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Unconscious Biases: Shattering Assumptions and Surprising Ourselves

Learn about unconscious biases about people with disabilities and their ability to work in the competitive workplace and how to challenge assumptions.

  • Topics: Career Development, Community Inclusion, Disability Awareness, High Expectations, Employment
  • Duration: 5 min
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October 2017 257 Career Development, Community Inclusion, Disability Awareness, High Expectations, Employment

Jesse's Story: A Person-Centered Life

Jesse and the Oftsie family share their experience forging a life grounded in self-direction and person-centered thinking.

  • Topics: Celebrating Differences, High Expectations, Inclusion
  • Duration: 11 min
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October 2016 460 Celebrating Differences, High Expectations, Inclusion

Sue Pratt on the Importance of a Transition Plan

Sue shares about the power of high expectations and the role a well-constructed transition plan plays in success for transitioning youth.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Finding Strengths, High Expectations, Perseverance, Transition, Special Education
  • Duration: 2 min
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April 2016 353 Finding Strengths, High Expectations, Perseverance, Transition, Special Education Voices of Experience

Sue Pratt on Parents Being the Experts

Sue discusses the fact that when it comes to their own children, parents are the experts.

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April 2016 173 Family Support, High Expectations, Collaboration, Special Education Voices of Experience

Serve Overseas: You Always Have Something to Contribute and Learn

Fascinated with the overseas experiences of a friend who joined the Peace Corps, Allen Neece followed suit and discovered a new outlet for sharing his passion for education. Allen, who is Deaf, shares information about his experience working with Deaf communities in Kenya, Zambia, and Guyana (2007-2011) as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

  • Topics: Deafness, Employment, High Expectations, International Study, Transition Planning, Travel
  • Duration: 3 min
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March 2016 95 Deafness, Employment, High Expectations, International Study, Transition Planning, Travel

The Power of International Travel

Haben Girma is a DeafBlind, first-generation African-American, and reflects about her first international experience. She says she wouldn't be the same person she is today if she didn't volunteer abroad as a teenager.

  • Topics: High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Travel, DeafBlindness
  • Duration: 4 min
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November 2015 760 High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Travel, DeafBlindness

Moving Out Into the World

Discover how international study and volunteer abroad can develop confidence, independence, and career skills for people with disabilities.

  • Topics: Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, High Expectations, Inclusion, Independent Living
  • Duration: 5 min
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October 2015 341 Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, High Expectations, Inclusion, Independent Living

Work Early, Work Often: Employers of Young Adults with Disabilities

Part of a three-part series highlighting the importance of work and work-based experiences in an young person’s transition to adulthood, employers discuss how exposing young adults with disabilities to real work experiences can help to meet the needs of a business and improve their bottom line.

  • Part of the Work Early, Work Often Series
  • Topics: Career Development, Employment, High Expectations, Preparing for Employment, Supportive Adults
  • Duration: 3 min
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September 2015 1438 Career Development, Employment, High Expectations, Preparing for Employment, Supportive Adults Work Early, Work Often

Work Early, Work Often: Young Adults with Disabilities

Part of a three-part series highlighting the importance of work and work-based experiences in an young person’s transition to adulthood, a young professional with disabilities shares how her early work experiences helped lead to long-term success.

  • Part of the Work Early, Work Often Series
  • Topics: Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, Preparing for Employment, High Expectations, Perseverance, Self-Awareness
  • Duration: 3 min
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September 2015 1368 Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, Preparing for Employment, High Expectations, Perseverance, Self-Awareness Work Early, Work Often

Disability Vote

The Advocacy Center of Louisiana, Disability Rights New York, Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, and Disability Rights Washington, which operates this Rooted in Rights YouTube channel, are all part of the federally funded protection and advocacy system and members of the National Disability Rights Network.

  • Topics: Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, High Expectations, Independent Living, Voting, Community Inclusion
  • Duration: 5 min
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August 2015 1225 Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, High Expectations, Independent Living, Voting, Community Inclusion

Passport to Possibilities

International experiences through study or volunteering abroad can have far-reaching benefits. Hear four people with disabilities share their experiences, and also learn how the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, a project of MIUSA and U.S. Department of State, can help in preparations.

  • Topics: Accommodations, Deafness, High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Physical Accessibility, Travel
  • Duration: 5 min
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July 2015 597 Accommodations, Deafness, High Expectations, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning, Self-Determination, Vision Disability, International Study, Physical Accessibility, Travel

Meet Jesus Villasenor

Meet Jesus Villasenor, a parent advocate at PACER Center and father of a young adult with learning disabilities. Jesus tells his story, and offers advice to other Latino parents on helping their youth with a disability through the transition years.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Learning Disability, Family Support, Latino Parents, ADD/ADHD, High Expectations, Finding Strengths
  • Duration: 7 min
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April 2015 322 Learning Disability, Family Support, Latino Parents, ADD/ADHD, High Expectations, Finding Strengths Voices of Experience

Meet Dao Xiong

Meet Dao Xiong, a parent advocate at PACER and father of an adult daughter with intellectual disabilities. In this series of videos, Dao speaks about maintaining high expectations for his daughter, how his culture has impacted those expectations, and offers advice to other Asian-American families with youth with disabilities.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Asian-American Parents, Intellectual Disability, Impact of Disability on Family, High Expectations
  • Duration: 4 min
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April 2015 234 Asian-American Parents, Intellectual Disability, Impact of Disability on Family, High Expectations Voices of Experience

Meet Brandon Ziemke

Meet Brandon Ziemke, a college student, employee and young man with an intellectual disability. Brandon talks about overcoming obstacles, the impact of caring adults in his life, and his hopes and dreams for the future.

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March 2015 628 Employment, Postsecondary Education, High Expectations, Perseverance Voices of Experience

Rachel Magario on Postsecondary Education

Rachel Magario discusses success in postsecondary education.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Employment, Self-Advocacy, High Expectations
  • Duration: 3 min
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March 2015 175 Postsecondary Education, Employment, Self-Advocacy, High Expectations Voices of Experience

Rachel Magario on the Role of Parents

Rachel Magario discusses the role of parents for transition-age youth.

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March 2015 187 Family Support, High Expectations, Vision Disability Voices of Experience

Jonathan Mooney on the Role of Adults

Jonathan Mooney discusses the role of adults in his life.

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March 2015 154 Family Support, Supportive Adults, Perseverance, High Expectations Voices of Experience

Wilson Family: Holding High Expectations

Youth with disabilities discuss how the decisions to disclose their disabilities have affected them at school, at work, and in social situations.

  • Topics: Employment, Family Support, High Expectations, Intellectual Disability, Transition, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Duration: 3 min
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March 2014 389 Employment, Family Support, High Expectations, Intellectual Disability, Transition, Vocational Rehabilitation

Meet Nick

Meet Nick, a young man with cerebral palsy who uses an adapted van to drive and runs his own lawn care business.

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December 2013 1833 Transportation, Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Self-Determination, High Expectations, Inspiration Assistive Technology in Action

Becoming an Adult: Deciding Where to Live

Planning for the future can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time for young adults with special health care needs and their families. This video shows and discusses the variety of residential programming available to people with disabilities in the adult world and offers information on how to make sure young adults are registered with the right services in their state.

  • Topics: Adult Services, Family Support, Housing, Independent Living, High Expectations
  • Duration: 9 min
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December 2013 1936 Adult Services, Family Support, Housing, Independent Living, High Expectations

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 112 Adult Services, Family Support, Housing, Independent Living, High Expectations, Health

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 103 Health, Family Support, High Expectations, Independent Living, Transition Planning

In Their Own Words

Young adults share their unique experiences of dropping out of high school and later reconnecting to career and education supports. They tell about themselves, share their aspirations and dreams, and describe what supports were most useful in getting them back on track.

  • Topics: Connecting Youth, High Expectations, Supportive Adults
  • Duration: 12 min
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June 2012 100 Connecting Youth, High Expectations, Supportive Adults