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Powerful suggestions for people who care about and support someone with a disability.

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Takes you inside the homes and lives of six parents who have various types of developmental disabilities. Find out what helps them succeed and which factors seem to contribute to the loss of their child!

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From ancient times to telethons to today's burgeoning disability movement, this traces the often-over-looked history of people with disabilities.


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Poignantly demonstrates how a human service manager prevents an overwhelmed case manager from delivering poor customer service.

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Documents the Nazi Regime horror with respect to its treatment of people with disabilities.

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Traces the historical origins of the social stereotypes and exclusionary practices toward people with disabilities.

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Pits teamwork and technology against the unpredictable forces of nature.

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Information for professionals that demonstrates many of the key points while using scenarios to cover the six most common disorders.

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Shows common examples of how to recognize and respond to requests for job accommodations in familiar job settings.

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Take a fun, yet very educational, journey with Nancy Shugart as she defines the three keys that every successful person with a disability has learned to master.

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Innovative and easy for teaching essential grooming and hygiene skills.

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Offers insight into ADD/HD's impact on both children and teachers.

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Explores the multiple uses of Augmentative Communication for pre-schoolers.

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Autism symptoms, behaviors, misconceptions, needed supports, treatment, IDEA and the responsibilities of educators and parents.

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From the perspective of a woman who lives with this often-misunderstood disorder and takes the viewer into an extraordinary journey inside autism.

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Features a corporate sensitivity trainer who helps teachers and professionals working with children that have cerebral palsy.

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Explores the impact of osteoporosis for individuals with physical disabilities.

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The video features job interview scenarios by people with various physical disabilities and is produced to increase employer sensitivity.

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The nation's leading experts will guide you in your search for a college where you can be successful, and explain specific steps for visiting, interviewing, applying, disclosing, and succeeding once you are in college.

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Helps a deaf child's parents choose an appropriate communication approach for their whole family.

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Learn to recruit, train and maintain personal assistants and other non-medical home caregivers.

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Addressing mental health problems in people with developmental disabilities.

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Explains what Dyslexia is, the different ways it can affect a child and numerous things that can be done to help a Dyslexic child succeed in the classroom.

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5th graders with autism spectrum and their school that has been recognized for its total inclusion of children with special needs in an inclusive classroom.

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Features two scenarios that help dispel misconceptions about employees and job candidates with disabilities.

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Spotlights 6 motivating pioneers who pushed past competitive employment limits

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Viewers learn the physical and behavioral characteristics, diagnostic tests, neurological and neurobehavioral symptoms for this disability.

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A charming older gentleman tells about the forty years he spent inside Mansfield Training School.

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A town, a school embrace inclusion! An inspiring story of one man's life.

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Use this new training program in any business or organization to teach staff how to interact and relate to people with disabilities.

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Business owners discuss the financial benefits of providing physical and program access to people with disabilities.

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This employment video is fast-moving and is designed to encourage employers and inspire people with disabilities.

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Encourage and motivate staff and people with disabilities to participate and succeed in community activities with "couch potato" Clyde.

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Educational and social inclusion of youth with disabilities.

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Training for essential strategies for persons with disabilities to effectively compete against other job candidates in the interviewing process.

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Helps people who have disabilities, which are not obviously detected, get the job they want.

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Job seekers receive tips on dealing effectively with interviewers who spend as much time focusing on an applicant's disabling condition as on a person's ability to do the job.

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Depicts professionals and families successfully collaborating for the greater good of individuals with disabilities.

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G gets to experience life with people who grasp the poignant dichotomy of his extraordinary strengths and his heartbreaking fragility.

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Hosted by children for children and viewers to educate about disabilities and assistive technology.

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Breaks down stereotypes of children and teenagers with physical differences and promotes discussion to educate peers.

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Documents the lives, experiences and humor of six working comedians who have various types of disabilities.


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Viewers learn the essentials of good customer service and the important role it plays in any service organization.

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Employer-focused DVD will introduce you to dozens of people with disabilities who describe how they found their paths to successful careers and why they love their jobs.

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This fast moving, youth-focused DVD features role models with disabilities in a wide range of employment settings.

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The role of direct support professionals in self-directed supports.

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A straightforward presentation that demonstrates ways to include persons with pervasive needs in their own planning meeting.

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Learn about positioning, turning and transferring patients with dignity and respect.

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Three minutes of training that can improve the way your organization provides services.

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Dr. Pomeranz decisively dispels the myth "they are children in adult bodies".

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Dr. Pomeranz focuses on the fundamental strategies of promoting independence and self-determination.

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This presentation is focused to provide "best practice approaches" which will assist in supporting others in diminishing the causes of anger.

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Founded in the maxim "an institution is not a place; it is a state of mind". Tom explains that individuals who have few valued relationships and few things of value are living an "institutional life".

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The four supported routine outcomes (facilitating connections, maximizing independence, enhancing self-worth, and producing self-determination) are detailed and their life enhancing effects are reviewed.

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Staff will learn 'Best Practice' approaches in transitioning classic day program services to a work oriented service model.

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Provides viewers with strategies to master Universal Languages as well as sensitively supporting others who struggle in using words of respect.

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Award winning play discusses what it is like to live with a brain injury.

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Presents rare archival footage and excerpts from interviews with individuals who once lived in institutions for people with mental retardation.

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Presents a riveting view of the institutional experience from the unique role of the parent.

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This video is intended to improve the performance of job coaches, placement specialists and employment consultants.

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Original video footage by children for children that increases understanding and awareness about disabilities and helps you promote inclusion.

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Follow the story of world-class weight lifter Jon Shapiro and his childhood sweetheart Holly James, both of whom were born with Down syndrome.

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For employers that have hired or are considering hiring someone with a disability, offers a real-life look at issues and solutions in the workplace.

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A core strength building program for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Use this outstanding video to train staff and community about disability etiquette.

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Teaches fundamental skills needed to succeed in any job.

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A thoughtful, hard hitting and at times, irreverent look at where people with disabilities have been and where they want to be.

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The story of Ronald - a 34-year old man with a developmental disability who leaves the institution where he has spent most of his years.

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Follow 5 dancers, amateur and professional, aged 7 to 80, as they introduce us into their world of dance.

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Explore how to encourage and support self-determination in four different settings.

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Susan Hamovitch tells about her family's dark secret: her brother Alan, who was born with Autism and a severe developmental disability.

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