• 00:15

    Group Homes for Children with Developmental Disabilities

    in School

    I have a child with a developmental disability.. where will they live without me?


     


    Rachael has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for approximately 7 years. Most recently, she was an Assistant Manager for The Center for Disability Services for a group home with 7 adults. Rachael is currently a full time MSW student at SUNY Albany. 


     


    When a family has a child with a developmental disability, their future is often uncertain. Individuals with developmental disabilities are often somewhat, if not completely, dependent on their caretakers. Group homes are often an option for families to consider as their child continues to grow and parents become older and less able to care for their child. 

  • 02:04

    Raising Children with Disabilities

    in Relationships

    The joy of being a Parent is one you can not put a price tag on. Some people choose to be child-free but many look forward to carrying their own babies, rolling on the floor with them, doing the small things, big ones and everything between. Then, the reality of life sets in, in a totally different way when our angels are diagnosed with having a disability. 


     


    On this week's episode we will be speaking with two wonderful women - BEBE CLEMENT and VICTORIA LAWRENCE on RAISING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES - both sharing their personal stories. 


    Touching on - 
    How do you get a diagnosis?
    What can you do to help the child?
    How does it affect the family dynamic?
    How do siblings handle it?
    Financial/ marital pressures?
    What can family and friends do to help?
      How do you keep yourself sane?

  • 00:45

    Traveling With Disabilities

    in Travel

    Tips and Resources for the Disabled Traveler are discussed on this weeks, The Traveling Eye. Join Bonnie DeShong and Ja'Vonne Harley as they discuss the many types of travelers who may need assistance. The Americans with Disabilities act and how all affect travel. What you may or may not know to make your travel more accessible and how to enjoy your trip, no matter what your needs. "Building bridges to create a new era where people with disabilities will take their rightful place in the world community" - Mobility International USA-


    Tune in and have your pen and paper ready! This will be a show full of great information.

  • 00:28

    The Observation Deck - 2/10/15 Overcoming Disabilities

    in Lifestyle

    In this episode, The Observation Deck talks with Ryan Martin, founder of the Ryan Martin Foundation. The foundation's mission is to help youth and adult athletes with disabilities live independent, impassioned, productive and full lives through sports training, mentoring and education. We'll talk about overcoming challenges, dealing with disabilities and how these chaleenges can be overcome.


    We'll discuss the founding of the organization, its onghoing mission and how people can work towards overcoming the obstacles put in front of us every day.

  • 01:01

    Dr. Josie Badger on Transition and Empowerment for Youth with Disabilities

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Josie Badger, on transition to adulthood, youth empowerment, collaboration and leadership for youth with disabilities - and much more, Friday, February 27 at 12 PM EST. 


    Josie received her Doctorate in Healthcare Ethics from Duquesne University in 2014 and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She works at PEAL as the Youth Director, assisting youth in transition and leadership development.  Additionally, she is Co-Director of the national RSA- Parent Training and Information Center technical assistance center (RAISE), and chair of the #IWantToWork Campaign, to improve employment of youth with disabilities. Josie is contributing author of two youth transition toolkits, has lead over 200 trainings, and developed a 200 page toolkit to support youth leadership.  In 2012, she was crowned Ms. Wheelchair America, and was named one of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 for 2014.


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you every Friday at 12:00 pm EDT/EST by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


    Read and subscribe to PA Disability News (it's free!) to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. 


    Thanks for listening!

  • 01:01

    Madonna Long - Consumer Advocate for People with Disabilities

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with Madonna Long, a respected and established personality in the disability community who works with disability organizations, leaders and businesses around the United States. We'll discuss her passion and work in consumer advocacy and emergency preparedness. 


    Madonna consults to Pride Mobility Products, VETaxi  and former VPG Autos as a Consumer Advocate since 2007.  She is a member of NCIL (National Council for Independent Living) and AAPD (American Association of People with Disabilities), works with disabled groups through Madonna Long Consulting LLC in public relations and marketing through Loops Media Group. She was appointed by Governor Tom Corbett to the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Council, has received various awards from organizations in the disability community, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Homeland Security.


    Follow Madonna on Twitter @MadonnaLong.


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you every Friday at 12:00 pm EDT/EST by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


    Read and subscribe to PA Disability News (it's free!) to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. 


    Thanks for listening!

  • 00:30

    Blacks Who Persevered in Spite of Disabilities

    in Self Help

    Did you know that Whoopi Goldberg had a learning disorder as a child? Were you aware that Harriet Tubman had epilepsy? These are only two of the many examples of Blacks who became successful despite their disabilities. Some people tend to discourage others with disabilities from achieving their dreams because "it's for their own good"; they want to overprotect them or they just don't understand how a person can accomplish anything despite his/her "limitations." Once you hear these different celebrities' stories, you'll never view people with disabilities the same way again. You will be inspired and encouraged to uplift someone else and even accomplish your own goals!

  • 00:14

    Health Insurance for Developmental Disabilities: Proposed changes

    in Parents

    The ability for families to get services for children with developmental disabilities may increase if a new rule proposed under the Affordable Care Act becomes final.


    In this "Kids News Extra" segment Dr. T reviews the article, "Proposed Rule Mandates Coverage of Habilitation" from the ASHA Leader about proposed mandate to cover habilitative services.


    "Habilitation" is intervention to help a child build skills in which they are delayed or disordered. It's similar to the more familiar term of  "rehabilitation" whereby an individual receives intervention to regain skills that are lost second to an accident, a disease, or the like. 


    The ASHA Leader is a publication of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association which provides information for the public and governs the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.


    This proposed rule goes beyond speech-language and hearing services and regards global developmental issues. We hope it's helpful.


    Send your comments and quesitons to us at info@KidsAtoZ.com 


    Best,The Kids AtoZ Team

  • 00:14

    Ghosts of Children

    in Paranormal

    It has always amazed me how ghosts of children can exist. It seems as though they would be exempt from the prison of being earthbound after death, but apparently they're not. We will explore this very troubling reality on the next show.

  • 00:34

    The Able Act - Why Should Parents of Children with Disabilities Care?

    in Family

    We talk with Sara Weir, Vice President of Advocacy and Affiliate Relations of the National Downs Syndrome Society about advocacy efforts to get support for the Able Act.  She and Mark Friese, Vice President of Merrill Lynch Special Needs Group will explain what the Able Act is and how it can help ensure independence and dignity for people with disabilities through tax free savings accounts. 

  • 01:01

    PA Rep. Mark B. Cohen - Office for People with Disabilities Act

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with Rep. Mark Cohen, of the 202nd Legislative District (Philadelphia). We will discuss the importance of his sponsorship and upcoming reintroduction of HB 1183, known as the Office for People with Disabilities Act. The Act would establish The Office for People with Disabilities within the Office of the Governor, instead of its current location under the Department of Human Services. We will also discuss how to work with legislators to suggest and support the passage of bills to improve the quality of life for residents of Pennsylvania.  


    Rep. Cohen is the “Dean” of the Pennsylvania General Assembly -- the longest serving member in either the House or the Senate, Democratic Chair of the House State Government Committee, and past Democratic Chair of the House Human Services Committee. Rep. Cohen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctorate from the Widener University School of Law and a Master of Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College. 


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you every Friday at 12:00 pm EDT/EST by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


    Read and subscribe to PA Disability News (it's free!) to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. 


    Thanks for listening!

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