Homeless with Mental Illness

Homeless with Mental Illness

♪ [intro music] ♪ [Mental Illness Los Angeles] Oh… We’re about to get onto the freeway. ♪ [down-tempo hip-hop music] ♪ [Narrator] L.A., the City of Angels. Palm trees, sun, and beautiful people. But there’s another side to this city. There are places that tourists should never go. Places even locals try to avoid. This…

iPads, Autism and Social Inclusion

iPads, Autism and Social Inclusion

One of the really fantastic parts about working with children with autism is their special interests. When social skills and communication skills can be very difficult and often very challenging for them that thing they’re really fascinated in their special interest is the core of what keeps them centered and what they can understand inside…

Autism & Isolation

Autism & Isolation

Narrator: Marlena and David’s son, Ashley, has Autism. 15 years ago they asked for support from mental health experts. Ashely was placed in care. But for the past five years… He’s spent most of his days isolated… And in seclusion. It’s a situation they never expected. This is their plea for a review of Ashley’s…

Unlocking Autism

Unlocking Autism

(Ross) One of the really hard things I found at the beginning was I hoped Claude would be mild, and nobody could tell me at the beginning where he was going to be. There was an awful lot of unknown, and so I’m hoping it’s all going to be fine. And then another day you’d…

Autism & Isolation

Autism & Isolation

Narrator: Marlena and David’s son, Ashley, has Autism. 15 years ago they asked for support from mental health experts. Ashely was placed in care. But for the past five years… He’s spent most of his days isolated… And in seclusion. It’s a situation they never expected. This is their plea for a review of Ashley’s…

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

My mum, my birth mum, she drank alcohol when she was pregnant with me, which she shouldn’t have done. I don’t think women understand totally that when you drink when you’re pregnant, this is what you risk. because these people have thedisability forever, but so do you. We found that foetal alcohol is a very…

My Perfect Family: Rett Girls

My Perfect Family: Rett Girls

(FUNKY DRUM ‘N’ BASS MUSIC) Captions by Glenna Casalme www.able.co.nz Captions were made with the support of NZ On Air. Copyright Able 2018 (SLIDING DOOR WHIRRS) Baby play. You play with the water? Yup? Let’s sit you there. (COOS) There you are. (GENTLE GUITAR MUSIC) (LAUGHS) So we’ve got Kendyll, who’s got Rett syndrome. She’s…

Parenting with Sign Language

Parenting with Sign Language

I didn’t want two. (Sarah) I’m quite nervous. (Jarrod) I’m prepared. (Jarred) I’m also excited as well. (Sarah) Easy for him to say, he’s not the one giving birth is he. (Victoria) Daddy’s going to feed you. What do you say? (Adrian) Say sorry. Because I’m deaf I’m more aware and more conscious of what’s…