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Should we build new institutions?

Research indicates that people with disabilities have better outcomes when they have supports to live in the community rather than living in institutions, however, initiatives to create new institutional lving settings are being proposed in many U.S. communities. This video considers whether that is a good idea. It is adapted from the white paper "Community Living and Participation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: What the Research Tells Us," from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

  • Topics: Community Inclusion, Community Supports, Disability Rights, Housing, Independent Living, Autism, Intellectual Disability
  • Duration: 5 min
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October 2017 68 Community Inclusion, Community Supports, Disability Rights, Housing, Independent Living, Autism, Intellectual Disability

How Asperger's Works

This video offers tips to motivate your child with Asperger's using the "Sensory Funnel."

  • Topics: Autism, Self-Awareness, Social Skills
  • Duration: 3 min
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December 2016 1812 Autism, Self-Awareness, Social Skills

The Single Greatest Skill I Have Ever Learned In My Life

Reframing and changing your perspective using positivity promotes success in all aspects of life.

  • Topics: Autism, Self-Awareness, Social Skills
  • Duration: 3 min
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August 2016 4288 Autism, Self-Awareness, Social Skills

Meet Sue Pratt

Meet Sue Pratt, well respected leader in the parent advocacy movement and mother of an adult with autism. In her series of videos Sue shares stories and insights about understanding autism and being a strong advocate for her son as he made the transition from school to living in the community.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Autism, Intellectual Disability, Supportive Adults, Perseverance, Impact of Disability on Family
  • Duration: 2 min
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April 2016 415 Autism, Intellectual Disability, Supportive Adults, Perseverance, Impact of Disability on Family Voices of Experience

Sue Pratt on Understanding Autism

Sue discusses the importance of understanding the communication and verbal processing challenges persons with autism may experience.

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April 2016 222 Autism, Communication Challenges, Celebrating Differences Voices of Experience

Dillan's Path

Every autistic person's path is unique. For Dillan, the dedication of his loved ones, years of hard work and his iPad made a big difference in how he connects with others.

  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Autism, Communication Challenges
  • Duration: 4 min
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April 2016 1071657 Assistive Technology, Autism, Communication Challenges

How TV Can Help Kids Improve Social Skills

Does your child have trouble picking up social cues? Watching TV with him may be a good way to help him learn and practice social skills. In this video, an expert shows a mom how to use TV to help her 10-year-old son better understand emotions, behavior and sarcasm.

  • Topics: Social Skills, Family Support, Connecting Youth, Autism
  • Duration: 9 min
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March 2015 350 Social Skills, Family Support, Connecting Youth, Autism

Larry Clay’s Success Story

This video highlights the successful transition to employment of Larry Clay, a young man with autism. With the support of his family, school, state vocational rehabilitation plan, and Social Security's Ticket to Work program, Larry has left his SSI cash benefits behind, is working full-time, and feels great about himself and his job.

  • Topics: Autism, Employment, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives
  • Duration: 8 min
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October 2014 5523 Autism, Employment, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives

Autism Stories: Adults on the Spectrum

Mike works every Thursday as the DJ at a radio station in New York. Mike talks about how working at the radio station makes him feel important and it gives him a sense of purpose.

  • Topics: Autism, Employment, Accommodations
  • Duration: 1 min
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July 2012 55573 Autism, Employment, Accommodations