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What to Know about Trusts & ABLE Accounts

This video describes trusts and ABLE accounts and explains how they can help individuals who receive government benefits to save money as well as pay for many kinds of expenses. Information is presented in straightforward language and at a measured pace to make it easier for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to understand. However, it contains basic information of interest to any person with a disability who receives government benefits such as SSI and Medicaid, as well family members who want to learn how these accounts work.

  • Topics: Benefit Programs and Supports, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Person-Centered Planning, Self-Advocacy, Special needs Trust, SSI
  • Duration: 6 min
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October 2017 379 Benefit Programs and Supports, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Person-Centered Planning, Self-Advocacy, Special needs Trust, SSI

Should we build new institutions?

Research indicates that people with disabilities have better outcomes when they have supports to live in the community rather than living in institutions, however, initiatives to create new institutional lving settings are being proposed in many U.S. communities. This video considers whether that is a good idea. It is adapted from the white paper "Community Living and Participation for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: What the Research Tells Us," from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

  • Topics: Community Inclusion, Community Supports, Disability Rights, Housing, Independent Living, Autism, Intellectual Disability
  • Duration: 5 min
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October 2017 149 Community Inclusion, Community Supports, Disability Rights, Housing, Independent Living, Autism, Intellectual Disability

Alternatives to Conservatorship

Alternatives to conservatorship allow people with disabilities to make independent decisions about their life while maintaining support from family and/or community members. Some alternate examples include power of attorney, representative payee, supported decision-making, and healthcare surrogate.

  • Topics: Guardianship, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability
  • Duration: 4 min
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April 2017 455 Guardianship, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability

A #JobCreators Family Interview - The Perez Family

The Perez family explored self-employment as a way to create a meaningful future for their 11-year-old daughter with Down syndrome. In this video they describe their journey and the benefits that exploring self-employment has had for their now teenage daughter.

  • Topics: Employment, Entrepreneur, Family Support, Intellectual Disability, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 9 min
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January 2017 488 Employment, Entrepreneur, Family Support, Intellectual Disability, Preparing for Employment

Meet Sue Pratt

Meet Sue Pratt, well respected leader in the parent advocacy movement and mother of an adult with autism. In her series of videos Sue shares stories and insights about understanding autism and being a strong advocate for her son as he made the transition from school to living in the community.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Autism, Intellectual Disability, Supportive Adults, Perseverance, Impact of Disability on Family
  • Duration: 2 min
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April 2016 657 Autism, Intellectual Disability, Supportive Adults, Perseverance, Impact of Disability on Family Voices of Experience

Why college matters for people with disabilities

Daniel Jarvis-Holland is a sophomore at Benson Polytechnic High School. He has Down syndrome and wants to go to college. Now he finally can.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Family Support
  • Duration: 2 min
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November 2015 499 Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Family Support

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
View - Meet Dao Xiong
April 2015 330 Asian-American Parents, Intellectual Disability, Impact of Disability on Family, High Expectations Voices of Experience

Dao Xiong on How Culture Impacted Expectations

Dao Xiong discusses how his cultural beliefs and traditions have impacted his expectations for his daughter’s future.

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April 2015 176 Asian-American Parents, Intellectual Disability, Family Support Voices of Experience

Dao Xiong on Advice to Asian-American Parents

Dao Xiong shares advice for other Asian-American families who have youth with disabilities.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Asian-American Parents, Intellectual Disability, Community Supports, Family Support, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 5 min
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April 2015 164 Asian-American Parents, Intellectual Disability, Community Supports, Family Support, Preparing for Employment Voices of Experience

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

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
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March 2014 456 Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination, Intellectual Disability

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 483 Employment, Family Support, High Expectations, Intellectual Disability, Transition, Vocational Rehabilitation

Meet Jean

Meet Jean, a student who uses an iPad to do school work and access modified curriculum. She also uses hearing aid Boots which allow her to listen to audio directly from her iPad.

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February 2014 1126 Assistive Technology, Accommodations, Intellectual Disability, Hearing Disability Assistive Technology in Action

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
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May 2013 77975 Intellectual Disability, Self-Advocacy

I Am Thinking College (Even with My Disability)

Students with intellectual disabilities enrolled in a postsecondary education program in Tennessee talk about their experiences at college and highlight the need for more such programs. Developed by the Tennessee Alliance for Postsecondary Opportunities for Students With Intellectual Disabilities (tnpsealliance.org) and produced by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 8 min
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February 2013 7793 Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination

Changing Roles of Families

In this video, four parents discuss the growth they saw in their youth with intellectual disabilities, and in themselves, when their kids went off to college.

  • Topics: Intellectual Disability, Postsecondary Education
  • Duration: 4 min
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September 2012 367 Intellectual Disability, Postsecondary Education

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
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March 2011 754 Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination

Think College Teaser

Trailer for Think College video that highlights opportunities in postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.

  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 5 min
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November 2010 5339 Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, Self-Determination