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Summary: Richard Everts and Sugey Cruz-Everts, parents of a child with autism, travel the United States forty days, meeting with other from a broad range of cultures who tell about how autism has affected them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UNI

Summary: This program challenges the preconception that being physically disabled necessarily means a lack of desire for physical intimacy. Through candid interviews with people who have substantial physical disabilities-cases involving paraplegia, quadriplegia, kyphoscoliosis, neuromuscular disorders, and other conditions-the video expresses their needs as human beings, examines constraints placed upon...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Research has shown that some children with autism who are enrolled in a curriculum of applied behavioral analysis at a young enough age can be mainstreamed right into the public school system. This ABC News program profiles two children with autism who receive this intensive form of therapy and discusses the mixed results of it. Although the degree of improvement attributable to ABA varies from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Children with autism turn into adults with autism: an obvious fact, but one that remains inadequately addressed by society. Through the uplifting stories of Paul deSavino and Jamie Hoppe, two adults with autism who enjoy the support of their parents, life coaches, and others dedicated to their well-being, this ABC News program looks at America's overall unpreparedness in helping such adults...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Do people with autism experience love, romantic attraction, and heartbreak the same way non-autistic people feel those emotions? This ABC News program profiles Paul DeSavino, a 36-year-old man living with the disorder who says he is amorously drawn to a female acquaintance. Interviews with Paul, his mother, and autism expert Dr. Peter Gerhardt shed light on the complexities of the subject. An...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This is the story of an eight-year-old boy with Down syndrome who was part of a battle over "inclusion," the practice of placing mentally or physically challenged students in regular classrooms. Teachers felt inadequately trained; teachers and parents asked whether "inclusion" was in the best interests of all students-those with and those without disabilities; and the future of special...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: It's often difficult to determine a solution, unless you know all of the symptoms. This is especially true for parents who see their children less than does their child-care provider. In these cases, it is essential that you, as the child's primary caregiver, not only recognize their special needs, but additionally respond to them. This video describes a wide range of special needs symptoms...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: To talk with 10-year-old Dillon Kelley, it is not readily apparent that he has a form of mental retardation. But that does not stop his 4th-grade classmates, who discern that he is unlike them without understanding why, from teasing and shunning him. In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel compassionately presents Dillon's story as an opportunity to better understand the genetic disorder...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: One of the great success stories from the world of autism, Temple Grandin revolutionized the field of livestock management, empowered by her sensitivity with animals. Tommy McHugh displayed no such sensitivity-until a brain hemorrhage transformed him from a brawler into a gentle soul. As scientists continue to investigate differences between the male and female brain, the special...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Dekel Shekarzi, a 21-year-old who defines himself as an actor, a poet, a dancer, and a romantic in love with love itself, is defined by many others not by who he is, but by what he was born with: Down's syndrome. This engaging documentary follows Dekel in his everyday life, which is anything but "everyday. For him, faith, hope, and willpower have fused together to fuel his dreams. Film of Dekel...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Autism, a complex developmental disability, is generally believed to be a genetic disorder. But Dr. William Walsh, a senior scientist at the Pfeiffer Institute, believes he has isolated a biochemical cause, based on analysis of blood, urine, and hair samples from 503 autistic children. His pioneering research attributes autism to the inability of a protein-metallothionein-to balance the body's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: What does it mean to be disabled and how does it shape an artist's work? This documentary explores what is known as the disability art movement, following five artists-including a painter, a writer, an actor, a theater director, and a filmmaker, all of whom happen to have physical disabilities-through their creative work. Intense group discussions of artistic and personal goals are also...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Despite the highest sanitary and medical standards, diseases once extremely rare in developed nations are now on the rise. Has ultra-hygienic living unwittingly made us the enemies of our oldest allies? This program examines compelling evidence for the "hygiene hypothesis," which suggests that indiscriminate war on all microscopic organisms may be bad for our health. Immunologists,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In a millisecond, on July 16, 1945, the evolution of the human species took a remarkable turn. Until the explosion of the world's first nuclear weapon, the human body coexisted, if uneasily, with natural sources of radioactivity from the sky, rocks, and other unavoidable sources. Now, with x-rays and nuclear medicine a part of our daily lives, the issue has become just how much radioactivity...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The life of a cardiac patient might hang by a thread-but it's more accurate to say it hangs by a tube. In this program, anatomist Gunther von Hagens and pathologist John Lee demonstrate just how delicate and vulnerable the human circulatory system is. Exposing the network of veins and arteries from a deceased woman's body, they dissect the heart to reveal a massive affliction of arterial...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This program provides useful guidelines and advice to caregivers assisting people with mental impairments. The two major classifications of impairment are closely examined: dementia, or degenerative diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer's, and mental disorders due to congenital conditions, such as Down syndrome. Techniques on how to communicate with and assist elderly people are demonstrated....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Over 19 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea. But the potentially fatal disorder only presents during sleep-so a large number of sufferers remain unaware of the danger. This program explores the causes of OSA and the treatments available for it. Two instructive case studies will help viewers understand and feel comfortable about current diagnostic approaches, including the completion...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Kirby, David.

Summary: IIn the 1990s reported autism cases among American children began spiking. This trend coincided with the addition of several new shots to the nation's already crowded vaccination schedule, grouped together and given in the early months of infancy. Most of these shots contained the preservative thimerosal, which includes a quantity of the toxin mercury. This book explores the heated controversy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 614.47 KIR

Sicile-Kira, Chantal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkeley Pub. Group 2004

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.858 Sicile-Kira

Summary: What is it like for people with autism, living among others yet always, in a sense, living alone? And how do their parents cope, as they care for them? Built around several case studies, this program distinguishes between high- and low-functioning autism; illustrates structural and functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains; considers genetics, neurological diseases, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Einstein, Beethoven, Mozart, Van Gogh: all displayed symptoms of Asperger's syndrome. But not every person with Asperger's is a genius. This program follows a self-described eccentric who, after discovering he matches up with the general Asperger's profile, sets out on a quest to learn all he can about the disorder-and whether he truly does have it. Along the way, he speaks with author Michael...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This program presents an inspiring look at Matt Klemets, 21, and Annalisa Ericson, 28, as they participate in the Special Olympics as well as the community of family, educators, employers, and friends who encourage them to achieve their goals. Candid interviews with the special education directors at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut; Dr. Donald Cohen, of the Yale Child Study Center;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: After being diagnosed with breast cancer, six women from ABC News sat down and talked about taking on their formidable enemy. This program features all six women one year later, discussing what transpired over the past twelve months and how they feel about the future. While most are in remission, two patients are still grappling with disease on a daily basis, and both take this communal...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child was meant to establish the fundamental right of those 18 and below to a life free from exploitation and preventable adverse conditions. However, there are still many factors that pose risks to the health of the young, in both the developing world and industrialized countries. This program examines the most prominent of these risks: early pregnancy...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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