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Education

AIM for Families | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials
From cast.org
http://aim.cast.org/learn/aim4families
Access information and resources for families and students on topics such as AIM (accessible instructional material) at home and at school, assistive technology, and alternate-format learning materials.

The Miracle Worker
Trailer
The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Employment

Pursuit of Happyness
Trailer
A homeless, struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

Skills to Pay the Bills
From dol.gov
http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/softskills/
"Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism. 

Health

This is Health Care Transition
Web Site
Growing up and becoming an adult is difficult for all youth, but can be especially challenging for young people with special health care needs. This video was developed to help youth and young adults with chronic health conditions and their families be better prepared for adulthood, especially the move from pediatric to adult-oriented health care. It was developed through a contract from Children's Medical Services to the University of Florida.

Run time: 29 minutes (2007)

Talking With Your Doctor
Web Site
This video teaches teens how communicate effectively with health care providers so that they answer teens' questions and give the information and supports teens need to be more in charge of their own health. Teens will also learn how prepare and give health care providers the information they need to give teens the best possible medical care.

Run time: 18 minutes

One Heart, Many Voices
Web Site
This video describes the mission and vision of Family Voices, a national grassroots network of families and friends speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs.

Run time: 7 minutes (2002)

Health Care Transition: Jim’s Story
Web Site
Transition is never easy, however this process is usually more difficult for young adults with special health care needs who have been receiving care from specialized pediatric treatment settings and providers. This video looks at how Jim and his family prepared for health care transition and their current efforts to complete the process.

Run time: 10 minutes (2001)

Transition to Adulthood With a Chronic Illness
Trailer
Watch this transition video series for helpful tips from patients, doctors and nurse practitioners on how to make the transition to adulthood with a chronic illness as smooth as possible. It was developed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Penn Transition Program.

Run time: 14 minutes (seven 2:00 clips)

Legal & Advocacy

ADA 20th Anniversary Video Series
From Tash.org
http://www.tash.org/ADAanniversary.htm
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with TASH as we interview those at the forefront of the disability rights movement in a special ADA 20th Anniversary Video Series. Every two weeks, TASH will release a video interview from a leading figure in the movement. This is part of a year-long celebration that also includes the 2010 Symposium for Change, October 12, in Washington, D.C.

Transportation

Recreation

Blind Side
Trailer
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Blindsight
Trailer
Six blind Tibetan teenagers climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer.

Disabled-world.com
From Disabled-world.com
http://www.disabled-world.com
From persons who are newly disabled to those born with a disability; Disabled World provides a free Disability Community, resources, information, and assistance.

Fellowship of the Andes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0889185
In 2001, climber Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind man to summit Mount Everest. In June 2006 he guided a team of blind and visually impaired students across the Andes. The film shows how Erik and three of the blind students make their way across the Andes towards the ruins of the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu.

Jupiter's Dance
Trailer
Jupiter's Dance takes viewers on an exhilarating jaunt through the ghettos of Kinshasa to meet musicians who struggle to emerge from the chaos: rappers, handicapped bluesmen, griots, street children, inventors of instruments, and ndombolo musicians. Jupiter, the charismatic leader of the band Okwess International, serves as guide and narrator as he describes his city and his long battle to break out of the ghetto with his music.

Kennedy Center Celebrates the Americans with Disabilities Act
From kennedy-center.org
Web Site
VSA & Accessibility present More of Our Parts, 6 new plays about disability in 70 minutes, in celebration of the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Social Development

The Miracle Worker
Trailer
The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Profoundly Normal
Trailer
A made-for-television movie about two people who are mildly mentally retarded, fall in love, and have a son. It is based on the real lives of the Thornton family, who spend a great deal of their time travelling around and explaining to others about their experience and lives.

Independent Living

Profoundly Normal
Trailer
A made-for-television movie about two people who are mildly mentally retarded, fall in love, and have a son. It is based on the real lives of the Thornton family, who spend a great deal of their time travelling around and explaining to others about their experience and lives.

Pursuit of Happyness
Trailer
A homeless, struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

Government

Technology

AIM for Families | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials
From cast.org
http://aim.cast.org/learn/aim4families
Access information and resources for families and students on topics such as AIM (accessible instructional material) at home and at school, assistive technology, and alternate-format learning materials.


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