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Watch This Woman Explain What It's Like to "Come Out" as Blind

Conchita Hernandez explains how she struggled to accept her blindness and gain independence.

  • Topics: Vision Disability, Disclosure, Self-Awareness
  • Duration: 6 min
View - Watch This Woman Explain What It's Like to "Come Out" as Blind
July 2017 17408 Vision Disability, Disclosure, Self-Awareness

What's It Like

This video shares the experiences of college students with disabilities. They discuss the perceptions of other people, how disability impacts their identity, and their approach to interacting with others.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Awareness
  • Duration: 5 min
View - What's It Like
April 2017 104 Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Awareness

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
View - How Asperger's Works
December 2016 1815 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
View - The Single Greatest Skill I Have Ever Learned In My Life
August 2016 4292 Autism, Self-Awareness, Social Skills

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
View - Work Early, Work Often: Young Adults with Disabilities
September 2015 1369 Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, Preparing for Employment, High Expectations, Perseverance, Self-Awareness Work Early, Work Often

Disability Disclosure

This video provides a short introduction to disability disclosure for youth with disabilities in school or at work. It shows a young adult filling out an application for employment and trying to decide if he should disclose or not his disability.

  • Topics: Disclosure, Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 3 min
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September 2015 561 Disclosure, Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Meet John

Meet John, an assistive technology specialist at PACER Center and a young adult with a cognitive disability. John discusses understanding his disability, finding his strengths, and the role high expectations played in his academic and career success.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Self-Awareness, ADD/ADHD, Family Support, Postsecondary Education, Finding Strengths
  • Duration: 5 min
View - Meet John
March 2015 452 Self-Awareness, ADD/ADHD, Family Support, Postsecondary Education, Finding Strengths Voices of Experience

The Importance of Knowing Your Disability

This video asserts that kids have the right to know if they have a disability and parents/teachers should figure out "how" to tell them, not "if" they should tell them.

  • Topics: Self-Awareness
  • Duration: 2 min
View - The Importance of Knowing Your Disability
November 2014 2749 Self-Awareness

Meet Joseph

Meet Joe, an 11th grade student who uses Read2Go and Learning Ally to access school and recreational books.

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November 2014 900 Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Learning Disability, Self-Awareness Assistive Technology in Action

Greg Smith is the Strength Coach

Greg Smith, known as the Strength Coach, is a radio host, author and motivational speaker. He talks about his life and how it put him in a unique position to teach inner strength to others.

  • Topics: Inspiration, Disability Self-Awareness, Transportation
  • Duration: 1 min
View - Greg Smith is the Strength Coach
October 2014 159 Inspiration, Disability Self-Awareness, Transportation

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
View - How To Talk To Your Doctor
May 2014 7492 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
View - Making a Smooth Transition from High School to Adult Living: Successful Collaboration
March 2014 476 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

Matthew Success Story

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

  • Topics: Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination, Intellectual Disability
  • Duration: 3 min
View - Matthew Success Story
March 2014 339 Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination, Intellectual Disability

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
View - Dr. Right: The Right Way to Discuss Transition
March 2014 980 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
View - Dr. Knotright: the wrong way to discuss transition
March 2014 571 Health, Independent Living, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Disability Resources: A Student Perspective

College students with disabilities share their experiences and highlight the importance of self-awareness and self-advocacy.

  • Topics: Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Awareness, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 6 min
View - Disability Resources: A Student Perspective
October 2012 1570 Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Awareness, Self-Advocacy

Dude, Where’s My Transition Plan?

Transitioning to adulthood takes planning for youth with disabilities. Young adults interviewed in Tennessee and Kentucky share a little about where they are in the transition process and steps they’re taking to make their dreams come true.

  • Topics: Career Development, Transition Planning, Preparing for Employment, Self-Awareness
  • Duration: 3 min
View - Dude, Where’s My Transition Plan?
October 2012 2148 Career Development, Transition Planning, Preparing for Employment, Self-Awareness

411 Disability Disclosure

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

  • Topics: Disclosure, Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 4 min
View - 411 Disability Disclosure
September 2012 3680 Disclosure, Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

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
View - Jamar's Story, Let's Stop HIV Together
July 2012 444555 Disability Self-Awareness, Family Support, Health, HIV, Self-Advocacy

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
View - Schedule a Medical Appointment
June 2011 276 Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

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
View - Jeff on Medical Decision-making
June 2009 344 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
View - Let Children and Teens Speak for Themselves
June 2009 266 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
View - Developing your medical independence
June 2009 195 Health, Independent Living, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination