Four charismatic kids strive for acceptance in a world that is often, at best, indifferent to them.
Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica, ages 5 to 15, reveal what it’s like to live with physical disabilities. Their parents search out opportunities where they are accepted and feel valued, such as an after-school dance program in Queens, New York. With the help of a loving community, including dedicated teenage volunteers, the students prepare for a spring recital. Throughout all, they become eloquent advocates for the powers of inclusion, respect and empathy.
Narrated by Academy-Award nominee Chris Cooper, this film follows three young adults with intellectual disabilities.
Micah, Naieer, and Naomie, who, with the support of family, educators, and colleagues, work toward a future marked with increased inclusion and independence. Their pioneering lives challenge staid notions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.
Dyslexia affects one in 10 people, and it can lead to greater problems later in life; in fact it is believed that as many as half of the prisoners in Texas are dyslexic. However, there are many successful people, including celebrities and business leaders, who have the disorder. Richard and Arthur seek answers to this conundrum through interviews with scientists and experts.
On their road trip, the father and son duo also meet several notable dyslexics, such as Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and actor/comedian Eddie Izzard. Forty years after his own struggles in school, Richard himself also gets tested for dyslexia, as he seeks to find out if he passed it down to his son.
Over the course of three and a half years, SOAR follows the lives of these two remarkable young women, capturing moments of revelation about themselves, and their frustrations with each other as they mature as individuals, dancers, and sisters. Tension arises, though, when Uriah steps away, finally admitting her need to define herself as an individual. After a period of discord, a dance concert reunites them, rekindling their powerful bond. SOAR offers an intimate look at how dance helps these remarkable sisters to define themselves, together and separately, and the idea of what is possible.
This documentary tells stories of individuals who struggle with vision loss and blindness.
Stories include an Iraqi war veteran’s vision loss due to a traumatic brain injury and a woman who is losing both her sight and hearing yet, refuses to stop achieving her dreams.The film also presents the complexities of human vision and the exciting future that lays ahead with new technologies and medicine only imagined a few years ago.
Peg + Cat, a PBS KIDS animated preschool series, follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures and learn foundational math concepts and skills. Co-creators Billy Aronson (Rent, Postcards from Buster) and Jennifer Oxley (Little Bill, The Wonder Pets!) have teamed with The Fred Rogers Company to bring young viewers a new way to experience math through Peg and Cat’s relatable, and often hilarious, adventures.
This presentation of Peg + Cat is part of Move to Include, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Through programming and special events, WXXI and the Golisano Foundation look to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life. To learn more, click here.