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  • A young boy with long hair rides a skateboard with the words Heart Child.

    Autism Awareness Month

    Autism is a lifelong developmental disability with no single known cause. Learn about its impact and how it is being dealt with through viewing of DCMP titles such as these: 1) Heart Child. This documentary chronicles the story of a mother's journey to create and sustain a non-profit organization for autistic children. While she has health struggles of her own, she starts A.skate (Autism. Skating with Kids through Acceptance, Therapy, and Education); 2) Living With a Challenge. Shares experiences of children with autism and other disabilities who have been bullied; and 3) The Spectrum of Autism. Relates the experiences, challenges, and problems of several families who have struggled to care for children who are at various points on the spectrum.

  • A teen girl sits in her living room, talking and gesturing.

    Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Each year, there are nearly three million reports of child abuse and neglect. We also know that the risk of violence to children with disabilities is routinely three to four times higher than that of non-disabled children. Your awareness of this terrible problem will grow through views of DCMP resources such as: 1) A Terrible Secret. Young Nari has a terrible secret she can't tell anyone. Her drawings in art class of dark images and scary faces are of concern to her teacher, who senses what might be wrong; 2) The Eleventh Commandment. In this music video, Collin Raye addresses the heartbreaking reality of child abuse; and 3) Talk to Me. One in six victims of sexual assault is under the age of twelve. Preteen and teen victims are often silenced by fear, shame, guilt, and threats of reprisal.

  • A teen girl of color looks at the camera with the words: Myth, Alcohol is harmless.

    Alcohol Awareness Month

    Alcohol is the drug of choice among youth. Many of these young people are experiencing the consequences of drinking at too early an age. As a result, underage drinking is a leading public health problem in this country. Awaken your students awareness to this problem with DCMP titles like these: 1) Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana. Tells how the young brain works and the short- and long- term effects of drugs on it. Part of The Danger Zone: Steering Clear of Drugs series; 2) Getting Stupid: How Drugs Damage Your Brain. Presents scientific information on the effects of alcohol, marijuana, inhalants, and other drugs. Also available in Spanish; and 3) Totally True Facts About Alcohol. Presents myths and facts about alcoholic beverages. Uses a mix of teen hosts and kids talking about real-life experiences. Part of the Drug Facts Action Pack series (with lesson guides).

New Media Releases

  • Image from The Heather World: Heather Artinian at TEDxGeorgetown

    The Heather World: Heather Artinian at TEDxGeorgetown - 2013 - 15 minutes

    Heather Artinian is a student at Georgetown majoring in Government Studies. She was the subject of an academy-award nominated documentary titled Sound and Fury which focused on a family battle over a controversial medical device, the cochlear implant. In this TED Talk, she shares several of her journeys from learning how to speak and hear, attending hearing schools, and striving to be part of the deaf culture and the hearing world.

  • Image from Science Video Vocab: Chemistry (Spanish)

    Science Video Vocab: Chemistry (Spanish) - 2013 - 5 minutes

    Features a wide variety of video footage, photographs, diagrams, graphics, and labels. Begins with a simple definition which helps clarify pronunciation and provides opportunities to transfer words from working to long-term memory. Also concludes with a critical thinking question. For this particular clip, students will focus on the term chemistry.

  • Image from Science Video Vocab: Allotrope (Spanish)

    Science Video Vocab: Allotrope (Spanish) - 2013 - 3 minutes

    Features a wide variety of video footage, photographs, diagrams, graphics, and labels. Begins with a simple definition which helps clarify pronunciation and provides opportunities to transfer words from working to long-term memory. Also concludes with a critical thinking question. For this particular clip, students will focus on the term allotrope.

  • Image from Science Video Vocab: Biochemistry (Spanish)

    Science Video Vocab: Biochemistry (Spanish) - 2013 - 5 minutes

    Features a wide variety of video footage, photographs, diagrams, graphics, and labels. Begins with a simple definition which helps clarify pronunciation and provides opportunities to transfer words from working to long-term memory. Also concludes with a critical thinking question. For this particular clip, students will focus on the term biochemistry.

  • Image from Science Video Vocab: Element (Spanish)

    Science Video Vocab: Element (Spanish) - 2013 - 3 minutes

    Features a wide variety of video footage, photographs, diagrams, graphics, and labels. Begins with a simple definition which helps clarify pronunciation and provides opportunities to transfer words from working to long-term memory. Also concludes with a critical thinking question. For this particular clip, students will focus on the term element.

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