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Including Samuel - Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib's award-winning documentary film, INCLUDING SAMUEL,…
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How Difficult Can This Be? F.A.T. City - A Learning Disabilities Workshop
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This unique program lets viewers experience the frustration, anxiety, and tension faced by children with learning disabilities. Workshop facilitator Richard Lavoie presents a series of striking simulations emulating daily experience of LD children. Teachers, social workers, and parents, workshop participants,…
Normal People Scare Me
Released in 2006, Normal People Scare Me has made its way around the world on a mother and son speaking and screening tour. The film was conceived by Taylor Cross -- an aspiring filmmaker with autism -- when he was…
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…
Autism in America
Autism in America: Putting the puzzle together, one beautiful piece at a time, is a genuine and straightforward look into the Autism Spectrum Disorder as told by the families and individuals living with Autism daily. Many parents are interviewed including…
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…
A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism
Narrated by Oscar(r) winner Kate Winslet and directed by Oscar(r) nominee Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, this inspiring film follows one woman's quest to unlock her autistic son's mind. Margret, whose ten-year-old son Keli is severely autistic, has tried a number of…
Talk to Me - Children with Autism
Adre, Emma, and Julian are in public school autism programs in Oakland, CA. This engaging film documents their lives at home and at school, and profiles the valiant efforts of their parents and teachers to help them reach their maximum…
The Key of G - Disability, Caregiving and Interdependence
The Key of G is an award-winning documentary about disability, caregiving and interdependence. The Key of G tells the story of Gannet, a 22-year-old man with severe disabilities, as he prepares to move out of his mother's home and into…
The Sandwich Kid - The Siblings of People with Disabilities
Disabilities affect not only those who are diagnosed, but they have a strong impact on the siblings of people with disabilities. THE SANDWICH KID seeks to give a voice to those who are impacted by the day-to-day living with a…
Embracing Dyslexia
In 2008 filmmaker Luis Macias learned that his eight-year old son, Alejandro, was dyslexic. Although diagnosed relatively early, Alejandro was held back in first grade due to poor reading and writing skills, which caused him countless homework battles and self-esteem…
Portraits of Emotion - The Story of an Autistic Savant
Portraits of Emotion is a feature length documentary film that follows over the course of four years the life of 14-year-old Jonathan Lerman, an artistic prodigy who is diagnosed with autism, a lifelong developmental disability that affects learning, communication and…
I See Your Ability
Listen 2 the Kids as they talk about the inclusion of their friends with special needs in the classroom, on the playground and in the lunchroom. This brief study of the inclusion process in an exemplary elementary school accents the…
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A New Kind of Listening - Disability Rights and the Power of Inclusive Arts
The story of a one-of-a-kind theater group and a young man who could not speak, yet found the voice he had been looking for all his life. The film follows the collaborative work of the Community Inclusive Theater Group as…
Asperger Syndrome: Success in the Mainstream Classroom
This program offers proven tips and techniques for integrating students with Asperger Syndrome and similar conditions into a mainstream classroom. It includes interviews with Psychologist Jed Baker (Director of the Social Skills Project), regular and special education teachers, parents, an…
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Intricate Minds - Understanding Classmates with Asperger Syndrome
A series of three short videos addressing children and teens in the classroom with Asperger Syndrome and similar conditions. Clip #1: "Intricate Minds I: Understanding Classmates with Asperger Syndrome" - Clip #2: "Intricate Minds II: Understanding Elementary School Classmates with…
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Cheeky Dog
Dion Beasley is an Indigenous teenager who is deaf and has muscular dystrophy. He lives with his family in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. With help from his teachers and carers, including Joie Boulter, Dion is encouraged in his…
Siblings of Autism
Part of the Series: Divorce, Illness, Grief & Loss - A Child's Perspective
Silblings of kids who have autism have unique perspectives on Autistic Spectrum Disorder. In this 30 minutes production these wise siblings ages 4-18 tell us about their frustration, their pain, their growth to acceptance and their exceptional loyalty to their…
Self-Feeding in the Child with Special Needs
This video demonstrates procedures for informal observational evaluation of self-feeding in a school-aged child with cerebral palsy and developmental delays, emphasizing the transition from finger feeding to utensil use. Task analysis, discussion, and problem-solving by parents, child, and therapist are…
The Consultant's Role in Evaluation and Treatment of Developmental Eating Dysfunction
This video illustrates the therapist's role as consultant to families with children who have eating problems. A preschool child with cerebral palsy is observed being fed by her mother, as a developmental approach is used to analyze positioning, feeding methods,…