Transition Videos Collection

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The Mayonnaise Jar

A professor gives an important lesson about using your time wisely and setting priorities in order to have a fulfilling life. Alternative title” A Valuable Lesson for a Happier Life.”

Can’t Touch This – COVID Parody

Dr. Quentin Lee, Alabama principal, sings a rap song about COVID to MC Hammer’s classic hit of “U Can’t Touch This.” As we are all getting back to school, in different forms, take a break and enjoy this parody!

Breakthrough

Daniel Bergmann, an undergraduate degree candidate at Harvard University with autism, tells the story of how childhood visits to The Met’s koi pond led to the most important breakthrough in his life. It was only when he learned to spell at age twelve, that he could tell his parents about his discovery.
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Advocating for Children with Learning Differences During Coronavirus

Families share their challenges in learning and living through the coronavirus pandemic, the benefits they’ve seen through collaborating with their students’ teachers and working as a team, and their concerns over what the future holds.

I Sued the School System

A passionate plea to rethink school in the 21st century. More political than our usual choices but an important message.

Dr. Lee Sings a Song About COVID-19

Dr. Quentin Lee, a high school principal in Alabama, sings a song of hope and encouragement about life with COVID-19.

Identifying Students’ Accommodation Needs

A special education teacher interviews a student to learn more about her academic strengths and weaknesses. The special education teacher introduces the idea of using the read-aloud accommodation in math.
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Mr. D: Raising the Bar Higher

Work develops self-confidence, independence, and self-discipline. A transition educator reflects on his role. More information on Mr. D and his program

Student-led IEP meeting, from the film “Garrett Shows: I’m in Charge”

Clip from Dan Habib’s film, Garrett Shows: I’m in Charge, showing a student-led IEP meeting.

Untapped

Clip from film, Untapped. It highlights an employer’s perspective on the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Medtronics, in Arizona, is a Project SEARCH site.

What ADHD Feels Like

Three BuzzFeed employees describe what is feels like to have ADHD, how they treat it, what they wish other people understood, and more.Also check out “17 Illustrations that are Incredibly Real for Anyone with ADHD,” also from BuzzFeed.

I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much

Stella Young was an Australian comedian and journalist who happened to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity.

Busting Myths

Working with young adults who experience disabilities, the California Transition Alliance created a public service announcement about busting myths about people with disabilities.

Developing Executive Function With Priority Lists

Explicitly modeling the process of prioritizing tasks builds students’ ability to organize and manage their time.

Mind Matters: Executive Functioning

A quick overview of executive function, your ability to organize and plan.

Disability Disclosure

The South Dakotans you are about to meet live with disabilities. Each decided whether or not to disclose that disability, at school, work and in social settings. The decisions are highly personal, and while these people are willing to disclose, they respect those who choose differently.

Talking About College

College faculty from several states talk about their experience with college students with intellectual disability in their classrooms.

How to Adult When You Have ADHD

Jessica has a video channel with TONS of videos about ADHD. She calls it her ADHD toolbox — a place to keep all the research-based strategies she’s learned about having and living with ADHD. She’s a happy person! Check out this one.

If You Want to Change the World, Start by Making Your Bed

Doing small things right leads to doing big things right. Excerpt from a University of Texas at Austin commencement address by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. Focus is on getting up, getting going, and never giving up.

ADHD Sucks, But Not Really

Salif Mahamane, a doctoral student at Utah State University, mixes personal experience with scientific evidence about the silver lining of ADHD. He draws on research findings and evolutionary theory to reframe ADHD and look at the tools it offers in today’s world, like natural brainstorming ability and resiliency.

Living & Loving With Autism | A Very Special Love Story

Young adults David and Lindsey are in love — and each has autism.

Who I Am

A public service announcement that features nine real people with disabilities. Rather than be defined by disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles — which includes working in jobs they love.

Intelligent Lives

Preview of a film from Dan Habib that explores how the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities became the norm, why this segregation is slowly being dismantled, and how some people with intellectual disabilities are blazing a bold new path.
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Transition Success: Natalie

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.

Freddie and Steven: Heads Together

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.

I Care By…

The “I Care By” campaign gives people specific, personal actions to support students with emotional/behavioral challenges, along with easy ways to share their actions on social media and encourage others to do the same.

ADHD as a Difference in Cognition, Not a Disorder

Stephen Tonti, a college senior with ADHD, celebrates being “attention-different” as opposed to being attention-deficit.

Dyslexia

Antoinette, a 9th grader in Utah, identifies some dyslexic geniuses and works to change our perspective on dyslexia.

Are You Planning to Vote

People with disabilities have the right and the responsibility to vote along with everyone else!
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How to Disagree with People

Kid President offers six steps to learning how to disagree with people without making everybody feel terrible.

How Disabilities are Changing Big Business

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.

Disability Sensitivity Training

Have you or your friends been in any of these situations? Gentle yet pointed humor, and practical suggestions.

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit

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.

Ten Ways to Have a Better Conversation

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.

Work Early, Work Often: Students

Hear from a young professional how her early work experiences helped lead to long-term success.
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Work Early, Work Often: Employers

Listen to employers discuss how exposing young adults with disabilities to real work experiences can help to meet the needs of a business and improve their bottom line.

Work Early, Work Often: Parents

Watch a powerful story unfold as a mother describes “letting go” when her son entered the world of work.

Thank You, Mom | Tough Love

Students conquer their daily challenges and become masters of their sports. Everyone benefits from an adult who believes in them.
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Kid President’s 20 Things We Should Say More Often

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?
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What I’ve Learned from my Autistic Brothers

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.

I got 99 problems… palsy is just one

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.
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End the Awkward

Re-enactments of real-life awkward moments that people with disabilities have experienced when out socializing, dating or at work.
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Student Success: Self Advocacy for Students with Learning Difficulties

Self-advocacy means you solve your own problems.
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Disclosing Your Disability

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.
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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.
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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.

Normal Sucks

Normal masquerades as a universal human truth. It’s got to go. Difference is essential. Difference is the universal human truth. Every human being has value and every human being has the right to be different. Celebrate the power of different. ‍A new video from Jonathan Mooney.

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Michael’s Journey

Michael was diagnosed with autism at age three. While spoken words confused and agitated him, written words gave a nonverbal boy a voice.
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Attitude – It’s Your Choice

“Attitude – It’s Your Choice” is about positive and negative attitudes.