New Edition to MI-DDI's (MI UCEDD) Award-Winning Possibilities Video Series

December 7, 2017

The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) at Wayne State University in Detroit is excited to share the latest addition to its award-winning Possibilities video series. Possibilities focuses on the lives and accomplishments of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Each 4 to 7-minute video highlights the journeys of different individuals, along with their families and friends, as they pursue their dreams and live full, self-determined lives. The series comes from the vision of former MI-DDI Director Dr. Barbara LeRoy. The goal is to provide positive portrayals of persons with disabilities that inspire and inform all who view them.

The most recent addition to Possibilities features Alex. Known as "The Self-Determinator", Alex lives a full, busy life of family, work, and inclusion in many community organizations. His goal is to help others realize the positive impact that living a self-determined life can have. He works toward this goal by teaching others throughout Southeastern Michigan about self-determination.

All Possibilities videos, including Alex's, can be found at and all are encouraged to view and share these free videos with those who would benefit from seeing them. 

MI-DDI's mission is to contribute to the development of inclusive communities and quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. We do this through a culturally-sensitive, statewide program of interdisciplinary education, community support and services, and research and dissemination of information.