Transition Videos Collection

A sortable collection of our transition Videos of the Month. Watch them for ideas, inspiration, and to start discussions.

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. 6:00-minutes June 2020 Video of the Month


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. 0:52-minutes April-May 2020 Video of the Month

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. 3:16-minutes February-March 2020 Video of the Month

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 3:35-minutes January 2020 Video of the Month

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. 10:14-minutes October-November 2019 Video of the Month

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. 2:37-minutes September 2019 Video of the Month


From Dan Habib on Vimeo. Clip from Dan Habib’s film, Untapped. It highlights an employer’s perspective on the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Medtronics, in Arizona, is a Project SEARCH site. 4:59-minutes June-July 2019 Video of the Month

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. 2:44-minutes May 2019 Video of the Month

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. 9:16 minutes (longer than usual but really good) April 2019 Video of the Month  

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. 4:29 minutes March 2019 Video of the Month  

Developing Executive Function With Priority Lists

Developing Executive Function With Priority Lists. Explicitly modeling the process of prioritizing tasks builds students’ ability to organize and manage their time. 3:49-minutes February 2019 Video of the Month

Mind Matters: Executive Functioning

Mind Matters: Executive Function. A quick overview of executive function, your ability to organize and plan. 6:14-minutes November 2018 Video of the Month

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. 8:20-minutes May 2018 Video of the Month

Talking About College

College faculty from several states talk about their experience with college students with intellectual disability in their classrooms. 1:57-minutes April 2018 Video of the Month

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. 4:07-minutes March 2018 Video of the Month

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. 6:00-minutes February 2018 Video of the Month

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. 13:22-minutes December 2017 Video of the Month

Living and loving with Autism video

Living & Loving With Autism | A Very Special Love Story

Young adults David and Lindsey are in love — and each has autism. From Good Morning America. 4:41-minutes January 2018 Video of the Month


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. More about the Campaign for Disability Employment. 1:00 minute November 2017 Video of the Month

Intelligent Lives

Preview of a new 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. 14:51 minutes June-Sept 2017 Video of the Month

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. 5:22-minutes May 2017 Video of the Month


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. 3:01-minutes April 2017 Video of the Month


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. Check out to learn more. 1:33-minutes March 2017 Video of the Month


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. 13:36-minutes February 2017 Video of the Month



Antoinette, a 9th grader in Utah, identifies some dyslexic geniuses and works to change our perspective on dyslexia. 2:04-minutes December 2016 Video of the Month


Are You Planning to Vote?

People with disabilities have the right and the responsibility to vote along with everyone else! 4:47-minutes October 2016 Video of the Month


How to Disagree with People

Kid President offers six steps to learning how to disagree with people without making everybody feel terrible. -5:09-minutes- September 2016


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. -9:45-minutes and worth watching- July 2016


Disability Sensitivity Training

Have you or your friends been in any of these situations? Gentle yet pointed humor, and practical suggestions. -3:40-minutes- June 2016


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. -9:24-minutes- May 2016


Ten Ways to Have a Better Conversation

TED talks display very small at first: start playing to get a full screen version. 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 Video of the Month


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. -1:00-minute- February 2016


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? -3:31-minutes- January 2016


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. -5:20-minutes- December 2015


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. -14:13-minutes- October 2015


End the Awkward

Re-enactments of real-life awkward moments that people with disabilities have experienced when out socializing, dating or at work. -1:59-minutes- August 2015


Student Success: Self Advocacy for Students with Learning Difficulties

Self-advocacy means you solve your own problems. -4:16-minutes- July 2015


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. -5:58-minutes- April 2015


Students at the Center: Extended Learning Opportunities at Pittsfield Middle High School

“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- March 2015


A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

“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- February 2015


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. From Digital Storytelling – Families Around New Hampshire. -2:54-minutes- December 2014


The Power of Dyslexia

Famous people with dyslexia. It’s all text and pictures set to music, no dialogue. -4:03 minutes- -October 2014-

Attitude – It’s Your Choice

“Attitude – It’s Your Choice” is about positive and negative attitudes. -4:10 minutes- September 2014