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  • 00:31

    Eagle Scout Aaron Krause advocating for an Autistic Voice

    in Family

    Today we welcome Aaron Krause to Autism and Scouting Radio. Aaron is a new Eagle Scout, recent high school graduate and college student who regularly advocates for himself and for others on the autism spectrum. His Eagle Project was a video called "All Are Welcome" which was produced to help others know that all abilities are welcome in the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA. This video was shown at the Urban Autism Summit and during the opening for the International Summit on Disability Employment held in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2014.


    We will be talking about Aaron's journey within scouting. Aaron started as a Tiger Cub Scout and continued for many years in the program, earning his Arrow of Light and later transitioning into Boy Scouts. We will also be asking Aaron abut his self-advocacy work. Aaron is a big believer in promoting autism acceptance and empowerment. He has testified at the Wisconsin state Capitol on a variety of autism-related issues including insurance reform, scholarships and school vouchers. He has also been interviewed on radio and TV. One of Aaron's life goals is to continue learning about autism and to spread Autism Acceptance wherever he goes. 


    Tune in for a great show with a fine young man!

  • 01:01

    Special Moms for Special Needs~Advocating for your child

    in Moms and Family


    Some about me, and of Nathan's story
    Power of prayer
    Getting a diagnosis, espeically a chronic, genetic or life altering or terminal diagnosis for for your child.
    Support Networking & Seeking in difficult times
    Disagreements with in care teams, or care plans
    When to get a second opinion
    Insurance battles
    Financial strains
    Fundraising and community support

  • 00:31

    A Parent's Guide to Advocating for Special Education

    in Family

    Amanda Morin is our guest on this epidsode of The Inclusive Class Podcast. She is with us to talk about ways in which parents can advocate successfully for their child's special education


    Amanda is an education writer and author of two books, the newly-released, The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education and The Everything Kids' Learning Activities Book.


    In addition to being an author, Amanda works with organizations such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Child Mind Institiute. In addition, she has experience as a kindergarten teacher, early intervention specialist and parent trainer with additional training in advocacy and IDEA.


     

  • 01:02

    Gramma's Garden

    in Family

    This show offers education regarding ADHD and accompanying conditions as well as support and encouragement for parents of children and teens who have a diagnosis of ADHD.  I share educational tips, information regarding advocating for your child, as well as encouragement for handling life’s daily challenges.  Tips for homework management, diet tips, etc.

  • 00:32

    Table Talk: Holly

    in Caregiving

    Holly, who cared for her husband, will talk about the importance of advocating for ourselves.

  • 02:01

    A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast - Victims Behind U.S. Prison Walls

    in US Government

    Lamont Banks, Dennis Merritt and Lisa Stewart of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans.  


    Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. Lamont, Dennis and Lisa will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person.


    Our Special Guest for tonight's show is Danny Salado, who is advocating to stop prison abuse and neglect in our U.S. prisons. He recently lost his brother Ronald Salado on April 2, 2015, who was serving time at a Florence Correctional Complex in Colorado due to prison abuse and neglect of medical treatment.


    A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org. 


    For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, visit www.a-justcause.com.


    Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6,  @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6


    Thank you for your support!

  • 00:39

    Temple Grandin - Parenting Kids with Autism

    in Family

    We are thrilled to welcome Temple Grandin back to our show. Our conversation will focus on what she feels best supported her success in life and the advice she has to offer for parents of children with autism.


    Arguably the most famous person in the autism community, Dr. Grandin has been advocating for individuals with autism for more than 30 years. In 2010, Grandin delivered the TED talk “The world needs all kinds of minds.” Grandin’s own experience with autism has informed her numerous books on the subject including My Life in Pictures which was adapted for the award-winning HBO film. 


    Born on August 29, 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts, Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and went on to pursue work in psychology and animal science. She has become a leading advocate for autistic communities and has also written books and provided consultation on the humane treatment of animals. 


    Grandin has been recognized by the academic community and the general public for her work. In 2009, she was named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. She is the recipient of several honorary degrees, and has been featured on a range of television and radio programs.


    In 2010, HBO released an Emmy Award winning film on Grandin’s life which continues to strike a chord with audiences.  Temple’s willingness to honestly share her challenges as well as share her passionate perspective with depth and resonance has made her a very popular (and busy) speaker and presenter.

  • 02:37

    We need a female president! really?

    in Politics

    Hr1  A Muslim cleric in AUstralia who preaches from the Koran is concerned he might be caught in the government's new anti-terror law. Why is he concerned if he isn't advocating violence?


    When has ANYTHING ever hurt the Clintons before? They're like Teflon. Nothing seems to stick.


    Soldier jailed in Iran for no good reason... for 4 YEARS! What are we doing about it? And why are we negotiating with this country for anything??


    Nancy Pelosi says we simply need a female president. 


    Hr2  How about we elect someone who hasn't sealed their college records or destroyed their emails? It isn't about color or gender. It's about integrity & qualifications.


    The First Lady's position is a volunteer job. Doesnt require equal pay


    Former Congressman John LeBoutillier says the State Sponsored Terror list isn't a negotiating point. Either you're sponsoring terrorism, or you're not.


    The image of the GOP today is diametrically opposed to what it was when Reagan was president. He was young & open to new ideas.


    Gender identities are subject to change from day-to-day. Professors are expected to walk on eggshells. It's a guessing game. Good luck!


    Hr3  Talking new gender pronouns and politically correct guidelines for fluctuating gender identities. How the heck are we supposed to keep up with that?!


    Listener calls.


    Talking presidential candidates. Democrats potentials don't look very "big tent." Looks like mostly rich, white folks.


    Texas father finds a man raping his 5 year-old daughter in the barn and beat him to death

  • 00:31

    Intergenerational Conversations about Girls

    in Family

    April 20th, 2015; 7pm

    Princess Best
    Founder, Princess Best Speaks & R.O.Y.A.L. Voices

    Topic: Intergenerational Conversations about Girls

    Princess Best is a multi-faceted artist who has dedicated her many
    talents to advocating for the enhancement leadership, health and
    communication of young girls and women, She is the founder of Princess
    Best Speaks (PBS) and R.O.Y.A.L. Voices (Readying Our Young Aspiring
    Leaders.  Best's platform and programming focus on expanding the
    leadership capacity of the feminine voice of color through hip-hop
    theater, storytelling and public speaking.

    Her highly engaging presentations speak to the physical, mental and
    spiritual wellness of women and girls.  Her interactive techniques
    cultivate an environment and spirit of sisterhood that ignites
    cross-generational and cross-cultural dialogue.
     

  • 01:01

    Starting a Parkinson's Support Group

    in Health

    Guests: Deborah (Debbie) Dalin Guyer, MA Executive Director of the Greater St. Louis American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), and Kelly and Pete Gaylord, co-facilitators of an active Parkinson’s disease support group located in Punta Gorda, Florida.


    Ms. Guyer has been the Coordinator for the Information & Referral Center of the APDA at Washington University School of Medicine, one of eight APDA Centers for Advanced Parkinson Research, and served previously on the Board of Directors for 10 years, chairing the patient services committee.Her educational background includes a Masters degree in Speech Pathology, and she has been involved in running support groups and advocating for individuals with communication, voice, and swallowing deficits.


    Pete Gaylord was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2001 at the age of 46, and he made a key decision to meet the disease head on, doing whatever he could to slow the progression. Pete lives by example, teaching weekly exercise and balance classess to persons with PD.


    Pete and his artist wife,Kelly are actively involved in the community, and two years ago began a PD support group that is growing strong. 


    Please join me and my guests as we discuss the ins and outs of starting and maintaining a PD support group.


    Join the discussion by calling in on the toll free number.


    Email your confidential question/s to:  info@voiceaerobicsdvd.com or send a tweet: @voiceaerobics#PDsupportgroup

  • 00:56

    A Tribute to Sheila Kitzinger

    in Women

    Sheila Kitzinger passed away this week, leaving a legacy in world of advocating for Women's Rights in birth on par with the likes of Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela. 


    She has been dubbed the Pioneer of Homebirth, Renowned Childbirth expert and Childbirth Revolutionary.  My favrouties are the High Priestess of Chidlbirth (The Guardian) and Doyenne of Natural Childbirth (Jane Hardwicke Collings, Midwife).


    I had the honour of meeting and working with Sheila. She is a true inspiration.


     


    Her legacy includes the psychosexual experience of Birth, the Birth Plan (namely moving about in labour, saying no to episiotomies and women centred care), advocating for water births, stopping women in gaol giving birth in handcuffs and the experience of Rape and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome by women who are coerced into medical procedures in labour and birth.