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Developmental Services Worker

Disability Movies

Mass Media

Media forms:

  • Radio
  • Press - newspapers, magazines
  • Print - books
  • Television
  • Film
  • Internet
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • Documentary
  • Comic art
  • Internet
  • Blogs
  • Twitter
  • Instagram



    Stereotype What to look for
 pitable  images
 pathetic  language
 helpless  an agenda
 sinister  terminology
 object of curiosity  

Television Shows

Some suggested television shows:


  • Family Guy - Lieutenant Joseph “Joe” Swanson uses a wheelchair.
  • Glee
  • Breaking Bad - actor with cerebral palsy - Walter White Jr.
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • ER (Kerry Weaver character)
  • House
  • Little People, Big World
  • Monk (detective with OCD)
  • South Park
  • Finding Nemo




  • There's Something About Mary
  • The Ringer - Johnny Knoxvile pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the Special Olympics and win
  • Born on the Fourth of July - Disabled veteran - sexual ability
  • My Left Foot - Cerebral palsy
  • Rain Man - Autistic
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Ice Castles - Blind
  • The Intouchables - Quadriplegic
  • The Other Side of the Mountain - Quadriplegic
  • The Elephant Man - Deformity