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Educating Peter
Winner: Academy Award(r) Documentary Short Subject When Peter Gwasdauskis, a child with Down syndrome, was mainstreamed into a public school, he had a lot to learn about dealing with differences--and so did his classmates. Filmed over the course of the…
Wretches and Jabberers
In Wretches and Jabberers , two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determined to put a new face on autism, Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry Bissonnette, 52, travel to Sri Lanka,…
Autism is a World
She is her own worst nightmare. When you meet Sue, she does not make eye contact. She does not offer to shake your hand. She may fixate on the buttons of your shirt, but cannot say your name. Sue Rubin…
Graduating Peter
Graduating Peter is the sequel to the Academy Award(r)-winning film Educating Peter . This inspiring and thought-provoking follow-up to the 1992 Academy Award-winning documentary Educating Peter highlights the experiences of Peter Gwasdauskis, a child with Down syndrome, in sixth grade,…
Well Into Your Future: Depression is Not a Normal Part of Aging
Though aging has its challenges, depression and its frequent companion, substance abuse, need not be among them. This program dispels the myth that there is something inherently depressing about aging. It explores the complex relationship between depression, alcohol, and substance…
Regular Lives
We produced this film over twenty-five years ago, at a time, when most people with disabilities were excluded from education and often warehoused in such institutional settings as hospitals for the mentally ill, adult residential centers and large group homes.…
Men Get Depression
Three short videos that focus on issues of mental health care in three stages of men's lives representing a unique set of challenges and potential triggers of depression: 18-30, the beginning of work life and college years 30-55, the middle…
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My Future, My Plan - A Transition Planning Resource for Life After High School for Students with Disabilities and Their Families
My Future, My Plan is designed to motivate and guide students with disabilities and their families as they being early transition planning for life after high school. Directed at students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP), these materials promote…
We Dig CoalĀ 
On October 2, 1979, Marilyn McCusker was killed working inside a deep coal mine in central Pennsylvania. It had taken her two years and a sex discrimination suit in federal court to get her job as a coal miner. This…
Just Add Spice: - Parenting for Happy, Healthy Kids
Just Add Spice is a learning tool for parents of children ages 3-6. It teaches how to use positive parenting skills to help children learn healthy habits. This learning resource of video and print materials follows four families as they…
Men Get Depression
The corrosive effect of depression on the self, relationships and careers is dramatically portrayed through intimate profiles including a former NFL Quarterback, a Fortune 100 CEO, recent immigrants, an unemployed Iraq War veteran, a university professor, a pastor, and others.…
Prostate Cancer: Are You At Risk?
A broadcast special that promotes informed decision making and awareness about prostate cancer. Host (Ret) General Colin Powell and Surgeon General David Satcher and others talk about the importance of early detection.