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National Disability Awareness Month Streaming and DVD Resources


"People with disabilities face many difficulties in all facets of daily life. In 1987 President Ronald Reagan officially declared the month of March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness (NDDA) month. However, over time, the title has shifted to National Disability Awareness Month to become more inclusive of all disabilities.  This includes the observance of Disability Pride Month celebrated in July, and other disability-related holidays & celebrations in October. The NDDA proclamation called for people to provide understanding, encouragement, and opportunities to help persons with disabilities to lead productive and fulfilling lives. This class of disabilities can refer to impairments in learning and behavior, such as autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and impairments in physical and/or intellectual functioning such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and Down syndrome."  ~ Stem Learning and Research Center

Media Services encourages you to explore the Office of Disability Services for Students, located in the Herman B Wells Library, 1320 E. Tenth Street, West Tower, W302 for additional resources. 


Representation in Pictures & Film

KTTV News. Audio: Governor decrees March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month as Missourians with Disabilities Lobby for Caregiver Funding. Missouri. Accessed 15 Feb. 2023.

"Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" Netflix Youtube. 2022. (Full-length documentary film available to view, courtesy of Netflix) Accessed 15 Feb. 2023. <>


Four Easy Steps to Hiring Qualified Applicants with Disabilities

"20111005-OHRM-RBN-1251" by USDAgov is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Having Fun Playing Basketball

"181017-N-PX557-0463" by NAVSUP Business Systems Center is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.

IUB Streaming Titles

The streaming titles listed below are available via IUCAT, and require CAS authorization. We invite you to explore more titles in IUCAT using variant keyword searches, such as:  developmental disabilities, people and disability, employment and disability, etc.

For a list of additional titles, see sidebar to access Disability Awareness Month Film & TV Catalogue, 2023

IUB DVD/Video Films

To check out media items, you must have a valid IU crimson or borrower's card. Be sure to check with Media Services for hours. Some titles may be exclusively shelved at the Indiana Institute on Disability located at 1905 N Range Rd, Bloomington.  812-855-9396. 

Additional IUB Resources

Internet Resources

Disability Awareness Month Film & TV Catalogue