The Arc’s Watch & Learn: Disability Film Program

What are schools in your community doing to educate students about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities? The Arc’s Watch & Learn: Disability Film program is an educational outreach initiative for students of all ages. Watch & Learn aims to connect chapters of The Arc with schools in their community to teach students about individuals with disabilities through the power of film.

The program consists of a collection of short films categorized by age group (elementary, middle, or high school) that provide students with an in-depth look at the lives of people with disabilities told from their perspective.

Through these films, The Arc strives to create discussions among students to create awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities. Watch & Learn is part of The Arc@School.

Two young boys in a classroom are watching a movie projected on a screen. The teacher sits at the front of the room.

Your purchase of the Watch & Learn program includes:

  1. A one-year subscription to an online playlist containing four short films geared to a specific age range (elementary, middle, or high school levels) with unlimited use. You may purchase one playlist ($500), two playlists ($750), or all three ($900).
  2. Implementation guide, which includes:
    • Recommendations to help chapters reach out and facilitate partnerships with school districts
    • Customizable templates and promotional tools
  3. Discussion questions for teachers to create classroom dialogue around disability competency
  4. Pre-surveys and post-surveys to gauge students’ perceptions about people with disabilities and knowledge gained
  5. Technical assistance from The Arc