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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
 evil  
 brave  
 ridiculed  
 burden  
 object of curiosity  
 violent  
 laughable  
 impaired  
 sentimentalized  
 cursed  
   

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

 

 

Films

  • 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