This is where I’ll post various books, films and other media which is worth checking out throughout the month. 

T.E.D. Talks

Our fight for disability rights and why we’re not done yet | Judith Heumann | TEDxMidAtlantic

I got 99 problems… palsy is just one | Maysoon Zayid

I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much | Stella Young

The Truth About Growing Up Disabled | Dylan Alcott | TEDxYouth@Sydney

What’s wrong with me? Absolutely nothing | Gabi Ury | TEDxSanDiego

The Disability Conversation | Ben Myers | TEDxOStateU

How a 13 year old changed ‘Impossible’ to ‘I’m Possible’ | Sparsh Shah | TEDxGateway

Talking about disability | Celeste Adams | TEDxYouth@AnnArbor

Overcoming Ableism: What You Don’t Know As An Able Bodied Person | Naty Rico | TEDxUCIrvine

TEDxMIA – Shelley Baer – The Beauty of Disability

Able Privilege, Re-Conceptualizing Disability: Alan Larson at TEDxSFA

Inclusion, belonging and the disability revolution: Jennie Fenton at TEDxBellingen

At First Glance | Kurt Hoffman | TEDxVirginiaTech

Living with an Invisible Disability | Sarah Skinner | TEDxYouth@Dayton

The Power of a Disability | Maeve Sheehy | TEDxNatick

Fearless like a child — overcoming adversity | Jack Kavanagh | TEDxTallaght

Every body: glamour, dateability, sexuality & disability | Dr. Danielle Sheypuk | TEDxBarnardCollege

Mainstreaming Disability | Dylan Alcott | TEDxSydney

Sexuality and Disability: Forging Identity in a World that Leaves You Out | Gaelynn Lea | TEDxYale

Sexuality & disability — a seat at the table: Cheryl Cohen Greene at TEDxFiDiWomen

Undressing Disability | Emily Yates | TEDxYouth@StPeterPort

General Reference

Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability Ed. Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black & Michael Northen

Staring Out: The Disability Experience From the Inside Out Ed. Kenny Fries

Despite This Flesh: The Disabled in Stories and Poems Ed. Vassar Miller


Cerebral Palsy 

My Left Foot – Christy Brown (Book)

My Left Foot (Film)


Philip Schultz – My Dyslexia (Book)

Samuel R. Delaney – Dhalgren 


Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity  – Steve Silberman

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism – John Donvan & Carin Zucker

Thinking in Pictures – Temple Grandin

Nobody Nowhere – Donna Williams

Somebody Somewhere – Donna Williams

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s – John Elder Robison

Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian – John Elder Robison

Raising Cubby: A Father and Son’s Adventures with Asperger’s, Trains, Tractors and High Explosives – John Elder Robison

The Siege – Clara Claiborne Park

Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter’s Life with Autism – Clara Claiborne Park

The Autistic Brain  – Temple Grandin & Richard Panek

The Reason I Jump – Naoki Higashida

Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 – Naoki Higashida