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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D30231
Raising a child with autism during the 1950s and '60s could brand not only the child as dysfunctional, but often the mother as well. Since the affliction was highly misunderstood, medical professionals sometimes resorted to blaming the mother's "cold" parenting style as a way to explain her child's strange behaviors. This documentary ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D00423
This feature-length documentary based on the award-winning short film of the same name sensitively explores the world of autism. Co-director Taylor Cross (himself a high-functioning autistic person) conducts revelatory interviews with autistic people and those raising autistic children, getting them to open up about their unique perspectives ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D81770
Demonstrating that there are no physical barriers to creativity, this documentary from filmmaker/activist Keri Bowers looks at an array of people whose disabilities--from autism (Temple Grandin, Stephen Shore, Donna Williams) to cerebral palsy (Geri Jewell)--haven't kept them from achieving success in literature and the performing arts. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Tricia Regan |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D10437
An inspirational acting coach leads five autistic children in the staging of an original stage musical in this touching documentary. Candor and consciousness-raising mark this chronicle of the group's challenging theatrical endeavor, which provides a unique window into the lives of children and families struggling to cope with the pervasive ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Sandrine Bonnaire |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D98786
Actress Sandrine Bonnaire ("Intimate Strangers") directs this sensitive and enlightening documentary focused on the trials faced by her younger sister Sabine, who suffered from an autism-related condition that was undiagnosed for nearly 30 years. Bonnaire's film takes an unflinching look at the medical system that allowed her sister ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D03779
Was there anything that could treat the autism afflicting young Rupert Isaacson? In this moving and spiritual documentary, viewers learn how traditional therapies fail to improve his life, and follow Rupert's family as they discover the boy's attachment to animals results in a courageous journey to Mongolia and a life-changing encounter ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D84303
The mother of a severely autistic child seeks out more than just conventional wisdom as she pursues information about her son's affliction across the United States and Europe. As she meets with other families grappling with autism's many challenges, she explores cutting-edge therapeutic strategies. Kate Winslet narrates this moving ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D06839
What could be said about a young child who obsessively caresses all the lampposts in the park? This thought-provoking documentary on autism from Todd Drezner features the filmmaker examining the condition and its debate by interviewing people who view autism as a disease, and those who see it as a disguised gift that only requires simple ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D59765
An estimated 2.6 million kids in our public schools face the challenges of dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other learning impingements that may lead to them being written off as less capable. This enlightening documentary surveys eight youngsters each dealing with learning differences, and how they've called upon their individual strengths ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D84184
Comprised of home movie clips and revealing interviews, this intimate and moving documentary relates the story of Chris Murray, an autistic man born into a family with a long and difficult history of depression and bipolar disorder. The film (directed by Chris' brother, Tom Murray) reveals how his mother fought to help Chris reach his ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D50507
Providing a compelling perspective on autism, this documentary profiles a dozen men and women, each on varying grades of the autism spectrum, and each having never been diagnosed as such until late in life. Their accounts of their struggles fitting in, and of dealing with their respective challenges, make for an enlightening and inspirational ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D59766
Documentarians Alan and Susan Raymond present an encompassing and fascinating perspective on this most prevalent of learning disorders, from an understanding of dyslexia's neurobiological workings to educational programs that aid the dyslexic in building compensatory skills to a survey of prominent dyslexics and how their challenges ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Stefan Rossini |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Fullscreen
SKU: D34604
This compelling documentary reveal on the learning disorder dyslexia takes on the myths and misconceptions that have risen around dyslexics, supplying insights into diagnosis from leading researchers and offering uplifting accounts from kids who are finding ways to overcome their obstacles. Testimony from Richard Branson, Charles Schwab, ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Alfonso Brescia |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D54038
Exploring the affliction that leads many children to despair when their deficits in reading, writing, or spelling are often attributed to "not trying hard enough," this sensitive documentary offers both an overview of dyslexia and the profile of a specific case. Filmmaker Luis Macias focuses his enlightening and intimate film on the ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   DVD Widescreen
SKU: D26426
The parent of an autistic child leads viewers on a cross-country exploration of the disorder's wide and subtle spectrum in this sensitive documentary. While traveling throughout the country, he meets a variety of autistic people and their families, whose networks of support are both strong and struggling to understand the causes, challenges, ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Kevin Kline |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D28619
Are autism activists and advocates wrong to focus so much attention on causes and potential cures? This insightful documentary offers contrasting views from Autistic Self Advocacy Network president Ari Ne'eman and others, who argue that there is a greater need for emphasis on neurodiversity--an approach they believe is not shared by ... more
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