Grown Man Now: On the Record Interview Series


Jane Schulz Speaks Out:
Advocacy for People with Disabilities

Jane speaks to parents and families raising children with disabilities from her personal and professional experience. Down Syndrome, trisomy 21, amniocentesis, making decisions, expectations.


Real Work, Real Community
Current Employment

Billy works at Food City. Ed Moore, Manager of Food City for more than 45 years, joins Jane and Billy in discussing the interchange and benefit between people with disabilities and the community working together. Jonathan Land, Billy’s friend and mentor at work, adds his perspective. Also featuring additional friends Courtney Baitz, cashier, and Nina Bard, customer.


Real Work, Real Community:
Past Employment

Jane and Billy discuss responsibilities for formative years and Billy’s early work experiences. In a normal life span, the school years are the shortest span of time... what happens in the working years.


Jane Schulz Speaks Out:
Education Then & Now

A historical perspective from a civil rights pioneer, Jane B. Schulz, who fought as parent and professional for changes in educating people with disabilities from the 1960s on.


Jane & Billy Speak Out
Our Family. Our Memories.

Recounting family memories, Jane and Billy tell about the day Billy comes home alone to an unusual package.


Jane & Billy Speak Out
Independence & Interdependence

Beyond high school for people with disabilities. Billy’s early experience with a group home, independent living, sheltered workshop. Parental teamwork. General living arrangements and the benefits of interdependence.


Dr. Jane B. Schulz
A Word with the Author

About writing Grown Man Now. About being honest in her writing. Establishing communication with other parents. What does Billy think about Grown Man Now?


Pool Shark Billy

Oldie-but-goodie of dubious film quality, a guaranteed laugh! Did anyone else grow up watching V-Man introducing the movies on “Shock Theater”? Billy spoofs this old series as he introduces a family film put together during Thanksgiving of 2001. Starring Billy Schulz as “The Pool Shark,” with Tom Schulz as “The Player” and Warren de Wit, “The Kid.” Directed by Tom Schulz and Daniel de Wit. Cameo parts: Jos de Wit and John Schulz. Filmed by Daniel de Wit (at age 13). Special thanks to Desmond Music Co. and Derry Music Co. for permission to use "Take Five" by Paul Desmond.
©2001 Daniel de Wit, all rights reserved


Produced by Mary de Wit
Directed by Tristan Griffin
Cinematography by Patrick Racheff
Edited by Daniel de Wit
Location and Postproduction Sound by Daniel de Wit
Grip and Production Assistance by Andy Foster