Freaks (1932)

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https://vimeo.com/6457633 An Amazing film about disability made in 1932 that my current house guest introduced to me today called Freaks (1936). Sound is poor but well worth watching! Sadly, I think most misunderstand this American horror movie. Majority of the actors have disabilities and I believe it was band when it came out as it was so confronting.

Boys in Chairs: Navigating Our Sex, Sexuality and Sex Appeal in Attendant Care Programs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-morrisongurza/boys-in-chairs-navigating_b_5247684.html | 1769 pageviews | ,

An article highlighting the some issues faced by people rely on support workers/care attendants in their homes in navigating their sexuality. A good read for all!

Disabled and Looking for Love

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"A documentary featuring members of The Outsiders group http://www.outsiders.org.uk for people with Mental and Physical disabilities, in their search for a relationship. And meets the founder of The Outsiders Tuppy Owens. Simon has Cerebral Palsy, Oldooz has Motor Sensory Neuropathy Type 2, Nick has Cerebral Palsy and Clifford has Autism / Aspergers Syndrome."

ABC Australia 7:30 program: New technology helps children with autism find their first words

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s4027348.htm | 2155 pageviews | , ,

Aired on 18 June 2014 A story on using AAC with children with autism to learn to communication. I am not sure why but in the story they refer to the system as LAM which is a feature within the Minspeak software. The system with the icons is called Minspeak that allows the user to tap out what they want in a few selection, if they have memory! LAM is a feature within Minspeak that be turned on to allow therapists, and alike, access to the history of the system so usage of words and sentences, as well as, icon sequencing can assess. The show does highlight that can help develop language skills, contrary to the common myth that AAC can damage language development in children.

(Sex)abled: Disability Uncensored

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http://youtu.be/qA020ShNQr8 Published on Aug 7, 2013 (SEX)ABLED: DISABILITY UNCENSORED - celebrates people with disabilities as sexual beings. This 15-minutedocumentary increases visibility for an often ignored population by addressing stereotypes that hinder sexual growth. Viewers are introduced to a community of sexually active disabled people. Community members expose the truth by pulling back the curtain to their sexual lives. (Sex)abled reveals that everyBODY is capable of being sexual. The documentary features participants of the discussion panel sponsored by University of California Berkeley's Disabled Students Union called "Are Cripples Screwed?" The panel is conducted several times a year and addresses issues surrounding sex, romance and intimacy that people of all bodies can relate to.

Scarlet Road Documentary

http://www.scarletroad.com.au | 3709 pageviews | , ,

"Scarlet Road follows the extraordinary work of Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression and the rights of sex workers, she specializes in a long over-looked clientele – people with disability." This documentary definitely shifted my beliefs and views of sex workers and the need for sexual expression of people with disabilities. It was one of main catalysts which assisted me to decide on the topic of my PhD.

Sexuality Education Counselling and Consultancy Agency (secca)

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Sexuality Education Counselling and Consultancy Agency (secca) was established in 1991 by a small group of professionals working in diverse service delivery areas with people with a disability. This group worked towards bridging the gaps in human relationships and sexuality services for people with a disability.