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Each school year brings new challenges for parents and their children. Whether you're working on an IEP, juggling remote learning with classroom instruction, learning ASL, or building math and literacy skills, DCMP can make this time a little less stressful with our free resources.

Families with a child with a disability qualify for free membership at DCMP and gain access to:

  • Thousands of captioned and described educational, standards-aligned videos
  • IEP resources
  • Videos relating to blind life
  • Videos relating to deaf life
  • Videos relating to deaf-blind life
  • ASL training videos
  • ASL content and storytime videos
  • Accessible TV series

To sign up for DCMP membership, just click the link at the top of the page; it's fast and it's free. If you have any questions, contact us via email or by phone at (800) 237-6213. You can also visit our Help Center.

Here are some resources to help you get started.

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Learning Development

Group of children seated cross-legged on the floor, looking in the same direction. Caption. And continue to make literacy important to us.
32 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Seated Latino man and young girl gaze at a book as girl uses her index finger to follow words. Spanish caption. Araya. Así que cuando está ayudando a su hijo.
23 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Closeup on a child writing on a sheet of lined paper, 1 sentence crossed out. Caption. This is such a difficulty that she'll write something down.
41 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Computer image of 6 braille dot rows on a page. Text on image, reads. And, The, between row 3 and 4. Caption. Cell 1. Dot 6, the capital sign.
27 minutes
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Man holds a child on his lap as they read from a book in front of them. Spanish caption. Araya. Los niños disfrutan de compartir libros.
27 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

Videos for Parents of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Classroom with children seated at desks. Caption. Jessica as narrator. I work so hard so I can do the same stuff they do.
14 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Girl looks at laptop monitor, seated. Caption. I want to show what it's like to be me.
27 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Young boy in a red and white checkered shirt looks down at the ground. Caption. Had the right to receive a free, appropriate public education.
43 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman seated on a couch next to a young girl looking down at a tablet. Spanish caption. Que maravilla.
12 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Low shot of a person holding a baby resting in a handheld carrier. Caption. Jen as narrator. Look at who is coming home for the first time!
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 7
5 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Teenage boy wears a red tee-shirt, blue shorts and baseball cap, tall red-striped socks, and baseball cleats. He kneels with a padded knee on a grassy baseball field as he prepares to throw a yellow softball. Caption. Don't let anyone else tell you what your child can or cannot do.
Raising a Visually Impaired Child: Personal Stories From Parents, Siblings, and Children With Visual Impairments
Episode 3
5 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12

Videos for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Closeup of a toddler looking away from camera. Caption. About development and language skills.
45 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman gestures towards a painting propped on an easel, children watching attentively. Caption. Where teachers used speech supported by signs.
56 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Man at a dining table points to an article in a newspaper. There is a person to his left just out of view. Caption. See this? It says it's very cold up there.
42 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Man and woman sit next to each other and look towards camera with serious expressions. Caption. And I still really don't know how to react.
1 hours 17 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
4 girls seated in classroom looking at woman using sign language. Caption. Make sure that you put down numbers 1 through 10.
20 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

IEP Resources

Woman seated on a couch next to a young girl looking down at a tablet. Spanish caption. Que maravilla.
12 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Group of people seated at a conference table with papers and folders on tabletop. Caption. You've all received full copies of the reports.
16 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
<html>Closeup of a woman looking slightly off camera. Text overlay reads, "Hearing Loss in the Classroom. <u>LearningLikeMe.com</u>"</html>
2 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman wearing a navy shirt with black turtleneck looks slightly down and away from camera. Title card below reads, "Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D. Education Consultant". Caption. Bullying is a very, very difficult concept to define.
29 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
<html>Closeup of a woman looking slightly off camera. Text overlay reads, "Support for Students with Hearing Loss. <u>HearingLikeMe.com</u>"</html>
3 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman with dark curled hair wearing a black and white blouse under a black cardigan. She bends over a desk in classroom to help a male student in a green polo shirt with his work. Caption. A reevaluation takes place every three years.
Understanding the IEP Process
Episode 2
3 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Woman with dark curled hair wearing a black and white blouse under a black cardigan bends over a desk in classroom to help a male student in a green polo shirt with his work. Caption. If we know a child is having problems.
Understanding the IEP Process
Episode 4
3 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Closeup of a row of 2 female and 3 male blonde teenagers operating black computers. Caption. We come back and identify new goals.
Understanding the IEP Process
Episode 1
3 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Closeup side view of a male student with glasses sitting in front of a woman with dark curled hair wearing a black and white blouse under a black cardigan. Both look down. Caption. And a change can take place within the I, E, P.
Understanding the IEP Process
Episode 3
3 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -

Videos for Young Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

An adult mama bear with hands on hips and a frown. A child bear wearing a skirt, holding a human child and saying, Caption: Squeaker is gonna be the best pet ever!
8 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Color illustration of a child sitting at a table and writing on a piece of paper next to flowers in a vase. Caption. One day, Ramon was drawing a vase of flowers.
8 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Cartoon magnifying glass held over a 2-story white house. Caption. Synthesizer plays upbeat music.
13 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Color illustration of 2 large kangaroos and 1 small kangaroo on a grassy hill with trees. Spanish caption. Un día estaba Kirby en el campo con su mamá y su papá.
Short Stories For Children
Episode 2
7 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
A tall evergreen tree as seen from below. Caption: You can grow all the trees you need.
9 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Puppet of a cow in overalls next to a barn. Caption: Let's go to the barn and visit real pigs.
29 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 2
Color illustration, 2 large, brown fuzzy creatures looking at smaller purple fuzzy creature. Caption. They are just like.
4 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3

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