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Disability Awareness

Streaming Movies from Films on Demand

HBO Films’ Temple Grandin is an engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America’s most remarkable success stories. © 2010

CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion is an award-winning and star-studded documentary that takes a thought-provoking and often humorous look at the evolution of disability portrayals in entertainment. © 2018

Temple Grandin, Jonathan Chase, and Stephen Shore explore how autism affects their lives, the benefits and drawbacks to being diagnosed, and how society can help those afflicted lead fulfilling lives. © 2016

After a devastating accident, Scott Martlew defies odds and expectations attempting to be one of the best paracanoists in the world. Watch as he trains for the 2016 Paralympics. © 2014

This film chronicles Abbey Curran, a former Miss Iowa and first woman with a disability to compete in Miss USA, and eight girls with disabilities as they participate in the Miss You Can Do It pageant. © 2013

An astonishing documentary about a man who overcomes his disability one day at a time, Alan Govenar's new film reveals the extraordinary life of African immigrant Sidiki Conde. © 2013

Streaming Movies from Kanopy

Invitation to Dance is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. Simi Linton's story forms the narrative backbone of the documentary.  © 2014

Disabilities can have an impact on the siblings of people with disabilities. This film gives voice to those impacted by the day-to-day living with a brother or sister having a developmental or other disability. © 2009

Mary (Piper Laurie) is a single businesswoman in her 40s. Tim (Mel Gibson) is a young laborer who suffers from a learning disability. Their friendship grows deeper, to the chagrin of their disapproving friends. © 1979

This documentary follows the stirring personal journey, both intimate and universal, of a man coming to terms with his disability and breaking through the myths of blindness. © 2016

In Autism is a World, Sue takes the audience on an extraordinary journey inside autism to explain what she feels and does. This is a view of autism as it has rarely been seen--from the inside out. © 2005

At seventeen, Camila got too used to winning. She loves swimming and doesn't know failure. However, a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) that will force her to reinvent herself with courage, humor, and love. © 2018

In this wildly original action-comedy, two teenaged boys living with disabilities find escape from their humdrum lives when they're enlisted by a gruff ex-con to be his accomplices... as wheelchair hit men. © 2017

Streaming Movies from Feature Films for Education

At the age of 36, Mark O'Brien, a man in an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. Inspired by a true story, The Sessions, follows the relationship between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood. © 2018

A salesman competes in the cutthroat world of pharmaceuticals to hawk a male performance enhancement drug. Based on Jamie Reidy's memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman." © 2010

Nell is raised in the remote backwoods of South Carolina, never having met anyone except her mother. When her mother finally dies, Nell must confront the outside world.  © 1994

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. © 2014

Soon after moving in, Beth, a brainy, beautiful writer damaged from a past relationship encounters Adam, the handsome, but odd, fellow in the downstairs apartment whose awkwardness is perplexing. © 2009

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Films on Demand

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Feature Films for Education

Hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes. 

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