Video of the Month Collection

A chronological collection of our Videos of the Month.

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Modern dance performance from Spain featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, about navigating through different situations, sometimes with and sometimes against the tide – always moving forward. 3:42-minutes.

October-November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Getting Over Failure

Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, talks about taking responsibility for your life. 1:19-minutes.

January 2017


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

December 2016

Love on the Spectrum

Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students living in Greenfield, Mass., discuss how autism affects their lives and relationship. See full New York Times article. 5:15-minutes.

November 2016

 Are You Planning to Vote?

People with disabilities have the right and the responsibilty to vote along with everyone else! 4:47-minutes

October 2016

 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

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ELOs at Hinsdale High School

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.

August 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

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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

“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.

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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. 11:44-minutes.

April 2016 (March is a series of three above)

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

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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. 5:20-minutes.

December 2015

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How to Find Work You Love

Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. 17:47-minutes.

November 2015

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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

Opening Doors and Hearts

“Opening Doors and Hearts”: Josh finds a place for himself in a new school through a simple act of sustained courtesy. 6:04-minutes.

September 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

Strengths of Students with Learning Disabilities and Other Disorders

What if we looked at “different types of order” instead of dis-orders. Neurodiversity is a continuum. 8:29-minutes

June 2015

Diversity in Alberta Schools: A Journey to Inclusion

From Alberta, Canada, an inspiring video about the province’s commitment to welcoming diversity in their schools. 5:49-minutes.

May 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

The Climb

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.

January 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

Assistive Technology in Action – Meet Jared

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.

November 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