“The Specials”: New TV Series About Young Adults w/Disabilities & Transition Coming In September #netde #eduDE #edchat

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will be airing a full run of 13 episode series called “The Specials” on September 7th.  This series follows five young adults with intellectual disabilities over a four year time span that live together in England.  “The Specials” was originally a series of Webisodes in England, consisting of ten parts. 

The young adults in this series range from 19-23, and it will showcase how they transition from secondary schooling to a post-secondary lifestyle.  Many important “life” moments occur for the real-life characters.  Transitional services has become a big issue in the United States in recent years for special needs students so this could be an excellent series for all special needs parents to watch.

In a statement from the OWN website, “We were extremely thrilled to bring this series to OWN. We fell in love with the fun, adventurous energy and bond the housemates share,” said producer Carolyn Strauss. “It is our hope that viewers are not only entertained by their experiences, but inspired by their excitement for life and encouraged to accept and celebrate all people no matter their walk in life.”

To meet the characters, please check out this information on Oprah’s website: http://www.oprah.com/app/the-specials.html