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by William C. Rogers
Fernald State School, America’s first institution for individuals with developmental disabilities, was founded in Massachusetts in 1848 and still operates today. It stands as a powerful case study of an endeavor in which the best of intentions go awry.
by Michel Orion Scott
When their son is diagnosed with autism, one Texas couple seeks the best medical treatment. Nothing works — until they discover their son’s connection to horses, and take a spiritual journey to Mongolia on an epic quest for healing.
by Walter Brock
An unflinching portrait of a disabled man who is pushing for independence and an equal slice of the American pie.
by Robert Arnold and Lindsay Sablosky
A developmentally disabled man and his friends attempt to redefine their roles as caregivers and client at the heart of an urban community alive with music, art and creativity.
by Miguel Grunstein and Dale Kruzic
A diverse and colorful group of adolescents with physical disabilities emerges -- luminous -- into the magic of national wheelchair basketball competition. Here they are not different.
by Carole Lucia Satrina and Eugene Marner
In this six-part series, Americans from all walks of life gather at diners, cafeterias, and coffee shops to discuss identity and the challenges of building community.
by Eric Neudel
Lives Worth Living follows one man's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and his role in the earliest days of the Disability Rights Movement.
by Maria Finitzo
Mapping Stem Cell Research brings the stem cell debate to the forefront and examines the constantly evolving interplay between the promise of new discoveries, the controversy of modern science, and the courage of people living with devastating disease and injury.
by Jeff Malmberg
After a vicious attack leaves him brain damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in Marwencol, a 1/6th-scale World War II-era town that he creates in his backyard.
by Sophie Sartain
A 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, faces the inevitable and has to find her daughter a home. This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary tells the story of a quirky and fiercely devoted mother-daughter duo.