Disability resources to explore

On this page there is a range of resources that we hope you will find interesting, informative and useful.

University of Hertfordshire support and resources


  • Don’t take my baby is a Bafta award-winning factual drama about a disabled couple's agonising struggle to keep their newborn baby, challenging prejudices about the disabled community.
  • Special is a TV series about a young gay man with cerebral palsy who branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants.


  • Rain man tells the story about how after a selfish L.A. yuppie learns his estranged father left a fortune to an autistic savant brother in Ohio that he didn't know existed, he absconds with his brother and sets out across the country, hoping to gain a larger inheritance.
  • The fundamentals of caring is about a man suffering a family loss enrolls in a class about care-giving that changes his perspective on life.
  • The peanut butter falcon sees Zak run away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.
  • The theory of everything is a look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.
  • Untouchable this French film depicts how, after he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
  • We're too good for this sees stereotypes overturned in this story of physical disability, where a group of friends on a council estate find a way to assert their independence using the gifts others see as flaws