A Case Study: Investigating the Past, Present, and Future of Shanghainese Teenagers with Intellectual Disabilities from the Perspective of Societal Adaptation in the “Dream Café”


 This investigation aims to shine a light on the employment problem of people with intellectual disabilities, starting from a special perspective. This study focuses on a unique place, the Dream Café that gives jobs to teens with intellectual disabilities, including Down Syndrome and Autism. My approach to is to reveal this topic through the personal story of Hao, the main character featured in my documentary short. Both this paper and that documentary began as a Video Journalism project. The video was produced in stages – from raw concept, development and planning in the pre-production” stage, to shooting footage and recording interviews during “production”, and the scripting and video editing phase known as “post-production”.