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Our Special Life: A Boy With Autonomic Dysfunction (The Miller Family)

6 minutes 36 seconds

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Oliver was born after having suffered a stroke while in his mother's womb. The resulting brain injury is called Dysautonomia (Autonomic Dysfunction). Oliver is completely blind, and his underdeveloped brain stem makes basic physical functions a challenge. In spite of all this, he is a happy, go-lucky, twelve-year-old boy. His mom wants people to meet the real Oliver, not just his medical hardships. Part of the "Our Special Life" series.

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Young boy with dark hair sticks out his tongue in concentration as a woman with long brown hair helps him get his arm out of his brown tee-shirt. Caption. A stroke when I miscarried the twin.
Our Special Life
Episode
6 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Woman with long, medium brown hair and a red sweater sits and talks with a blurred kitchen in the background. Caption. That he had autism.
Our Special Life
Episode 1
5 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of a young girl with blonde hair and bangs wearing a pink shirt while looking down. She has a few freckles on her nose.
Our Special Life
Episode 2
5 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Our Special Life
Episode 3
6 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Our Special Life
Episode 4
7 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Our Special Life
Episode 5
7 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Our Special Life
Episode 6
4 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Our Special Life
Episode 7
5 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Our Special Life
Episode 8
5 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Our Special Life
Episode 10
4 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12