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DVD Resources

The Hidden Curriculum: Teaching What Is Meaningful (DVD)

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.

This DVD reveals the essentials for understanding and teaching the unspoken social rules of everyday life and is sure to make a difference in the lives of people on theautism spectrum.

How Can I Be a Good Friend to Someone With Autism (DVD)

Good Friend, Inc., 2011

This is a 16 minute film for students K-5.  It promotes autism awareness and acceptance, students learn what it's like for their peers living with autism and how they can interact with them

“Intricate Minds”- DVDs designed to help children understand their peers who have Asperger Syndrome. The videos will help students understand and accept classmates with behaviors that make them appear “different.” Using the challenges and strengths of students with Asperger Syndrome as examples, the videos show the benefits of befriending classmates who appear dissimilar on the surface.

  • Intricate Minds: Understanding Classmates With Asperger Syndrome
    • 12 minutes long and geared for students in grades 6-12
  • Intricate Minds II: Understanding Elementary School Classmates With Asperger Syndrome
    • 16 minutes long and aimed for students in grades 3-6
  • Intricate Minds III: Understanding Elementary School Classmates With Asperger Syndrome
    • 17 minutes long and designed for students in grades 3-6; this video covers behavior that could be associated with AS, Higher Functioning Autism, Pervasive Development Disorder and similar conditions

It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend: DVD

Manners for the Real World

Coulter, 2008, 44 min.

A DVD guide to the right manners and behaviors for common social situations, with straightforward instructions and clear demonstrations.

The Out-of-Sync Child (DVD) – Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)Carol S. Kranowitz, 2007, 85 min.

Explains how SPD affects children's learning, behavior, their everyday lives, and offers practical advice on what we can do to help. Parents, educators and therapists can all benefit from watching this video

DVD-Learning Disabilities

Beyond F.A.T. City (DVD) – A Look Back, A Look Ahead

Richard D. Lavoie, 2005, 90 min.

Building on the success of How Difficult Can This Be, F.A.T. City Workshop (DVD)

This program is filled with powerful stories, trends and issues in the field of learning disabilities

It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend (DVD)

Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success

Rick Lavoie  90 minutes

Understanding the Student with Prader-Willi Syndrome:  Strategies for Success (DVD)

Michelle Donaldson and Ruby Gold, 40 min.

The Pader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) and Prader-Willi California Foundation have created this DVD to provide teachers with an overview of the issues associated with PWS and to demonstrate pragmatic strategies that school staff can use in supporting the success of a student with PWS in their classroom.

A Nurse's Guide to Puberty Education for Special Needs (DVD)