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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: Supporting Your Child at Home and in the Community

In this video Renelle Nelson, who directs from PACER's Children's Mental Health & Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project, explains to parents how Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) can be used to teach and encourage appropriate behaviors at home and in the community.

  • Topics: High Expectations, Mental Health, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Social Skills
  • Duration: 7 min
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September 2016 327 High Expectations, Mental Health, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Social Skills

The Road to Recovery

A young woman talks about her first experience with bipolar disorder as a college student, her family's support, and her road to recovery, degree completion and successful employment.

  • Topics: Family support, Mental Health, Postsecondary Education, Self-Awareness
  • Duration: 7 min
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June 2016 281 Family support, Mental Health, Postsecondary Education, Self-Awareness

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 511 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, Disclosure, Employment, Mental Health, Postsecondary Education

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 1611 Employment, Mental Health, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives

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 14525 Employment, Mental Health, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives