A short film / public service announcement. It features Virginians with intellectual disabilities who stand to be hurt by thoughtless, cruel names they might be called.
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We Watch the City: Stories in the Shadow of 9/11
This clip is from the documentary addressing the experiences of persons with
developmental disabilities and those who support them in the aftermath of
9/11. Here, Ritchie Meyer describes what he saw on that morning.
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We Watch the City
This clip from the documentary on 9/11 shows a collection of images from the
show with the theme song (written by Chester Finn and Steve Holmes) playing
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Introduction to Interact Center
From a recent video profile, founder and artistic director Jeanne Calvit describes the Interact Center for the
Visual and Performing Arts.
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Interact Center: Tom Koesling
Actor Tom Koesling sings an original work from the play "Mother Mary's Gumbo Ya Ya."
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Interact Center: Tarantella
Interact Theatre's Doug Christie sings their original hit "Tarantella" from their "Take No Prisoners Cabaret with
Madame Josette." This clip also shows part of their popular song "Thorazine Blues."
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Interact Center: Donovan Durham
Cartoonist Donovan Durham, an artist on the Interact Center, discusses his work and aspirations.
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Interact Center: "Dr. K"
Interact Theatre's original song "Dr. K (Kevorkian)" from their play "Take No Prisoners Cabaret with Madame Josette."
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Driven by Love
An introduction from the video "Driven by Love," produced by Arc Minnesota for their 50th anniversary. Parent
advocates talk of the tremendous progress they have made and the need for ongoing advocacy.
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Driven by Love: Mindy Thao
Parent advocate talks of the Arc's outreach to the Hmong community in St. Paul, MN.
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In memory of Senator Paul Wellstone, the Quality Mall offers the following video clips taken from "Leading Change," a video on grassroots leadership and disability that is part of the Tools for Change
Paul Wellstone on Community
In Senator Wellstone's famous words, "We all do better when we all do better."
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Vision of a Just Society
Senator Wellstone envisions a just society where every person has the same chance to reach their full potential.
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Paul Wellstone on Citizen Politics
Senator Wellstone describes an alternative to Big Money politics -- a grassroots citizen politics, with people willing to get involved in public policy and political affairs.
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Paul Wellstone on Grassroots Leadership
Senator Wellstone describes his background in preparing him for grassroots organizing and fighting for human dignity.
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Gunnar Dybwad: "Quality of Life is something you've got to believe
Professor Gunnar Dybwad reflects on his optimism and belief in people.
(From a 1994 interview in Minneapolis.)
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Self-advocate Ann Thomas talks about her dream of all self-advocates
uniting and speaking with one voice.
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The History of Quality Assurance
Val Bradley speaks to the history of quality assurance in the field
of developmental disabilities.
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Community Inclusion for All
Barbara Handahl, a former staffperson in a Minnesota institution,
tells of how staff were also institutionalized and how community inclusion
offers a wonderful opportunity for individuals with disabilities and those
who support them.
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Advice to Parents Living in Rural Areas
Parent and advocate Sherri Huwe offers practical advice to people
receiving services in rural areas.
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Roger Stancliff of the University of Minnesota discusses Active Supports
in residential services for people with developmental disabilities.
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The Arts and Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Howard Miller discusses the role of the arts in providing a new way
of viewing and understanding people with developmental disabilities.
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Quality Management and Self-Determination
Chas Moseley speaks to the need for developing quality management
systems based on a self-determination model, honoring authority, control,
responsibility, and freedom.
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Bob Gettings talks about the role of individuals in making it possible
for persons with life-long disabilities to lead quality lives.
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Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination
Chas Moseley talks of the different meanings of these two important
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People with Disabilities and the Holocaust
Clip from "Disability Culture Rap," by Advocating
Change Together (www.selfadvocacy.com).
This scene features treatment of people with disabilities during the Holocaust.
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Direct Action Organizing
Bob Kafka of ADAPT explains direct action organizing and its power
in creating lasting change.
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This clip defines self-determination and Person-Centered Planning.
From the video "Person-Centered Thinking."
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Access to Technology
Don O'Callaghan discusses the barriers and opportunities of technology
in support of people with developmental disabilities.
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ADAPT and the Americans with Disabilities Act
ADAPT co-founder Bob Kafka talks about ADAPT's fight for accessible
public transportation and its influence on the design of the Americans
with Disabilities Act as a civil rights act.
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Dale Dutton discusses accreditation and the state's role in delivering
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Bob Kafka describe this grassroots disability rights organization.
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Self-Advocacy Is . . .
This clip is from the program "Self-Advocacy: Freedom, Equality, and Justice
for All," available from Advocating Change Together (www.selfadvocacy.com).
Here, Nancy Ward and Irving Martin offer definitions of self-advocacy.
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Irving Martin Testifies for Better Wages
Self-advocacy pioneer Irving Martin testifies on behalf of persons with
developmental disabilities working for low wages in a sheltered workshop.
From the documentary "Sticks and Stone," available from Advocating Change
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Health and Safety in Context
Michael Smull discusses our need to change the ways we talk about
issues of health and safety regarding individuals with developmental disabilities.
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A Historical Shift in Providing Services
Bob Gettings discusses the old philosophy of professional-directed
services to the new system of person-directed, quality services.
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Michael Smull discusses the barriers to support coordination and the
time required to make this work.
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Involving All Neighbors
Carolyn Carlson talks about a Seattle-based project called Involving
All Neighbors, which works to involve people with disabilities as active
participants in their communities.
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Barbara Handahl speaks to the importance of community inclusion from
the perspective of a former state institution worker in Minnesota.
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The Importance of Our Work
John O'Brien offers a meditation on the importance of person-centered
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John Smith of the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community
Integration discusses how quality indicators should be used to recognize
what is truly important to people.
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Plans as Vehicles
Michael Smull addresses person-centered plans as vehicles for helping
to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities, noting that different
plans work for different people.
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John O'Brien talks to the need for understanding on a basic level
before we can have real systems change.
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