Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – The Real Meaning of Empathy

Exclusive documentary screening: “Bass Clef Bliss: Terrence’s Path”. A story of a mother’s love, an autistic son’s determination, music, and hope. The film was written and produced by Dr. Michael Berlin and directed by Patrick Scott.

The Classroom of the Future Foundation, the Center for Educational Innovation, Inclusion, Disabilities & Autism is Us, and the Autism Tree Project Foundation invite all administrators, teachers, students, and parents in San Diego County to participate in our first-ever, webinar screening and interactive discussion panel titled, “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – The Real Meaning of Empathy.”

The screening will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, September 20 from 6:00-7:00 pm Pacific time.

Families are highly encouraged to participate. If you have any questions or are a classroom teacher or parent and would like to obtain the CDE Approved Digital Curriculum, please reach out to Tom Davis, Director of Business Development at the Center for Educational Innovation and Classroom of the Future Foundation Advisory Board member at tdavis@the-cei.org or 619-607-2876.


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Feature Film

School/Community Events

Habits of inclusion

30-Day Student Curriculum

Culture of Inclusion

Professional Development

Family Voices

Parent Workshop

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Dr. Karen Kass

Ph.D. Yeshiva University

Dr. Grace Fantaroni

Professor of Special Education

Therese Davis

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Therese Davis, B.A. Public Relations, USC School of Journalism. Therese earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology and her M.F.A. in Creative writing from National University. She co-wrote and was featured in “Bass Clef Bliss: Terrence’s Path”, which chronicle’s her son Terrence’s journey with Autism, hope and music. Therese is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Dr. Grace Fantaroni is a Professor of Special Education at Point Loma Nazarene University. Prior to becoming an Autism and Educational Specialist, she taught students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities.

Dr. Kass, Ph.D. Yeshiva University, Masters Degree NYU, Baccalaureate Degree, Hofstra University. Dr. Kass specializes in Education, Special Education, Human Development and Psychology. She is a Board Certified Educational Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

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Dr. Michael Berlin

Patrick Scott



Dr. Joshua Feder, MD


Ph.D., Psychology & Education, Yeshiva University. Educator and Gerontologist, he has worked in Hospice, Riker’s Island Prison and Drug Rehab. Dr. Berlin, a longtime film and TV writer/producer has worked on numerous shows and features including Miami Vice, Cagney & Lacey and MacGyver and has written and Executive Produced Bass Clef Bliss: Terrence’s Path.

B.A. in Business Administration & Economics University of Redlands. Whether his team’s films are screened in the classroom, professional/medical organization, or a spiritual center – his passion is to help those impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder through heightening awareness and promoting inclusion. Director/Executive Producer Bass Clef Bliss: Terrence’s Path and Autism On The Border: Mother Warriors. Executive Producer El Abuelo and With Me.

Child and family psychiatrist who develops programs to support child development and resilience. Dr. Feder does research, develops technology, and he is active in policy advocacy on mental health and education. | Joshua D. Feder, MD, Child and Family Psychiatry https://www.joshuafedermd.com | Editor in Chief, The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report https://www.thecarlatreport.com | Author, The Child Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice. Carlat Publishing, 2018. | Medical Director, SymPlay Family Games for Autism, a division, of Quicksilver Software, Inc. | Adjunct Professor, Infant and Early Childhood Development, Fielding Graduate University


Inclusion, Disabilities, and Autism Is: The Interactive Classroom Experience

Is centered around BASS CLEF BLISS: Terrence’s Path, a feature documentary about Terrence, and his mother Therese, who gain the courage to overcome fears that come with a heart-wrenching diagnosis.

The result is a powerful bond between mother and son who rebuild their lives by doing small things with great love.