Video of the Month Collection
A chronological collection of our Videos of the Month.
At the time of this video, Natalie was a college senior with autism, living on campus, and a member of a sorority. Prior to graduating, she completed a summer internship in California, did volunteer work, and participated in service learning projects. 5:22-minutes.
Stephen, an English rapper, and Freddie, a former captain of the England cricket team, talk about their own experiences of mental health and the benefits of speaking openly. From Heads Together, spearheaded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. 3:01-minutes.
Highlights three students with three different ELOs, and the video itself was an ELO in video production for a fourth student. Hinsdale offers ELOs to all students with no barriers based on learning abilities or styles. 6:19-minutes.
After decades as a niche market people with disabilities have become a driving force in technology and innovation at Google, TD Bank and many others. 9:45-minutes and worth watching.
Can we break bad habits simply by being more curious about them? Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and a tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving. 9:24-minutes.
“Work Early, Work Often” is a video series that highlights the importance of work and work-based experiences in a person’s transition to adulthood. Usually we highlight one video a month. This series of three worked too well together to break up. Each video is about three minutes long.
Conversational competence may be one of our most under-taught skills. A radio host shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations, among them: honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. 11:44-minutes.
April 2016 (March is a series of three above)
Kid President believes the things we say can help make the world more awesome. Here he shares a list of 20 things we should say more often. What would you add? 3:31-minutes.
Faith Jegede tells the story of growing up with her two brothers, both autistic — and both extraordinary. She reminds us to pursue a life beyond what is normal. 5:20-minutes.
An Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled. 14:13-minutes.
When should you tell an employer you have a disability? How should you do it? How might employers and co-workers react? Telling others about your disability is an important and sometimes difficult hurdle a person who wants a job must face. See how others handle it. 5:58-minutes
“Students at the Center: Extended Learning Opportunities at Pittsfield Middle High School”: See how students find and explore their own passions outside of the classroom with ELOs. Pittsfield is northeast of Concord, NH. 15:04 minutes.
“A Pep Talk from Kid President to You”: We all need a little encouragement every now and then. Kid President, knowing this, has put together a video you can play each morning as you wake up or share with a friend who needs a kick in the right direction. 3:27 minutes.
The story of Luca Galimberti, who climbed Monte Rosa mountain on a cross-country sledge for paraplegic people, using his arm strength only. Luca is affected by adrenoleukodystrophy and by Addison’s disease. 6:59 minutes.
Michael was diagnosed with autism at age three. While spoken words confused and agitated him, written words gave a nonverbal boy a voice. From Digital Storytelling – Families Around New Hampshire. 2:54-minutes.
Jared is a young man with cerebral palsy who is able to control his entire computer and run his graphic arts business through a sip and puff switch. 3:55 minutes.