|"Talk" (Part 1 and 2)|
These funny videos show a person without a disability being in the minority. You can watch them on YouTube.
|21 Frames Per Second|
This short film, directed by Samuel George, tells the story of a man with Down syndrome who begins to explore the world outside of the cinema and the theatres he frequents.
|A New Kind of Listening|
This film tells the story of a young actor who has disabilities and cannot speak. He finds a way to talk with others for the first time as part of being in a play. He is part of a theater group that includes actors with and without disabilities.
|An Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome|
In this short film, young people with Asperger's syndrome explain what it is. The entire film can be seen on YouTube or purchased as a DVD.
|art + power|
art + power seeks to improve the lives of people who want to be involved in the arts, particularly disabled people.
|Autism: The Musical|
"Autism: The Musical" is a documentary film that follows children with autism and their families as the children collaborate to create a musical.
|Bank robbery in Manhatten|
A short film written and animated by Joshua Allen who is a person with developmental disabilities. Joshua uses the "claymation" method which means all his characters can change shape, as if they were made of clay.
|Big City Dick: Richard Peterson's first movie|
The true story of a man with significant disabilities who is an excellent trumpet player. His talents have made him famous throughout Seattle, yet he lives a difficult life in poverty.
|By Any Other Name|
This film shows a friendship between a man who has Down syndrome and his co-worker. You can watch a preview online.
|Can We Talk, Ben Stiller?|
A self-advocate uses YouTube to talk about why the movie "Tropic Thunder" was hurtful to people with disabilities. The "R" word was used often in this film, and Ben Stiller was the director and lead actor.
|Cassilly: How I Got To College|
A documentary film about a young woman who overcame barriers to attend college.
|Crip Culture Montage|
This online video challenges disability stereotypes.
|Dancing with Downs|
This movie is about a dance troupe made up of people who have Down Syndrome. It is located in the United Kingdom.
This shows a dream sequence of a young woman with disabilities named Debbie.
This is a short film/music video about a young man with Down's syndrome. He copes with his disability by living through his dreams.
This film is about a man with Down syndrome who does bad things. It shows that people with disabilities can have the same problems as everyone else.
|Difference is Normal|
This is a music video about people with disabilities. Its purpose is to introduce awareness of disability into the Arab world in a creative way.
|Difference is Normal|
This is a music video created with the purpose to increase the awareness of disability in the Arab World and show the beauty of difference.
|Disability Culture Watch|
This blog looks at how people with disabilities have appeared in cultures, their arts and media. It shows both positive and negative ways that people with disabilities have been presented in popular culture.
|Disability Identity & Culture|
A video-based curriculum featuring the award-winning documentary "Disability Culture Rap." Part of the Tools for Change series on self-advocacy, this program also includes written materials on exploring and understanding disability culture.
|Doin' It: Sex, Disability, & Videotape|
The Empowered Fe Fe's is a group of young women with disabilities from Chicago. They created a film about being a teenager and having a disability.
Seth, a shy man with developmental disabilities, lives in a group home with Linda, a woman he loves from afar.
A short film that features children and adults who have Down syndrome talking about their dreams and what they're proud of in their lives.
This is a film about a group of people with disabilities who performed a play. The play was about parents who needed to make difficult choices when they learned their unborn child had disabilities.
A leading distributor of new film and video works on the social issues of our time
|Flesh and Blood|
A fictional film about a man who was adopted at birth and seeks to find his real parents. When he discovers that his mother and father have developmental disabilities and were not aware they had a child, his world is blown apart.
|For Once in My Life|
A film that follows the Spirit of Goodwill Band. This band is made up of 29 members who have a wide range of disabilities.
|Go For It - Poetic Short|
This short poem is written and performed by a person with an intellectual disability. It is about exercising and can be watched online.
A film showing the way young people with various disabilities dance.
A short film that follows Hannah a young dancer and athlete who has Down syndrome.
A documentary film that follows a band from England that has members with and without intellectual disabilities.
|How do I feel about that?|
A video about Seth Ehrlich, a person with developmental disabilities, who gives a commentary on a community’s efforts to deny a group home from opening.
|How I Am |
A documentary film of a young man with autism who shares the difficulties of his life through the words he types into his computer.
|I go down|
A music video that offers a description of life with Autism. The person who wrote and performed the song is David Andrews, a man who has Autism. The producer, Paul Bourgeois, had a head injury at age five.
|Institute on Disability Culture Website|
This website supports and promotes culture within the disability world. It aims to help people with disabilities claim their own cultural identity.
A web-site featuring the works of artists with disabilities.
|James Castle: Portrait of an Artist|
This is a film about the life of James Castle, a man who was born deaf, but refused to read, write, sign or finger-spell. Instead he communicated through art and has gained world recognition as an artist
|Jeff Moyer Music and Services|
Music and programs promoting inclusive schools and communities.
|John and Michael|
An animated love story about two men with Down Syndrome. This film
explores the themes of love, loss and healing.
Documentary spanning 13 years in the life of Dan Keplinger, an artist with cerebral palsy.
|King of Camp|
This video tells the story of Viru, a self-proclaimed music buff, and how he survived his first day at summer camp. The acting and musical performances feature people with developmental disabilities.
Cameron Lasley (aka Laz-D) is a rap artist who has Down syndrome.
|Look Who's Laughing|
This funny and compelling documentary is about the lives, experiences, and humor of six working comedians who have various types of disabilities.
A film about a slowly developing intimacy between two shy people with developmental disabilities (Filmed in German with English subtitles).
|Love and Kisses DVD|
This DVD teaches about relationships. It has actors who have disabilities and uses some humor.
A digital experience of the bodies of people who are physically different. It was created by an artist who recorded the physical movements of people with disabilities. Motion Disabled has been exhibited internationally.
|My Choice, Your Decision|
A video and curriculum that shows the hilarious differences between new fads in providing services and what people really want for themselves.
|My Classic Life as an Artist |
A documentary film about the life of an artist who has autism.
|Nothing to Fear - Behind the Scenes|
A video of a film crew behind the scenes during the making of a vampire film.
|Out of 0ur Minds|
A film that follows a theater group of people with intellectual disabilities.
|Outsider: the life and art of Judith Scott|
A film about a woman who is an artist. She also has Down Syndrome, is deaf and doesn't speak.
PARTnerships is a chance to earn money for people with disabilities who have problems finding paid employment.
One episode of a mock weekly television show bringing the latest video news, featuring interviews, commercials, movie reviews and commentary. The video uses people with developmental disabilities in all the acting roles
|Robert Perske: Street-Court-Prison Worker and Advocate|
This website is about the work of Robert and Martha Perske. Robert has spent many years advocating for people with disabilities caught in the criminal justice system.
A film about a friendship between a young man and a young woman. Justin has autism and Lyndsley who is Justin's art student has a condition called Polymyositis.
|Simon Illa - The Super Producer|
This is an online article about Simon Illa. Mr. Illa is a hip-hop music producer who has a disability.
|Sprout Poetic Shorts|
These short videos have poetry written and performed by people who have disabilities. They can be viewed on YouTube.
This is a series featuring a super hero who is a man with Down Syndrome. All three episodes are on YouTube.
A music video performed by Hip Hop artist LAZ D who has Down syndrome. He performs his music against the backdrop of crime scenes, parking garages, and the streets of downtown Portland, Oregon.
A music video with music by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros and a movement-piece by a performance group consisting of several people with Down syndrome.
|The ABCs of Living with My Disabilitiy|
A DVD video by a woman who has lived with cerebral palsy since birth. She uses the alphabet in a poem to share her life experiences.
This is a short film about the everyday lives of three women who have developmental disabilities. The women lived together in a group home in Great Britain. The film uses animation to show the women’s inner thoughts and feelings.
|The Office that Overslept|
A short film created by an artist with Down Syndrome and animated by his father. The film is funny and you can watch it at youtube.com.
|Ups of Downs|
A short film about a young and independent man from the UK who has Down syndrome
A website containing information about activities of Very Special Arts organizations around the nation.
|We're Normally Different|
A film about the lives of four Dutch actors, all of whom have intellectual/developmental disabilities.
|Wild Things Project|
A project that makes CDs featuring music from bands and musicians with intellectual disabilities from all over the world.
A short film of a live performance of the Anjali Dance Company in the UK. The Anjali Dance Company is a professional troupe and all the dancers are people who have disabilities.
A short film about a 15-year-old girl with Down syndrome and her interest in sex.
|A Bright Idea: Behind the Scenes of Bright Lights Theatre|
This film is about a play that was performed and produced by people who have disabilities.
|Angel of Hope Productions|
The Angel of Hope Talk show is a television talk/entertainment show produced by people with disablities.
|Anjali Dance Company|
A dance company that seeks to change global thinking about who can dance. It is based in the United Kingdom. All of Anjali's dancers have learning/intellectual disabilities.
|Art Mentorship - All ages and skill levels|
Sara Hanson-visual artist, art instructor, mentor and advocate for people with disabilities is offering a one-on-one mentorship program for children, youth and adults at all skill levels. Waiver Funding or Private Pay.
|Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.)|
A program that allows people with disabilities to express themselves through art.
This program is set up to help artists with disabilities get their careers started. It is located in Indiana.
|Changing Landscapes - Supporting Artists with Disabilities|
A program at the University of Minnesota that displays art by artists with disabilities. New works of art are displayed about every four months.
Carla Sramek hosts art exhibitions and has created a movie restaurant that showcases student films, music and art. She lives in California.
An art company owned by Dylan Kuehl, a young man with Down syndrome. One of the goals of the company is to create a dance company with people of mixed abilities.
|Dreams of an Autistic Playwright|
A play written by a young man about his experiences with autism. He shared the story with mom using facilitated communication.
A university-based art center whose mission is to be fully inclusive of everyone. It is located in the United Kingdom
Arts center for artists with disabilities interested in developing careers in the arts
|Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts|
An arts center located in Minneapolis, MN, featuring artists with and without developmental disabilities.
A long-time advocate who promotes the inclusion of all people and values the differences each person brings to a community. Judith is a trainer, consultant, and also an artist.
|Laser Eagles Art Guild|
An agency that offers people with disabilities a chance to express themselves through art.
|Mike Bush and the Allstars Band CD|
This is a band from Kentucky that is lead by Mike Bush, a person who has Down syndrome.
|National Arts and Disability Center|
A national information center on the arts, and people with disabilities
|National Institute of Arts and Disabilities|
An organization, and website that supports the work of artists with developmental disabilities.
|Partners for Youth with Disabilities|
Mentoring programs for youth with disabilities.
|Performing Arts Studio West|
This is a performing arts studio for people with developmental disabilities in Los Angeles. They provide training, career management, and on location support to help actors in film, television and commercials.
An arts organization that uses photography to show the physical beauty of persons with disabilities. It is working to help everyone see how disabilities are making people beautiful in ways that most people do not notice, or think of as strange or ugly.
A visual arts group in Scotland. It supports children and adults with disabilities to discover and develop their creativity.
This is an Arts, Farming, Yoga and Music project at Port City Development. It includes, supports and is empowered by people with disabilities.
|Reel Life Disability Film Festival|
This film festival welcomes films created by people with any disability. It celebrates the culture of disability.
|Sensory Friendly Films program|
A program where AMC movie theaters make their environment more accepting and comfortable for people with autism and other disabilities.
|Shoot Your Mouth Off|
This company makes films about issues important to self-advocates, and the actors are the people with disabilities who wrote the scripts. It is located in the United Kingdom.
An art gallery that promotes a community of international artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities to raise awareness and provide space for artists to show and sell their work.
|Sprout Film Festival|
A film festival that showcases films by, for, and about people with developmental disabilities
|Stepping Stone Community Theater, Inc.|
An inclusive theater company in Worcester, Massachusetts
This is an annual film festival held in San Francisco. All of the films featured are about people with disabilities.
|The Arts of Life|
An arts community in Chicago of adults with developmental disabilities.
|The International Guild of Disabled Artists and Performers (IGODAP)|
This is an organization of artists and performers who have a disability. It includes people from around the world.
|Turning Point Theater Project|
This is a theater group that accepts people of all abilities. It is in
|Vanderbilt Kennedy Center: Art|
This is an Art Center that sponsors exhibits of art by and about people with disabilities.
A site offering an online service for sharing and watching videos made by or for persons with disabilities.
|Welcome Change Productions|
A film company that tells people's stories. They have made two films about people with disabilities. One was shown on HBO, the other on PBS.