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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
See how students find and explore their own passions outside of the classroom with ELOs. Pittsfield is northeast of Concord, NH.
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.