The Training Department has an array of movies which can be checked out at your request. The following are a list of movies available and their descriptions.

Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy- 40 minutes
Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy is an intimate portrait of two women with disabilities who are determined to live independent, non-institutionalized lives.

David’s Mother- 92 minutes
Sally Goodson (Kristie Alley) has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. Each feels they know what's best for David. But their opinions are not the same. Sally's developing relationship with John Nils (Sam Waterson) is caught in the middle.

Her Name is Sabine- 85 minutes
An intelligent, moving and beautiful portrait of Sabine, a 38-year-old autistic woman, filmed by her sister, the famous French actress Sandrine Bonnaire. Through personal footage filmed over a period of 25 years, it is revealed that Sabine's growth and many talents were crushed by improper diagnosis and an inadequate care structure. After a tragic five-year stay in a psychiatric hospital, Sabine finally finds a new lease on life in a home together with other young people living with similar mental and emotional illnesses. This very intimate film also sends an urgent message to a society that still does not know how to properly take care of its citizens with physical and psychological disabilities.

Miracle Run- 96 minutes
Single mom Corrine (Mary-Louise Parker) is overwhelmed to discover that her seven-year-old twin boys (Zac Efron) are both autistic. But she refuses to give up on their potential, even when the rest of the world does. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her children accomplish the unimaginable. This movie, based on a true story, reminds us all that we deserve to reach for the stars

Mozart and the Whale- 94 minutes
A dramatic-comedy, inspired by the lives of two people with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, whose emotional dysfunctions threaten to sabotage their budding romance. Donald (Josh Hartnett) is a good-natured but hapless taxi driver with a love of birds and a superhuman knack for numbers. Like many people with AS, he likes patterns and routines. But when the beautiful but complicated Isabel (Radha Mitchell) joins the autism support group he leads, his life - and his heart - are turned upside down.

Normal People Scare Me: 85 minutes
Based on the 10 minute award winning short film of the same title, Normal People Scare Me is a feature-length documentary sharing first-person accounts of life and living with autism. Created by Taylor Cross, a 17 year old aspiring film maker with high functioning autism, Normal People Scare Me highlights 65 interviews conducted over the past two years by Cross, with interview subjects representing different levels of abilities on the autism spectrum. The film's interview subjects range in age from 9 to 57 years. Cross asks subjects questions such as "What does autism look like from your perspective? Do you like or not like being autistic?; What do you want to be when you grow up?; to Have you ever been teased? The courageous kids, teens and adults Taylor interviews offer powerful, poignant, and deeply moving insight to life and living behind the many faces and mysteries of autism.

Refrigerator Mothers- 53 minutes
A mid-century medical nightmare is revealed in David E. Simpson, J.J. Hanley and Gordon Quinn’s Refrigerator Mothers. Autism is one of today's fastest growing disorders, affecting 1 in 500 people. It is now known to be a neurological condition, but from the 1950’s through the 1970’s the medical establishment mistakenly believed it had found the root cause of the disorder: poor mothering. Doctors presumed that the often obsessive behaviors of autistic children—rigid rituals, speech difficulty, self-isolation—stemmed from their mothers' emotional frigidity. Refrigerator Mothers explores the traumatic legacy of blame, guilt and self-doubt suffered by a generation of women who were branded "refrigerator mothers."

Snowcake- 112 minutes
Alex Hughes (Alan Rickman), an ex-convict, is on a road trip to Winnipeg to see an old friend. Along the way, he meets the annoying, but vivacious, Vivienne Freeman who manages to bum a ride with him. Just as he begins to warm to this eccentric girl, Alex's vehicle is in a serious automobile accident that kills Vivienne. After his meeting with the police, Alex decides to speak with Vivienne's mother. Upon arrival at her home, Alex discovers that the mother, Linda (Sigourney Weaver), is a highly functional autistic woman who convinces him to stay long to take out the garbage the day after the funeral he agrees to arrange. In those few days, Alex discovers new friends and learns more about the uniqueness of Linda even as he struggles to come to terms with his own grief.

Temple Grandin- 109 minutes
Temple Grandin paints a picture of a young woman’s perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism at a time when it was still quite unknown.  The film chronicles Temple’s (Claire Danes) early diagnosis: her turbulent growth and development during her school years: the enduring support she received from her mother (Julia Ormond), aunt (Catherine O’Hara), and her science teacher (David Strathairn): and her emergence as a woman with an innate sensitivity and understanding of animal behavior.

Unforgotten: 25 years after Willowbrook: 57 minutes
It was a nightmare that shocked not only New York, but all of America. The public outcry about the Willowbrook School (on Staten Island) for people with developmental disabilities resulted from Geraldo Rivera's award-winning series on WABC-TV in 1972. UNFORGOTTEN takes us on a tour of the facilities and interviews residents and their families about the inhumane treatment that shocked our nation.

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