• 00:15

    Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region Second Annual Comedy Fundraiser

    in Youth

    Enjoy an evening of hilarious stand-up comedy while contributing to the Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region

    Thursdays April 10th, 2014

    Doors open at 7:00pm

    Show starts at 8:00pm

    Tickets are now on sale and must be purchased in advance

    $20.00 per person

    What You Get:
    - A professional Yuk Yuk’s comedy show with multiple acts
    - A discounted dinner voucher at a local restaurant (while supplies last)
    - One complimentary door prize ticket to enter in the draw

    *Door prizes will be drawn at the end of the comedy show

    Door Prizes includes gift certificates, gift baskets, special event tickets and product donations.

    Age restriction: 19+ however 17+ year old are allowed with adult company

    Location: Mark Breslin’s Yuk Yuk’s International Stand-up Comedy

    Address: 5165 Dixie Road, Mississauga, L4W 4G1 ** 1 light North of Eglinton at Amico Blvd

    (come early, open seating only, no reserved seating available)

    Support our event by purchasing tickets, Call 905-272-4100 or 905-791-4100!!!

    Help us reach our goal!!!

    Payment Accepted: cash, visa, mastercard and personal cheque

    All proceeds will be used to support our valuable programs and services in the Region of Peel for children and youths with learning disabilities.

    Please Note: SHOW IS NOT CENSORED. DISCRETION IS ADVISED!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 00:28

    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.

  • 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

  • Dr. Marlene Chait - Health and Wellness of Women with Disabilities

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Marlene Chait, Disability Studies Educator / Consultant / Grant Development / Researcher, on topics of particular interest to women with disabilities. We'll discuss women as sexual beings, the overwhelming amount of physical, emotional, mental and covert abuse, isolation and other struggles they face, and the urgent need to meet the inclusion of seniors. We'll also discuss Marlene's work with women who became disabled during military service, and the need for community based supports and further study.


    Marlene authored a dissertation entitled "An Exploratory Study About Women With Physical Disabilities: A Survey of Their Views on Personal Care Assistance Services (PAS), Sexuality Education, and Sexual Expression". She holds Doctorate in Education, Disability Studies/Transition Special Ed, from The George Washington University.


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you by The Arc of Luzerne County, Fridays at 12:00 PM EST/EDT. 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. For more news and events of interest to the PA disability community, visit PA Disability News.


    Thanks for listening!

  • 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!

  • 01:00

    Zarifa Roberson, CEO of i.d.e.a.l. Magazine for Urban Youth with Disabilities

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with Zarifa Roberson, CEO of i.d.e.a.l. Magazine, the exclusive quarterly magazine for Urban Young People with Disabilities (i.d.e.a.l. is an acronym for Individuals with Disabilities Express About Life). The magazine focuses on disability lifestyles, culture and political issues facing the disability community, and features fashion, beauty, health & fitness, entertainment, sports, and editorial sections. We'll discuss i.d.e.a.l. Magazine's efforts to climb to the forefront of voicing concerns in the disability community, and Roberson's goals to be the next Oprah for the disability community and to make the magazine a global household name.


    Roberson is a 35 year old from Philadelphia, PA, born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia (AMC). She holds a B.S. in Speech Communication with a minor in African American Studies from Millersville University, and M.Ed in Rehabilitation Counseling from Coppin State University.


    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 to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community.


    Thanks for listening!

  • 00:40

    A Revolutionary Approach To Learning Disabilities

    in Parents

    There’s a revolution taking place in understanding Learning Disabilities. With new neuroscientific findings, we see that an individual with dyslexia--a language based LD-- has a brain that works differently while reading. Educators at all levels are taking this new knowledge to use new assistive technologies to tailor content to the individual mind of the student. Now, a student with dyslexia and a student with aspraxia -- whose brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech -- in the same classroom, can have their individual lessons optimized for their particular strengths and weaknesses.


    Ben Powers is the headmaster of Eagle Hill-Southport, an independent day school in Connecticut for students with learning disabilities. Prior to joining the school in 2012, he served as headmaster of The Kildonan School. He is a passionate member of and advocate in the field of dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD and is on the board of directors of Headstrong Nation and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities.

  • 00:35

    Americas Man of Vision, Inspires Those with Disabilities to keep Steadfast

    in Christianity

    In life we all have our struggles and we all need encouragement. Many times there are those with special needs or disabilities that feel like there isn't a place for them in society because they can't do or they struggle with many things that normal bodied people take for granted.  Our very own, host Franklin D. Murdock has his struggles: At 94 years old, the toll of age has entered the equation, but on top of that he suffers from Macular Degeneration which has rendered him legally blind. Those special needs did not stop him from writing a total of 7 books with one more in progress, conducting a radio show for several thousand listeners and maintaining his social media status and his inspirational blog.


    There are tools and help out there, but with God's daily blessings, love, and  help from our fellow humankind; we can help each other in goals. Please tune in today to a special broadcast on helping others, not judging and just being kind to one another! For more on America's Man of Vision, check out www.FranklinDMurdock.com and follow him on Amazon for his latest books!

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