Through animation and audio, young people with Aspergers Syndrome explain what it is and express how they feel about it. They give very personal insights that could only be achieved through using these creative mediums and techniques.
A short film about a young boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, whose family makes a conscious decision not to fit in.
Runtime: 25 min Year: 2009 Country: USA
An honest, touching, and often humorous account of a seven-year-old girl’s relationship with her six-year-old brother, who has Down Syndrome – or as he calls it – “Up!” Syndrome.
Runtime: 4 min Year: 2004 Country: USA
This fun, inspirational short video presents children and adults with Down syndrome, talking about their dreams and triumphs.
Runtime: 16 min Year: 2012 Country: Canada “For Dorian” tells the story of a father who fears the sexual awakening of his disabled son and struggles with the notion of letting him go.
Runtime: 14 min Year: 2013 Country: USA
An ESPN documentary about Garrett, who was born with Down Syndrome and is training his body and mind for MMA fighting.
Runtime: 19 min Year: 2011 Country: USA
These actors with disabilities address access, inclusion, and authenticity in Hollywood representations of disability.
Runtime: 5 min Year: 2009 Country: USA
Bicyclist Jerry sustained a traumatic brain injury during a Sunday afternoon bike ride.
OCEAN OF OPPORTUNITIES
Runtime: 10 min Year: 2010 Country: Norway “Ocean of Opportunities” is the story of a young girl with Down Syndrome who bravely decides to break free from her unloving alcoholic mother so that she can finally pursue the life she deserves.
Runtime: 7 min Year: 2002 Country: USA
This short film invites us into the world of a young man who has autism and muteness. In his own words, with the use of digitations, a communication board and the camera, we are offered an intimate glimpse into the challenges and frustrations of his everyday life.
OUTSIDER: THE LIFE AND ART OF JUDITH SCOTT
Runtime: 26 min Year: 2006 Country: USA
From a lifetime of institutionalization to international acclaim in the art world, this film is an intimate portrait of a compelling, eccentric and talented individual who has prevailed in the face of daunting odds.
Q & A
Runtime: 4 min Year: 2010 Country: USA Joshua Littman, who has Aspergers Syndrome, interviewed his mother Sarah at StoryCorps. Their one-of-a-kind conversation covered everything from cockroaches to Sarah’s feelings about Joshua as a son.
Runtime: 9 min Year: 2008 Country: Australia Rudely Interrupted is one of Australia’s unique indie rock acts. 5 out of 6 members share a range of physical and intellectual disabilities but most importantly, a common interest in self expression through music.
THE MAGIC OF J-MAC
Runtime: 13 min Year: 2010 Country: USA The Magic of J-Mac is a story of a Jason McElwain, an autistic high school basketball team manager, who gets a chance to play in a regular season game and shoot the lights out.
WORLD WITHIN OUR OWN
Runtime: 3 min Year: 2012 Country: USA Explore the world of a boy with autism and the challenges that he and his family face.