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Reviews |  No one tells you how to be a disabled adult


Samuel Habib, 21, wants to date, leave home, go to college. But for Samuel and millions of other young adults with disabilities, the path beyond public school and into adulthood is a tough one.

Samuel lives with a rare neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a mutation in a gene known as GNAO1. He drives a 350 pound wheelchair, uses a communication device and can have a seizure at any time.

In the short documentary above, Samuel seeks advice from America’s most rebellious disabled activists. He wants to learn how they built a full adult life – like a roadmap for himself and for others. “Nobody tells you how to be an adult, let alone a disabled adult,” he says. “But there are some badass people with disabilities who have it figured out. Maybe they could be my mentors.

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