Climbing has helped Georgia, a woman on the autism spectrum, to confront her issues and realize that, for her, ‘normal’ just isn’t.
After struggling with many treatment options, a family decides to give their son medical cannabis to lessen the effects of his autism.
When he was a toddler, Alonzo suffered a brain injury. It forever changed the way he interprets the world around him.
An animated documentary that explores the challenges of growing up and living with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Roman doesn’t speak – not a word in 26 years. But the joy he takes in filming and being filmed is one expression of his life with autism.
This groundbreaking documentary, made in 1970, focuses on Georgia, a four-year-old with Autism in her special education class.
If acting wasn’t a hard enough job to land, throw in being disabled and see what reaction you’d get.
Adam, a young man on the spectrum, talks about the things he enjoys most – including sirens, roller coasters and car washes.
Riley was brutally beaten in a bias crime because of his developmental disability. Such a bias crime is not unusual.
A music video of improvisational musicians from a Hamburg community of people with developmental disabilities.
Anders and Harri are best friends. Anders is obsessed with trains. They decide to go to Getå, scene of Sweden’s worst train disaster.
Andrew is somewhat verbal and can do most basic self-care tasks. He craves the same independence that his brother and sister enjoy.
A boy has a little sister with Angelman Syndrome. Through a poem he wrote, we see the strong bond that exists between them.
Joshua, an 18-year-old diagnosed with autism, overcomes his personal struggles while becoming a champion at the sport he loves.
An Academy Award nominated documentary on a woman with autism’s inner world, her writing, and the friends she makes.
In the Somali refugee population of Minnesota, many American-born children are being diagnosed with severe Autism.
This video might make you think what people’s lives could be like if we focused more on their abilities, rather than their disabilities.
Funny and heart-wrenching – peoples’ candid and articulate self-awareness quickly shatter preconceptions of the disabled.
What Ben likes about acting is “staring at people, speaking like an American and acting as a different person.”
Clark seeks to understand his own difference through his fascination with Sasquatch and Superman.
A strong mosaic narration representing three people of different ethnic origin having a physical or mental disability.
An inspiring portrayal of adolescence, which takes an intimate look at a 15-year-old growing up in a small town.
Two young rowers with intellectual disabilities thrive on the companionship and routine that comes with being part of a team.
Brandon lives in a silent world of deafness and autism. He moves to an uncomplicated rhythm.
At an Edinburgh bakery, a community of workers makes a variety of organic breads for delivery to shops in the city.
The story of the conflicted relationship between two men coping with the consequences of severe brain injury.
A young adult with severe autism, Alex is functionally non-verbal and makes what we in the verbal world call art.
Brian is a 26-year-old man who is on the spectrum. He was bullied growing up and found himself turning to substances to cope.
The story of a unique art studio which gives artistic and cultural opportunities to artists with disabilities.
A unique insight of a bright young man, who surprisingly survived his near fatal accident and is able to tell his story with brutal honesty.
A personal look into the lives of three couples with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Burt is a man who survived decades of inhuman treatment to become a person who enjoys life to the fullest.
Follow Jayden, a two and half year old diagnosed with autism, through his first months of school in the Bronx.
A look into the life and talent of hip-hop artist Cam Lasley.
Ben is a young man looking for a relationship but wonders if the fact that he has autism changes the way girls relate to him.
With a congenital condition which is never named, we see how Carl supports the community and the community supports Carl.
Social butterfly, fun-loving, theatrical Celeste enjoys watching back episodes of her favorite soap operas.
A story about a young boy with autism named Tyler Doi who loves wind chimes.
James, born with Fragile X Syndrome, finds joy in the smallest things and uses his gift of comedic timing to inspire others.
Despite medical hardships, learning disability and challenges “fitting in” with peers, Ben’s love for life and for music shines.
Corey shines as he tells the story of his new life as an artist living with a brain injury.
In Cuba, a group of mothers bring their children with Down syndrome to perform with joy and verve in a park for a public audience.
Madrid dance troop Danza Down enchants audiences with classical ballet, traditional Spanish dance and musical theatre performances.
Portrait-in-motion of a troupe of young adult dancers with Down syndrome.
Tanner discusses the time when he learned about his diagnosis of being autistic, and how it has actually helped him.
Identical twins born only three minutes apart are separated by a large distinction: Ella has Down syndrome while Eavan does not.
An uplifting and courageous glimpse into a young woman with Down syndrome and her daily struggles.
Showcases the work of a photographer who featured people with Down syndrome in a high fashion photo spread.
Drag is about transformation. It’s about freedom of expression. But “Drag Syndrome” goes a step further.
Despite medical hardships and intellectual challenges, people with Williams embrace life, and everyone around them.
A glimpse into the lives of two young individuals with Down syndrome living happy and fulfilling lives.
Actors with learning disabilities rehearse an acclaimed play by Claire Luckham, “The Choice”, a play about abortion.
Can individuals with developmental disabilities be good parents? A profile of Clement & Karen and their two children.
We focus on 4 men raising children with various disabilities as they share their hopes, dreams, joys and challenges.
We see the love, admiration and enormous devotion between two brothers once separated by the Willowbrook State School.
Eleven-year-old Anne is a beautiful girl. The kind of girl you can’t take your eyes off. And the longer you look, the more you see her ‘tics’.
An inspiring, heart-warming story about Cory: a brilliant and talented 11 year-old boy with autism with a passion for dogs.
This film documents the inhumane conditions faced by individuals with disabilities in grossly neglectful psychiatric facilities.
Go inside the life of a woman with a developmental disability who is struggling to raise three children who also have disabilities.
Free follows the path to freedom of people with intellectual disabilities that are locked away in Croatian institutions.
This documentary follows Kyle as he prepares to compete in the 2014 Washington State Special Olympics.
A mother’s mental strength is tested when she enrolls her son with autism in an ice skating program.
For a boy who feels puddles are as dangerous as whirlpools, how can being submerged in a pool be relaxing?
Harry has Autism and signs of muscular dystrophy. His lifestyle has not been forced on him – quite in contrast, he has even chosen it.
Zack Childers is an athlete with cerebral palsy. He was told at a young age by doctors that he would never walk without a walker.
A family with a daughter with autism sells everything and goes to live in the jungles of Trinidad to make their daughter happy.
A look into the dedication of direct support professionals during and after hurricane Katrina. For months they put others before themselves.
Explore the significance of difference and equality in the life of Eliza, a 20 year old woman living with Down syndrome.
The How’s Your News? team follows the 2004 presidential campaign trail from Ohio to Florida leading up to the election.
The “How’s Your News?” crew are at it again with their insightful and hilarious coverage of the 2004 Presidential campaign.
A personal mini-documentary on the thoughts of the filmmaker’s brother Wataru Kubo, who has autism.
Ziggy loves wigs, guitars and David Bowie. She has a hundred skills and one handicap.
Libby provides some insight about the joys of living with her best friend, and big brother, Max, who has Down syndrome.
This is a portrait of two artists with intellectual disabilities who use their art to express themselves and reflect the world as they see it.
A glimpse into the working lives of three neuro-divergent artists and their understanding of themselves and their craft.
Ingrid’s big goal is to hang glide. Her journey to the edge of the precipice took hard work, perseverance and character.
Dane shares his personal story of life with autism, using musical performance and informative dialogue.
This film takes a rare look at the controversial subject of parents with intellectual disabilities and their children.
An inspirational short documentary about a boy with Down syndrome and his love of baseball.
Jason is on the autism spectrum, but this doesn’t stop him from enjoying a busy and active life in his home state of Iowa.
Jeffrey has a certain flair and a passion to be with people, to help others and enjoy life!
Jess is a true creative with a unique style of her own and the confidence to show her creations to the world.
Jarell is a teenager with autism who has learned to use hip-hop dance as a means to communicate his true self to the world.
An affable chap, Jonathan takes a huge amount of pride in representing Thames in the Special Olympics.
Karla has the sweetest big brother she could hope for. Nordahl loves cuddles and he’s a fun playmate. He also needs lots of care.
An intimate portrait of a family in Iowa whose lives begin to change when their first son is diagnosed with a rare behavioral disorder.
Meet the artists of La Tinaia, a center for expressive activities located in Florence, Italy.
Watch the remarkable story of how Tim Sharp found his voice through art and became an international sensation with Laser Beak Man.
A child who was never expected to walk or speak overcomes incredible odds to become an accomplished visual artist.
In 1990, a group of 12 athletes with developmental disabilities began an expedition to ascend Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak.
A realistic and loving portrait of Marni and Kris, who were married in 1993 and live in NYC.
The story of what happens when four young men with autism from a public school, are chosen to pilot a college inclusion program in NYC.
Lori and Peter are showing how people with intellectual disabilities can live, work and thrive in a community.
Experience the loving relationship of a mother and her adult son as they hike 900 miles in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
An insight into the life of Lydian Dunbar an electronic music artist who also works in theatre and creates cross platform artwork.
In this story, Max is the principal dancer in a choreographed work that is inspired by the watery world of his dreams.
“Mark” will question our tendency to rush through life, while we ignore beauty and fulfillment in the many instances that pass us by.
Martin is severely brain damaged due to a car accident, and can no longer move or speak. Martin used to live life in the fast lane.
Zach is simply asking the world to listen and to see his little brother, Cam, for ‘who he is’ and not just by ‘how he is’.
Step into Nikau’s colorful world as he turns to his animator Dad to help fulfill aspirations of bringing the character Munch Jr. to life.
An introduction to Zulu P, a group of four rappers with developmental challenges who create some wild beats.
A hand-drawn animation exploring a mother’s natural concerns for her son Joel and his transition into adulthood.
Moyzee is a singer-songwriter who uses his songs as a platform to be heard. A die-hard romantic, many of his songs revolve around love.
Brian is a teenager with autism who indulges his imagination by creating characters, sculptures, and creatures from twist-ties.
Jamie has a learning disability and despite being close to nonverbal, he demonstrates charisma, humor and emotional sensitivity.
An insight into two brothers: acclaimed Aboriginal actor Aaron Pedersen, and Vinnie, who has an intellectual disability.
Explore the complexities of expression as autistic artist Larry Bissonnette moves between speech, typing and painting.
A young girl tries to understand why her brother, who has autism, is not like the other children and gives her version of the facts.
A father-son fishing duo from Brooklyn go fishing in Jamaica Bay, Queens. Little Sal uses fishing to connect to the world.
A fast paced, stream of consciousness insight into the day-to-day journey of a person with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Soon after college, mental illness interrupted Bud Clayman’s dreams of a filmmaking career.
When a Minneapolis theater company put on a show titled “Rise of the Celebretards,” people with disabilities took action.
Meet Eddie. He’s a seventeen-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome. He’s stubborn and charming, funny and sometimes temperamental.
35 people answer the same one question: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?
Laura, Tim W and Tim S were born with developmental disabilities and are now living outside an institution for the first time.
A theatre group prepares for a large-scale spectacle, to be staged in a stadium for an audience of 5,000 people.
To Paul, Thames is a place where he feels especially connected and empowered. People in the Thames community know Paul.
The Random 1 team meets Kevin, a shy, young man with an intellectual disability. He has a simple request: help him find his first date.
Mark Boerebach, a nearly blind recluse with Autism, gets to show his amazing music chart recall on a live TV quiz show.
As a 12-year-old grapples with identity, his family faces the emotional realities of his autism diagnosis.
A recycling plant in Warsaw that provides jobs for people with learning difficulties, who would find it difficult to get work.
Seagulls Football Club exists to provide opportunities to people with an intellectual disability in the suburbs of Melbourne.
Since childhood Ryan, an artist on the spectrum, has been perfecting the expression of his singular subject: TRAINS.
A couple shares their personal thoughts on love and marriage 3 months before their wedding, in this candid and touching portrait.
Siblings is a touching look inside the world of those who have grown up with a brother or sister with a developmental disability.
Simon gives us a glimpse into the world of deafness and autism. We see a gentle, hardworking man, interested in the world around him.
Two young adults with FASD spend a day exploring Seattle and discussing the difficult realities of living with a preventable disability.
As Matthew becomes the drag queen, Mrs. Sparkle, he shares what the transformation means to him.
“Spectrum” combines live action and animation to reveal the underlying sensory differences that create an autistic perspective.
“Spectrum” combines live action and animation to explore the inner sensory experience of autism.
A unique group of performers with intellectual disabilities prepare for their first public performance at the Sydney Opera House.
The story of world-class weight lifter Jon Shapiro and his childhood sweetheart Holly James.
At the age of 57, Anand’s aspergers diagnosis brought a sense of validation with a lingering sadness.
Lou may have Down’s Syndrome but she is more than capable of looking after herself and she longs for independence.
This film gives a view into the lives of children with autism at home and at school, and profiles the efforts of parents and teachers.
20 year-old artist Kayah Guenther explores his strength and masculinity through dance.
A ride through the psychedelic sights and sounds of a theme park as you are slowly worn down by the will of young man with autism.
Through the lens of Down syndrome, Zion captures the heart and soul of his family, nature and friends on canvas and ceramics.
A young woman with autism details how playing a tuba in the streets of Atlanta has helped her define her voice as an activist.
Andrew Pullen collects light globes. He has well over 10,000 of them in one of the world’s largest private collections.
A group of women explore their own lives and memories through drawings and animations the director created from their artwork.
After epileptic seizures as a baby, Agnes was suspected of having autism. Her mother, a filmmaker, focuses on the inner family sphere.
There were days when I was made fun of, picked on, and treated mean. From these experiences came the idea of The Imagifriends.
Auteur Lorcan Hopper will stop at nothing to see his semi-autobiographical soap opera brought to life.
A short film about autism and identity featuring writer and director Sharif Persaud.
The story of 32 people who were employed by Texas-based Henry’s Turkey Service without proper compensation.
Brothers and sisters have a unique window into each other’s world especially when one of the siblings in the family has autism.
An insightful and soul-touching film about Jon, a 40-year old man, severely and profoundly affected by Down syndrome.
Shows how independent and informed a young man with Down syndrome can be. The film gives a glimpse into a life to be proud of.
Celebrate the life of a person with a developmental disability who has become a valued member of the mainstream community.
This auto-biographical documentary follows the filmmaker as he bids farewell to the housing he has lived in for eight years.
Rachel writes a letter to her future children describing her experiences of caring for her big brother.
We follow Topsy and Dave as they grasp the idea of marriage, what it means to them and how things will change.
“Track by Track” follows the story of Kendall Collins, an 18-year-old sketch artist with autism who is on the brink of adulthood.
A story about Kevin, a man with mental illness resulting from brain injury. His short term memory causes confusion and anxiety.
This live-action/animated documentary explores the relationship between Vas and his older sister Christine.
A playful and unsentimental portrait of Rene, a young man with Down syndrome, made by his close friend Duane Graves.
“Ups Not Downs” shows how one family in the UK deals with day-to-day life with a child with Down syndrome.
Illustrated by sand paintings, the film dives into the hidden world of Veronika, a child with autism and multiple physical disabilities.
Del Rae attends church, volunteers and participates in water aerobics. She also takes care of two women with Down syndrome.
Wayne, a man with limited communication skills, learns the harsh reality of love and romance.
For students practicing interviewing techniques, a simple question receives surprisingly diverse and complex answers.
Young adults interview their parents about what it was like when they were children.
24 people answer the same question: “If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?”
A touching, personal and sensitive poem written by Nancy Brown & Vicky Reaves and recited / performed by Nadirah McFadden.
“Where’s Molly?” – Since he was 6 years old, Jeff Daly kept asking that question about his only sister.
Focusing on an institution located in Staten Island, NY, this film, with reporter, Geraldo Rivera, was one of the first exposés on local TV.
Wojtek is a Star Wars fan with dreams of becoming a pilot. Together with his dad they achieve what only a few accomplish.
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