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Academic Articles



  • Disabilities Among Refugees and Conflict-affected Populations (Women’s Refugee Commission)
    Report finds refugees with disabilities to be among the most underserved and neglected people in the world.
  • Disability and child sexual abuse in institutional contexts
    In February 2016, the Royal Commission commissioned a succinct discussion paper
    on disability and child sexual abuse in institutional contexts. The discussion paper
    aimed to explore (i) the relationship between understandings of disability and the
    disability service system in Australia over time and currently, (ii) the interaction
    between characteristics of a child’s impairment and the environment which may lead
    to the sexual abuse of children with disability in institutional contexts, and (iii)
    evidence-based prevention approaches to sexual abuse of children with disability
    with a particular focus on children with disability in institutional contexts in the future.
  • I See That It Is Possible (Women’s Refugee Commission)
    Building Capacity for Disability Inclusion in Gender-based Violence (GBV) Programming in Humanitarian Settings
  • Refugees with Disabilities | Fact Sheet (Women’s Refugee Commission)

Took Kits

Film and Documentary

  • Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
    From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement takes a close look at the drive to be “better than human” and the radical technological innovations that may take us there. Click here for the Otago Library Link to this film
  • Intelligent Lives
    In this documentary film project Intelligent Lives (working title), filmmaker Dan Habib explores how the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities became the norm, why this segregation is slowly being dismantled, and how some people with intellectual disabilities are blazing a bold new path.
  • Life Animated
    From Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.
  • My World, My View
    Kiwi kids join the conversation about building a new NZ disability strategy. The Ministry of Education captured their powerful messages in these videos.
  • No Arms No Legs No Worries
  • Sproutflix
    Sproutflix hosts the largest and most diverse assortment of films featuring people with I/DD on the marketplace. Their growing collection is made up of feature length documentaries and narratives as well as short films, animations and music videos. Sproutflix are the only distributor of films exclusively featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.