http://www.the-specials.com is an internet docu-soap which follows Lucy, Lewis, Sam, Megan & Hilly. Five housemates with learning disabilities who live the classic student lifestyle in Brighton, United Kingdom. Now aged between 19-23 they have been friends since childhood & together share the ups & downs of each other’s lives from first love to heartbreak, from leaving college to finding a job as well as the day-to-day stuff like arguing over the remote or storming the local karaoke night. It’s very interesting and inspiring. There are many more episodes on YouTube. Enjoy!!
The World Report on Disability is a major WHO/World Bank publication which was launched on 9 June 2011 at the United Nations in New York. The report explores current evidence about disability and highlights what works to improve the lives of people with disabilities. One chapter of the report highlights the importance of education as a means to promote participation. “What’s disability to me?”, Mia Farah, a woman with intellectual disabilities from Lebanon, to tell us about the problem of negative attitudes in schools, and to introduce us to the concept of self-advocacy