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From High School Dropout to Youth Advocate and College Graduate

Lena struggled in school, had an IEP, but didn't even know what it was. She dropped out in 10th grade, but through self-determination she got her GED and college degree and now works as a Youth Advocate for other 10th graders who have learning and attention issues.

  • Topics: Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 5 min
View - From High School Dropout to Youth Advocate and College Graduate
February 2017 691 Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination

A Preflight Announcement with Noah Seidel

This video highlights experiences of air travelers who use wheelchairs. Unfortunately, many have had experiences with airlines that don't know how to transport mobility devices. It also provides tips for traveling and for advocacy.

  • Topics: Disability Rights, Self-Advocacy, Transportation, Travel
  • Duration: 3 min
View - A Preflight Announcement with Noah Seidel
December 2016 196 Disability Rights, Self-Advocacy, Transportation, Travel

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

Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities | ADA 25th Anniversary

This video explores the evolution of the disability rights movement with key figures from its early days to the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Topics: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Inspiration, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 4 min
View - Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities | ADA 25th Anniversary
July 2015 2627 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Inspiration, Self-Advocacy

Knowing Your Options: College, Independence, and Beyond

High school students learn about self-advocacy, self-determination, post-high school services and supports (including college and employment), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504, postsecondary and job accommodations, and disclosure. A resources list with links to supporting documents allows viewers to further explore content.

  • Topics: Webinar, Special Education, Self-Advocacy, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Transition Planning, Self-Advocacy, Accommodations, Disclosure, Career Development, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, Adult Services
  • Duration: 25 min
View - Knowing Your Options: College, Independence, and Beyond
April 2015 467 Webinar, Special Education, Self-Advocacy, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Transition Planning, Self-Advocacy, Accommodations, Disclosure, Career Development, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, Adult Services

Jonathan Mooney on Lessons Learned

Jonathan Mooney discusses the lessons he learned from his disability.

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March 2015 340 Learning Disability, Self-Advocacy, Accommodations 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
View - Rachel Magario on Postsecondary Education
March 2015 175 Postsecondary Education, Employment, Self-Advocacy, High Expectations Voices of Experience

Rachel Magario on Becoming Successful

Rachel Magario shares how attitude has helped her overcome difficulties.

View - Rachel Magario on Becoming Successful
March 2015 153 Family Support, Self-Advocacy, Perseverance Voices of Experience

Who I Am — PSA

The new “Who I Am” PSA features nine real people with disabilities. Rather than be defined by disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles — which includes working in jobs they love.

  • Topics: Employment, PSA, Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, For Employers
  • Duration: 1 min
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October 2014 833 Employment, PSA, Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, For Employers

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

Transitioning to College with a Disability

The five minute closed captioned video features two students with learning disabilities It explains how accommodations can be different in college compared to what students have in high school. It describes how one discloses a disability at the college level including the importance of knowing what the disability is, how it impacts the student, and what accommodations have worked well in the past.

  • Topics: Learning Disability, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 5 min
View - Transitioning to College with a Disability
May 2014 4782 Learning Disability, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Self-Advocacy

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 340 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

Capital Crawl

Historic footage of the 1990 “Capital Crawl,” a demonstration by disability activitists in support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, is intermixed with contemporary comments by advocates and former Senator Tom Harkin.

  • Topics: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Inspiration, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 3 min
View - Capital Crawl
December 2013 60406 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Inspiration, Self-Advocacy

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
View - Becoming an Adult: Taking Responsibility for Your Medical Care
December 2013 3600 Health, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living

“Lead On” - Americans with Disabilities Act 23 years later

In this 2013 video, American Association of People with Disabilities interns share their experiences of the ADA, as persons with a disability.

  • Topics: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Inspiration, Self-Advocacy, Youth Produced
  • Duration: 4 min
View - “Lead On” - Americans with Disabilities Act 23 years later
July 2013 8742 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Inspiration, Self-Advocacy, Youth Produced

Decisions Decisions Decisions

Casey and Reece talk about making choices and decisions and how young people with intellectual disabilities benefit from decision-making skills.

  • Topics: Intellectual Disability, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 4 min
View - Decisions Decisions Decisions
May 2013 77923 Intellectual Disability, Self-Advocacy

I Can Soar: Sean

Sean is a popular and outgoing teenager who lost his sight at the age of 10 to retinal blastoma. With the help of assistive technology (AT), Sean is able to participate in regular classes all day long at school, socializes with all of his classmates, and learns and is assessed with the same curriculum standards as his nondisabled peers.

  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Vision Disability, Perseverance, Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy
  • Duration: 6 min
View - I Can Soar: Sean
January 2013 2254 Assistive Technology, Vision Disability, Perseverance, Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy

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
View - Talking With Your Doctor and Other Health Care Providers
November 2012 477 Health, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living

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

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 46 Health, Self-Advocacy

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

Meet Sam

Meet Sam Graves, a young man with cerebral palsy who, with the help of AT, is a successful college student, blogger, and sportsman.

  • Part of the Assistive Technology in Action Series
  • Topics: Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living, Inspiration
  • Duration: 4 min
View - Meet Sam
August 2012 14136 Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Postsecondary Education, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living, Inspiration Assistive Technology in Action

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

Self Determination with Cole

Cole is a self-advocate who has a great definition and experience of self-determination. He talks about getting a job, being a home owner, and caring for his dog--all examples of living a self-determined life.

  • Topics: Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living
  • Duration: 6 min
View - Self Determination with Cole
March 2011 984 Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, Independent Living

I Want to Go to College

This inspirational infographic highlights the opportunities and benefits of postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 3 min
View - I Want to Go to College
March 2011 693 Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination

Self-Advocacy: Find the Captain in You!

Two high school students host a morning talk show with special guest, Captain Self Advocacy.

  • Topics: Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, Youth Produced, Finding Strengths
  • Duration: 9 min
View - Self-Advocacy: Find the Captain in You!
December 2010 6215 Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, Youth Produced, Finding Strengths

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
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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