Films On Demand:
The Limits Of My World: The Limits of My World follows a nonverbal young man's transition from the school system into adulthood. Brian has autism and faces the daily challenges of adjusting to his new life. Filmed from the intimate perspective of his older sister Heather, this documentary seeks to understand Brian's personality beneath his disability. (1 hour and 10 mins)
Inside Dyslexia: Often viewed as a weakness, dyslexia actually means that a person processes information differently, and many with the disorder have learned to see it as a strength. This program illustrates the challenges faced by Amanda, Carmen, and Gio—three young people living with dyslexia—through personal interviews with them and those close to them. Viewers are guided into their unique and often overlooked world, made clear through eye-opening scenes at school and home. Produced by filmmakers who are themselves dyslexic, the film serves as a tool for educating others about dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, and for identifying a common vocabulary that can bridge the gap between those with and without learning disabilities. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. (58 minutes)
ADHD and Me: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder has long been seen as just another name for bad behavior. But we now know that ADHD is as real as autism and dyslexia. It’s the most common—and fastest growing—childhood disorder. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Many adults are now being diagnosed too, having struggled with chaotic lives for years without knowing why. This timely investigation looks at the causes and effects of ADHD. Do behavior therapies control the condition as well as medication? Are drugs now handed out as performance enhancers? And should people with ADHD even want to change? A BBC Production. (52 mins)
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