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Join The Arc of Luzerne County for weekly discussions on a wide range of topics related to independent living in PA for individuals with intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) and autism. Self-advocates, family members, friends, providers, and others from I/DD and autism communities are welcome!

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Join The Arc of Luzerne County for a conversation about 'making minds handicap accessible' with Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach, of the two-man show "Handicap This!" In 2001 Mike Berkson met Tim Wambach. Mike has cerebral palsy and virtually no movement of his arms and legs, thus limiting his control and independence. Tim was hired to be Mike's one on one aide when Mike was 12. Through the years the relationship grew and their bond became stronger. In 2005, their story, ‘How We Roll' was released. They understood that people were not aware of the experiences the physically handicapped community face. Then, they came up with a crazy idea... Tim would embark on a cross-country 31 day run to raise awareness about people living with a physical disability that would begin at Disney World and end at Glenbrook South High School where Mike was a junior. Tim's motivation was to make more people aware of cerebral palsy, and it was a resounding success. As a result, they created the Keep On Keeping On Foundation, to help those living with severe physical disabilities. The publicity that they received helped spawn a speaking career for Mike and Tim to tell their story to a wide range of groups. Their speaking success ultimately gave the pair the opportunity to spread their message of tolerance and inclusion thru their live two-man show called ?Handicap This!? which premiered in 2010. Be inspired on PA Independent Living Radio Show!
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On-Demand Episodes

Join The Arc of Luzerne County for an exciting conversation with award winning Drummer/Author/Educator Pat Gesualdo, pioneer of groundbreaking techniques of Drum Therapy,® and celebrated non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and... more

Join The Arc of Luzerne County for a conversation about Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Services with Corey Nelson, Director of Mission Services for Goodwill Keystone Area's South Central Region. Corey oversees job... more

Join The Arc of Luzerne County Friday, June 27 at 2:00 PM, for a conversation with Maureen Cronin, Executive Director of The Arc of Pennsylvania - on this special episode of PA Independent Living. The Arc is the largest advocacy... more

Join The Arc of Luzerne County for a conversation about Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), with Sandra McNally, Assistant Director, Community Services at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. She is... more

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Join... more

Join The Arc of Luzerne County for a conversation with Alina Szamatowicz and her Community Action Team (CAT) about Alinaworthy Consulting, a start-up project aiming to become the ultimate certification system for workplace... more

Join The Arc of Luzerne County for a conversation with Fran Prezant, M.Ed., CCC-SLP - Disability Consultant, Researcher, Author, and currently teaching in the faculty at Montclair State University. We will discuss Fran's work and... more

Join The Arc of Luzerne County for a conversation with Laura Hilferty and Kimberli Latimore of Community integrated Services (CIS), the largest Philadelphia-area job search and job support agency assisting people with... more

Join The Arc of Luzerne County for a very special episode of PA Independent Living with graduating students and staff from the agency's Transition to Community Employment (TRACE) program at Luzerne County Community... more

Join The Arc of Luzerne County for a conversation with Kaye Lenkner Self Advocates United as 1 (SAU1) Statewide Project Coordinator and Founding/Board Member and Treasurer Steve Dorsey. The Mission of SAU1 is to support self... more

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