Inclusive School Environments (00:53)
Students with special needs are being included in general education classrooms, helping them socialize and helping their peers to learn about diversity and tolerance.
Core Diversity Values (01:23)
Kim and Fran Peek visit classrooms to promote respect, understanding and appreciation of differences, tolerance, increased awareness, and to inspire caring.
"Rain Man" (01:08)
In 1988, a Hollywood film about a savant changed society's view on the disabled. Since then, Kim and his father Fran traveled the world, teaching students about celebrating diversity.
Making "Rain Man" (02:11)
Fran explains how Dustin Hoffman and MGM Grand developed the script based on Kim's autism and their father-son relationship.
Autistic Transformation (02:24)
Fran discusses how Kim's social skills developed after "Rain Man" was released. Doctors now classify him as a memory savant; he isfeatured in "Scientific American."
Community of Caring Program (02:06)
Fran and Kim speak to Bennion Junior High students about Kim's unique brain. Their visit links to a character education program promoting respect, responsibility, caring, and family.
Sharing a Savant Talent (03:52)
Students research questions to ask Kim during his visit; Kim's encyclopedic memory impresses them.
Developing Disability Awareness (01:39)
Junior high students share their impressions of Kim's mega-savant gift and respect for others.
Autism Family Support (02:00)
Fran's love allowed Kim to develop and demonstrate his mega-savant abilities. Fran discusses how their symbiotic relationship changed his life.
Educating about Disabilities (01:51)
A parent discusses how disabled people have much to offer. She wants others to accept her daughter and include her socially.
Parent Support Groups (02:00)
Fran discusses how networks for parents of disabled children are gaining political power. He shows students the Oscar for Barry Morrow's "Rain Man" screenplay; Morrow urged him to socialize Kim.
Passion for Music (02:02)
Clinical social worker Angela Garofalo interviews Kim about his piano lessons at the University of Utah.
Promoting Respect and Tolerance (00:59)
Kim is a mega-savant who needs assistance with daily living activities. Kim and Fran's education work inspires Garofalo.
Celebrating Diversity (02:29)
A teacher discusses how Kim helps students to respect differences. His message of tolerance benefits disabled student inclusion, character education programs, and society in general.
Credits: Celebrating Diversity: A Universal Message from the Real Rain Man (00:50)
Credits: Celebrating Diversity: A Universal Message from the Real Rain Man
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