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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

Sue Pratt on Finding a Housing Solution

Sue discusses how perseverance and understanding her son’s wants and needs led to finding a housing situation that was right for him.

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April 2016 165 Community Supports, Connecting Youth, Family Support, Housing Voices of Experience

How to Make SSI Work for You: Simply Said

This youth- and family-friendly video focuses on how to find help available to youth and young adults with disabilities after they leave high school. Several federal government programs including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Work Incentives, and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provide benefits or support to eligible youth as they work toward their postsecondary and employment goals. Youth and families can use the information they learn to plan ahead and apply for the benefits and supports they need after high school.

  • Part of the Simply Said Series
  • Topics: Adult Services, Benefit Programs and Supports, Career Development, Community Supports, Independent Living, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Work Incentives
  • Duration: 4 min
View - How to Make SSI Work for You: Simply Said
June 2015 497 Adult Services, Benefit Programs and Supports, Career Development, Community Supports, Independent Living, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Work Incentives Simply Said

Dao Xiong on Advice to Asian-American Parents

Dao Xiong shares advice for other Asian-American families who have youth with disabilities.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Asian-American Parents, Intellectual Disability, Community Supports, Family Support, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 5 min
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April 2015 122 Asian-American Parents, Intellectual Disability, Community Supports, Family Support, Preparing for Employment Voices of Experience

Meet Hassan Samantar

Meet Hassan Samantar, a parent advocate at PACER Center who serves Minnesota’s Somali population. In this series of videos, Hassan provides historical context for why Somali families came to America, discusses the challenges many Somali families face when having a child with a disability, and offers advice to Somali families who have transition-age youth.

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April 2015 264 Somali Parents, Community Supports, Perseverance Voices of Experience

History of the Disability Movement in the United States

A dry but informative presentation by University of Kansas Professor Michael Wehmeyer that characterizes the history of people with disabilities, particularly people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as having 3 distinct waves. Firstly, the Professional Movement, predominant from 1850 to mid 20th century; secondly, the Parent Movement that emerged in the 1950s; and thirdly, the Self-Determination Movement.

  • Topics: Community Inclusion, Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Community Supports, Family Support, Health, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination, Special Education, Transportation
  • Duration: 9 min
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February 2015 372 Community Inclusion, Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Community Supports, Family Support, Health, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination, Special Education, Transportation

Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services

It won't be long until you are out of high school and on to post-secondary education or work. The time to prepare for that big step forward is now. In this short Simply Said video, you’ll learn how your local Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) counselor can help you be successful at school, at work, and in the community. All you need to do is ask!

  • Part of the Simply Said Series
  • Topics: Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Supports, Postsecondary Education
  • Duration: 4 min
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February 2014 3269 Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Supports, Postsecondary Education Simply Said

Understanding Assistive Technology

The Minnesota STAR Program and PACER Center present the definition of Assistive Technology in easy-to-understand language. This video explains what Assistive Technology is where you can go the find out more.

  • Part of the Simply Said Series
  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Community Supports
  • Duration: 3 min
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November 2010 32594 Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Community Supports Simply Said

Understanding Assistive Technology Loan Libraries

The Minnesota STAR Program and PACER Center present an easy-to-understand video explaining what Assistive Technology Loan libraries are and where to find them. You'll be taken step by step through the process of borrowing an item and learn where you can find your closest library to you.

  • Part of the Simply Said Series
  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Community Supports
  • Duration: 3 min
View - Understanding Assistive Technology Loan Libraries
November 2010 4918 Assistive Technology, Community Supports Simply Said