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Resources about disability for teens
Recommended by Holland Bloorview families
Some of these books are available in audio format
Some of these books are available in braille
Out of My Mind
About Melody, an 11-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, who can’t tell anyone she has a photographic memory until she discovers something that helps her speak for the first time.
A story about a 10-year-old boy with a facial difference called August, who is trying to fit in.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
A mystery narrated by a 15-year-old boy, Christopher, who has autism.
Inclusion books series
This three-book series tells stories about inclusion in the classroom and at work, and celebrates individuality.
Holland Bloorview’s BLOOM, recognized as one of the top blogs about disability in the world, features compelling stories, research and news.
Ouch: Disability Talk
A weekly, and often funny, podcast featuring interviews with people with disabilities.
Carly Fleischmann, who has autism and uses a communication device, interviews celebrities on her comedic talk show. Carly’s on social media too!
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.