For adults who are allies
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Resources about disability for adults
Recommended by Holland Bloorview families
Some of these books are available in audio format
The Rosie Project
About Don, who has autism and trying to find true love.
One More Step: My Story of Living with Cerebral Palsy, Climbing Kilimanjaro, and Surviving the Hardest Race on Earth
From Surviving to Thriving: A Mother’s Journey Through Infertility, Loss and Miracles
Standing Tall: My Journey by Spencer West
A coming-of-age story written by Spencer, a young man without legs.
No Ordinary Boy
A mother’s story about her son with profound disabilities.
A story about a 10-year-old boy with a facial difference called August, who is trying to fit in.
Holland Bloorview’s BLOOM, recognized as one of the top blogs about disability in the world, features compelling stories, research and news.
Who Lives Like This Podcast
A podcast that tells the stories of caregivers of disabled children.
Carly Fleischmann (YouTube channel)
Carly Fleischmann, who has autism and uses a communication device, interviews celebrities on her comedic talk show.
Ouch: Disability Talk
A weekly, and often funny, podcast featuring interviews with people with disabilities.
About a family, including a teenager called JJ who has cerebral palsy and cannot speak.
Born This Way
A reality show about people who have Down syndrome.
The Good Doctor
A medical drama that features Dr. Shaun Murphy, who has autism.
A drama series about a family, including a young boy called Max who has Asperger syndrome.
A coming-of-age show about 18-year-old Sam, who has autism.
ReelAbilities Film Festival
An annual festival that features films and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures.
Biographical drama about surfer Bethany Hamilton, who loses her arm in a shark attack.
The Theory of Everything
Biographical drama about the life of scientist Stephen Hawking, who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
A biographical drama about Temple Grandin, who has autism, and her work in the cattle industry.