About the Film

Learn about this passion project

You Can Be Brave is a documentary about one mother’s 15-year journey boldly fighting for her son (who has an intellectual and developmental disability) to be included in society.

You will see how her perspective on disability evolved, and how she is continuing to break barriers to (dis)ABILITY inclusion.

You will understand what it means to have a disability in our society, and what we as a community can do to take informed, intentional action to include people of all abilities.

#YouCanBeBrave #AuthenticInclusion #PowerOfUs #LeverageStrengths

“My heroes are the parents of people with intellectual disabilities. They fight this fight 365 days a year, 7 days a week, all day, all night. Parents of kids with special needs are never done.”

Anthony Kennedy Shriver

Best Buddies International

“There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’; there is only ‘us’.”

Tim Shriver

Special Olympics

Antonio E. Contreras

Dr. Jennifer Camota Luebke

Antonio’s Mom

Jennifer L. Wong

Dr. Lucia Murillo Chacko

Elizabeth Lucas Dombrowski

Gina (Mazzetti) Rudolph

Dr. Monika Hudson

Dr. Kevin Timpe

Dr. Rachel Zabaneh

Pastor Tina Sandoval

John J. Janero

Dr. David Gross

Anthony Kennedy Shriver

Isabelle Struckman

Mark Bermudez

Christopher Luebke

Tim Shriver