Posts Categorized: video

Disability in the Movies

There have been plenty of movies that portray people with development disabilities. Generally, the impact they make on those of us who don’t know much about the particulars of what it’s like to live with a disability can be lasting. Many people get their information from the big and little screens and movie makers have…

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The Ability Factor

People with disabilities represent an untapped pool of skills that can enhance business. However, people with disabilities frequently face great barriers to work that go beyond physical obstacles — stereotypes and wrong assumptions often prevent this significant chunk of the world population from contributing to the economy. This animation was jointly produced by the International…

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Documen-taries

  Here are some documentaries that I  have come across and found to be both intriguing and thought-provoking in the way that they portray people with disabilities and their families maneuvering through this thing we call life. Including Samuel. A documentary from the families viewpoints depicting the struggles & triumphs of raising a person with a…

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A Call to Action!

End Poverty Wages. Value the Work of Direct Support Professionals Wage gaps, workforce shortages, retention and recruitment issues are threatening the quality of care and supports to Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Who will care for our most vulnerable residents, if we don’t take a stand and insist that Direct Support Professionals receive wages…

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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn_9f5x0f1Q&w=560&h=315] Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works – sharing her ability to “think in pictures”, which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism…

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Looking Past Limits

We often come across people like; parents, teachers, friends, family members, employers,…humans who see and interact with  people who experience a developmental, intellectual, or physical disability as limited by their circumstances. But what if we stopped seeing the limitations?  What if we expected more of each other (people with disabilities included)?  Can you imagine what…

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What Would You Do?

Imagine if you will, a family out enjoying dinner at a local restaurant. One of the kids has a hard time keeping still. The child may even be disruptive, complicate this with a customer who is insensitive and vocal,…What would you do? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9NaTdzt4M0&w=560&h=315]   Now imagine a person who experiences an intellectual disability working…

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Avocacy

  People experiencing disabilities are everywhere, included in the fabric of social life and public engagement, as a result of the A.D.A. However, these very same people often go unheard, unseen, ignored, and at worst, abused. The inception of the A.D.A. was just to get the door opened; now it’s time for fuller inclusion. To make…

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” Independence is happiness.” ~ Susan B. Anthony   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvRBVdLv7CA&w=560&h=315]   THE HISTORY OF INDEPENDENT LIVING The Independent Living (IL) movement began in the late 1960s and early 1970s when society was in the midst of a growing civil rights movement. Ed Roberts, one of the founders of the IL movement, was denied admission…

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Inspiring Indiviuals

I came across these videos of some amazing people. I was again reminded that human beings can do amazing things when not limited by small ideas. I encourage you to watch each when you get a chance, I guarantee that you will be inspired, moved and/or humbled as I was.     Nick Vujicic[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc4HGQHgeFE&w=560&h=315]  …

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