Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lost child? Living with an intellectual disability

Content description for Lost Child?:
"For a person with an intellectual disability, social communications and interactions can sometimes be limited or difficult. 'We don't always know how to get the feelings out,' says Alyssa Ruzzin, whose life is the focus of this film. Coping with the challenges of an intellectual disability compounded by epilepsy, she is an inspiring speaker and a forthright advocate for the rights of people with special needs. Over the course of this documentary filmed by her brother, viewers are given an opportunity to learn more about Alyssa's rich interior life as well as her struggles and triumphs as she deals with going to work, being in a relationship, and other day-to-day activities. By opening up to Greg and his camera, Alyssa is hopeful that she 'might be helping people realize what goes on in other people's heads when they can't speak about it'."

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