Thursday, April 6, 2 PM
For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature the film A Good Life. After watching, dive deeper with resources about people with intellectual disabilities living independently and their goals for the future on PBS LearningMedia.
Life is full of joys and challenges for us all but the experiences of individuals living with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities is something that not everyone understands or appreciates. A Good Life takes an intimate look into the lives of adults living with I/DD and their families. The film shares the challenges and opportunities they face, while leading experts in the field offer insight.
Transitions to Independent Living | Move to Include
There are options for people with intellectual disabilities to live on their own. Assisted living programs help connect adults to housing in the community and assist them in skill building to promote independence. Cori Piels describes her transition and goals for living on her own. Professor Martha Mock, Director of Institute for Innovative Transitions at the University of Rochester, discusses opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently.
In school or at home, take advantage of the Watch & Wonder broadcast schedule. Running each weekday from 1-3 PM, Watch & Wonder is great for classroom viewing, distance instruction, and families looking to spend some extra, quality time together. Featured programs are ideal for kids in grades 6-12, encouraging creativity with the arts, kick starting innovation through STEM, and expanding their horizons with stories from across the globe!
Each week, we’ll highlight a show from our Watch & Wonder block, and share a PBS LearningMedia resource — suitable for middle and high school students. Follow along on the Watch & Wonder Schedule page, or subscribe to our newsletter!