Two additions made to award-winning “Possibilities” video seriesFebruary 7, 2013
DETROIT – The Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) at Wayne State University has announced the release of two additional videos in its award-winning “Possibilities” series, bringing the total to six videos. The 5-7 minute videos depict the lives and accomplishments of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, highlighting how self-determination and community inclusion benefit both persons with disabilities and members of the community. The videos are intended for anyone interested in making the lives of individuals with disabilities as fulfilling and worthwhile as possible.
The first new video profiles Karen, a young woman with Williams Syndrome, who attends Cesar Chavez Academy in Detroit. Karen attends classes with her peers and illustrates the positive impact that inclusion has upon all aspects of one's life.
The second new video highlights the lives of Bjorn, Danny and Tom who are young men with different intellectual disabilities and roommates living in Charlevoix, Mich. Their stories exemplify the benefits of self-determination, team work and how a community can come together to affect positive change in the lives of persons with and without disabilities.
“Possibilities” presents a vision held by DDI Director Barbara LeRoy and shared by all striving to improve the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, that anyone can achieve their ideal life through support and self-determination. As Michigan’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), DDI is dedicated to promoting inclusive communities and enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.
All videos in the “Possibilities” series are offered free of charge online at http://ddi.wayne.edu/possibilities.php or on a DVD containing all six videos. To request copies, contact Michael Bray by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-577-6684.
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 29,000 students.
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