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The Truth about Sitting – Partnership in Wellness

This video was produced by the Partnership in Wellness project at the U of MN's Research and Training Center on Community Living. It is part of a universally-designed health curriculum for adults who require ongoing daily supports, have limited reading skills, and would benefit from learning about improved nutrition, activity, and relationships.

  • Topics: Health, Independent Living
  • Duration: 3 min
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January 2017 87 Health, Independent Living

Who Helps You Coordinate Your Health Care?

Teens discuss who helps them coordinate their own health care and the strategies they use to organize themselves. The role of a “care coordinator” is defined. This video is the first in a 4-part series Preparing for Adulthood: Taking Charge of My Own Health Care.

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August 2016 151 Health, Self-Determination, Youth Produced Preparing For Adulthood:
Taking Charge of My Own Health Care

What Can Medical Providers and Teachers Do To Help You Take Charge of Your Own Health Care?

Teens respond to questions about their preferred method of communication for health care information. This video is the second in a 4-part series, Preparing for Adulthood: Taking Charge of My Own Health Care.

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August 2016 118 Health, Self-Determination, Youth Produced Preparing For Adulthood:
Taking Charge of My Own Health Care

How Do You Prepare For A Medical Appointment?

Teens describe how they prepare for a doctor’s appointment. Strategies that work for them include: making a list of concerns and questions for the doctor, having your insurance card with you, checking in, scheduling an appointment and arranging for transportation to the appointment. This video is the third in a 4-part series, Preparing for Adulthood: Taking Charge of My Own Health Care.

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August 2016 37 Health, Self-Determination, Youth Produced Preparing For Adulthood:
Taking Charge of My Own Health Care

What Does Guardianship Mean to You?

Teens discuss what guardianship means. For these young adults, guardians are seen as coaches, leaders, decision makers, record keepers and as the gateway to health care.This video is the fourth in a 4-part series, Preparing for Adulthood: Taking Charge of My Own Health Care.

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August 2016 164 Health, Self-Determination, Youth Produced, Guardianship Preparing For Adulthood:
Taking Charge of My Own Health Care

Health Care in the Transition Plan

Helping students learn to manage their health care is the responsibility of parents, teachers, and the student. This video provides information about how to include health care in the transition plan.

  • Topics: Health, Transition Planning
  • Duration: 4 min
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March 2016 106 Health, Transition Planning

Questions of Discrimination

Before someone can practice law, they must not only graduate from law school but pass the state’s bar exam. Currently, 41 states include questions in their bar exam application asking about the applicant’s mental health history, diagnosis or treatment. If an applicant answers “yes” to these questions, they are required to fill out a form revealing private information and may be forced to turn over confidential treatment records before being allowed to take the bar exam. The video below discusses the impact these questions have on applicants and the diversity of the legal profession.

  • Topics: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, Disclosure, Employment, Mental Health, Postsecondary Education
  • Duration: 4 min
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March 2016 456 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, Disclosure, Employment, Mental Health, Postsecondary Education

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 353 Community Inclusion, Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Community Supports, Family Support, Health, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination, Special Education, Transportation

Understanding Your Health Insurance Costs

Baffled by premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums? Here is an overview of health insurance that will help clear things up and give you a better sense of how your money is spent.

  • Topics: Health
  • Duration: 5 min
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December 2014 69536 Health

Health Insurance Explained

This cartoon explains health insurance using fun, easy-to-understand scenarios. It breaks down important insurance concepts, such as premiums, deductibles and provider networks. The video explains various the basics of various health care coverage options, including Medicaid.

  • Topics: Health
  • Duration: 5 min
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November 2014 203928 Health

Ballroom Dancer is Inspired to Keep Moving: Megan Riggs’ Story Part 2, Building a Future

In February 2013, after two successful years on the job at a biomedical research firm, Megan Riggs was once again out of work when her department closed. Her disability persisted, but the positive byproducts of the Ticket program stayed with her. With support from the Ticket to Work program, Megan had a smooth transition back to receiving SSDI benefits and went on to start her own business providing specialty fitness classes to senior citizens.

  • Topics: Employment, Mental Health, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives
  • Duration: 6 min
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July 2014 1579 Employment, Mental Health, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives

Words to Know – from Coverage to Care

This video goes over key terminology youth need to learn to manage their health insurance coverage as adults.

  • Topics: Adult Services, Health, Independent Living
  • Duration: 2 min
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July 2014 9258 Adult Services, Health, Independent Living

How To Talk To Your Doctor

A young woman who is a wheelchair user shares tips for working with your doctor to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

  • Topics: Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 6 min
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May 2014 7464 Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Making a Smooth Transition from High School to Adult Living: Successful Collaboration

All students and their families benefit from collaboration — teamwork, group effort, and cooperation — between family, school, and others as they make the transition to adult life. Students with disabilities often require extra collaboration and support to achieve their employment, educational, and independent living goals, sometimes for their entire lives. This 2012 webinar for parents of youth with disabilities explores how to use the concept of collaboration to ensure their son or daughter’s transition to adulthood is as smooth as possible. Originally developed for Minnesota families, most content is relevant to families residing in other states as well. Presenters: Carolyn Anderson, PACER Center | Barb Ziemke, PACER Center | Sean Roy, PACER Center.

  • Topics: Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support
  • Duration: 57 min
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March 2014 456 Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support

Dr. Right: The Right Way to Discuss Transition

A young woman updates her health care transition plan with her doctor before she goes off to college.

  • Topics: Health, Independent Living, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 8 min
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March 2014 969 Health, Independent Living, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Dr. Knotright: the wrong way to discuss transition

See the wrong way for a primary care physician to discuss health care transition with a young adult patient!

  • Topics: Health, Independent Living, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 6 min
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March 2014 564 Health, Independent Living, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Becoming an Adult: Taking Responsibility for Your Medical Care

Moving out of the pediatric health care world is a major milestone in every young adult's life. This video shows and describes ways for young people to be more involved in their health care, what skills they will need to be successful and how being a patient in the adult health care world will be different from their pediatric experience.

  • Topics: Health, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living
  • Duration: 7 min
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December 2013 3593 Health, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living

How Can Parents Help Providers When Their Young Adult Transitions to Adult Health Care?

Pediatrician and researcher Dr. Robert Rohloff describes the partnership between parent, youth and provider when their young adult transitions to adult health care.

  • Topics: Adult Services, Family Support, Housing, Independent Living, High Expectations, Health
  • Duration: 2 min
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August 2013 105 Adult Services, Family Support, Housing, Independent Living, High Expectations, Health

Talking With Your Doctor and Other Health Care Providers

This video teaches teens how communicate effectively with health care providers so that they answer teens' questions and give the information and supports teens need to be more in charge of their own health. Teens will also learn how prepare and give health care providers the information they need to give teens the best possible medical care.

  • Topics: Health, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living
  • Duration: 18 min
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November 2012 464 Health, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living

Bringing Medications to Your Medical Appointment

This video demonstrates how you can actively participate in the proper management of your health care by bringing all of your medications to every medical appointment.

  • Topics: Health, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 2 min
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October 2012 38 Health, Self-Advocacy

Health Care Transition: A Parent Perspective

A father talks about the challenges of preparing his daughter to becoming more responsible for her own health care. He likens it to teaching your young adult to drive. "You know you have to let them go and make their mistakes."

  • Topics: Health, Family Support, High Expectations, Independent Living, Transition Planning
  • Duration: 2 min
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July 2012 95 Health, Family Support, High Expectations, Independent Living, Transition Planning

Jamar's Story, Let's Stop HIV Together

Jamar Rogers discusses living with HIV, fighting stigma around HIV, and the strong support of his mom, Danielle.

  • Topics: Disability Self-Awareness, Family Support, Health, HIV, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 2 min
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July 2012 444546 Disability Self-Awareness, Family Support, Health, HIV, Self-Advocacy

Ballroom Dancer is Inspired to Keep Moving: Megan Riggs’ Story Part 1, Finding the Right Tools

This video tells the story of the successful return to work of Megan Riggs, a young woman with a mental health disability. When Megan was unable to work in 2008, she began receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSDI allowed her to focus on getting the treatment she needed. When she was feeling better, wanted to go back to work, and received the help she needed from the Social Security Administration's Ticket to Wowrk program.

  • Topics: Employment, Mental Health, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives
  • Duration: 6 min
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October 2011 14504 Employment, Mental Health, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives

How does student health insurance work?

This video describes health insurance options for college students who are not covered on their family's policy through age 26.

  • Topics: Health
  • Duration: 5 min
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August 2011 8331 Health

Schedule a Medical Appointment

This video goes over the information you need to have at hand when you make a doctor's appointment over the phone and what you need to say and do.

  • Topics: Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 1 min
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June 2011 266 Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Healthy Hobbies: Skills for Life

Several high school students speak about their disabilities and how their hobbies translate into skills for future employment, community involvement, and self-confidence.

  • Topics: Independent Living, Youth Produced, Health, Recreation and Sports
  • Duration: 5 min
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December 2010 1666 Independent Living, Youth Produced, Health, Recreation and Sports

Jeff on Medical Decision-making

Jeff talks about how he gradually assumed more responsibility for medical decision-making. Although he makes decisions for himself as an adult, he continues to consult his parents as part of his decision-making process.

  • Topics: Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 2 min
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June 2009 337 Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Let Children and Teens Speak for Themselves

Dr. Dawn Greninko explains why parents should let children and teens speak for themselves.

  • Topics: Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 1 min
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June 2009 259 Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Developing your medical independence

Dr. Dawn Grinenko talks about the importance of transferring responsibility for medication management and procedures from parents to youth.

  • Topics: Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 2 min
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June 2009 184 Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination