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Spectrum - A Story of the Mind - The Rich Sensory Experience of Autism
Take a journey into the rich sensory experience of autism. Imagine a world where words taste and thoughts feel, where sounds swell with color and leaves on trees change tones visible to the naked eye, and where eye contact with…
States of Grace - An Inspiring Journey of Resilience, and Renewal
Winner of multiple audience awards, States of Grace intimately captures the profound transformation of a revered physician and her family in the wake of a life-changing accident. For Dr. Grace Dammann, a pioneering AIDS specialist who was honored by the…
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Praying with Lior
Winner of multiple awards, PRAYING WITH LIOR asks whether someone with Down syndrome can be a "spiritual genius." Many believe Lior is close to God - at least that's what his family and community believe. He is also a burden,…
Mission to Lars - An Autistic Man Journeys to Meet His Musical Hero
Mission To Lars follows severely autistic Tom Spicer, whose lifelong dream is to meet Lars Ulrich, the drummer with Metallica. This is a rock n roll trip with a difference. Tom Spicer has Fragile X Syndrome and has spent his…
Autism In Love
A clever and dapper man in his 50s with Autism Spectrum Disorder, finds self-acceptance, a unique ability to fit into his neurotypical world and unconditional love. Though R.V. Kuser has learned to mask the many limitations of his disability and…
Freedom Machines
Freedom Machines, a PBS Special, dramatically explores the concept of "disability" through the intimate stories of adults and children who are using modern technologies to change their lives. The film asks: if people have access to the tools that can…
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,…
Best Boy
Part of the Series: The Best Boy Trilogy - A Family Portrait
Best Boy tells the story of Philip "Philly" Wohl, a 50-year-old mentally retarded man who has spent most of his life living at home with his parents in Queens, NY. Philly is a gentle soul who is greatly loved by…
Rachel Is - A Personal Story about Family and Developmental Disabilities
In her feature directorial debut, Charlotte Glynn moves home to chronicle her sister Rachel's last year in school. Rachel is developmentally disabled, and the resulting film, Rachel is, moves past the safety of political correctness and into the most intimate…
Mimi and Dona - An Aging Mother Cares for her Disabled Daughter
What happens when love runs out of time? For 92-year-old Mimi, who has spent much of her life caring for 64-year-old Dona, her daughter with an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable -- the likelihood that she will not…
The Collector of Bedford Street
This Academy Award(r) nominated film stars Larry Selman, the filmmaker's 60-year-old neighbor, a fundraiser and an activist with an intellectual disability. Both a study and a story, the film brings into the classroom a human drama that goes beyond the…
Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy
Buoyed by their profound friendship, two women with disabilities defy all odds to live independently in their own house. A rare look at a crises in an unusual relationship between two women with disabilities. The story moves beyond disability and…
Best Sister
Part of the Series: The Best Boy Trilogy - A Family Portrait
Best Sister completes the "Best Boy" trilogy of films. Released by filmmaker Ira Wohl in 2006, eight years after Best Man and 28 years after Best Boy, Best Sister concludes the story of adult, developmentally disabled Philly Wohl and his…
Best Man
Part of the Series: The Best Boy Trilogy - A Family Portrait
The second installment in the "Best Boy" trilogy, Best Man, was released in 1997, twenty years after Best Boy. Best Man picks up the thread of Philly's story when he is 70 years old and shows how he has not…
The Best Boy Trilogy - A Family Portrait
Thirty years ago, the world met filmmaker Ira Wohl's adult, mentally-retarded cousin Philly and his family in the groundbreaking, Oscar-winning feature documentary Best Boy. Now, as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Best Boy's original theatrical release, we are…
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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…
Kylie's Private World - Sex Education for Females with Learning Disabilities
A sex education video for girls and young women with learning disabilities. The video has strong emphasis on consent and how to say "No". Also emphasised is the use of condoms for safer sex. The topics covered are; Growing up…
Jason's Private World - Sex Education for Males with Learning Disabilities
A sex education video for boys and young men with learning disabilities. The video has strong emphasis on consent and how to both say "No" and understand when someone else says "No". Also emphasised is the use of condoms for…
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,…
The Story of Luke
A comedy about Luke, a young man with autism who embarks on a quest for a job and a girlfriend. Luke, 25, is autistic and lives a sheltered life with his grandparents. But his world is suddenly turned upside down…