Micah Fialka-Feldman

Micah Fialka-Feldman is a national speaker, teacher, and pioneer who fights for disability-pride, justice, and inclusion. He is part of the first wave of adults with intellectual disabilities attending college and has been fully included in school and community. In 2007 he won a Federal law suit which affirmed his right to live in the university dorm in Michigan. Micah currently lives in Syracuse, N.Y. where he received a Certificate in Disability Studies from Syracuse University (SU) in 2016. He is Teaching Assistant at School of Education at SU. In May of 2014, Micah was appointed by President Obama to President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. He will be featured in the forthcoming (2017) documentary produced by the film maker, Dan Habib (Including Samuel) www.intelligentlives.org. To learn more about Micah visit www.throughthesamedoor.com.

Projects

The perception of intelligence is a powerful force in the systematic segregation, maltreatment, and unfulfilled potential of hundreds of millions of individuals with disabilities in the U.S. and worldwide. The documentary film project Intelligent Lives (working title) explores how the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities became the norm, why this segregation is slowly being dismantled, and how some people with intellectual disabilities are blazing a bold new path.

Micah Fialka-Feldman