to raise national awareness on autism in the United States

                  07:30 - 09:30 Reception and Gala Dinner
                    Day 3: Wednesday, April, 25, 2007
                    09:15 - 09:30 Morning Remarks
                    • Tim Sebastian, Chairman, The Doha Debates
                    09:30 - 10:30 Sesame Workshop Film and Presentation

                    Extraordinary clips of Sesame Workshop’s efforts to raise disability awareness for children everywhere, followed by an expert presentation on disability and children’s media

                      10:45 - 11:45 Promoting Public Awareness: Cultural Considerations

                      Russia, Lebanon, U.S., France
                      This panel discussion takes raising public awareness to the next level by addressing the wide variety of cultural and socio-economic considerations within our international community

                        12:00 - 01:30 Luncheon and Keynote
                          01:45 - 02:45 Time to Get Equal Campaign

                          Presentation and Q&A by SCOPE; a British disability organization, under the patronage of
                          Cherie Booth, QC. SCOPE aims to achieve equality for disabled people while cultivating a society in which they are valued and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else

                            03:00 - 04:00 Self-Advocacy and Family Member Panel Discussion

                            A unique opportunity to experience some of the success stories of affected individuals who have advocated for equal rights and opportunities

                              04:15 - 04:30 Closing Remarks
                              • Hassan Ali Bin Ali, Chairman, Shafallah Center