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  • 01:01

    Joelle Scholl - PA Autism Services (ASERT)

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversaton with Joelle Scholl, Statewide Resource Center Coordinator for Autism Services, Education, Resources & Training Collaborative (ASERT), Pennsylvania's leading source of autism-related resources and information. ASERT is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, Bureau of Autism Services, and partnership of medical centers, centers of autism research and services, universities and other providers of services involved in the treatment and care of individuals of all ages with autism and their families. The goal of the ASERT Collaborative is to provide streamlined access to information for the estimated 30,000 Pennsylvanians living with autism spectrum disorders.


    Follow ASERT on Twitter and Facebook. 


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you Fridays at 12:00 pm 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.


    Visit PA Disability News to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. Thanks for listening!

  • 01:01

    Julia Barol - Transition, Inclusion and Employment in PA

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    Join us for a conversation with Julia Barol, MEd, CESP, Friday, March 13, at 12:00 PM EST. Julia is with Transition Consults where her work focuses on creating inclusive communities. She is also president of the PA chapter of APSE, or the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst, the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. 


    In her work with the Employment 1st Philadelphia initiative Julia helped develop “One City, One Vision”, a video to help increase employer awareness of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, and the “When I Grow Up Video” to encourage us to ask all children to dream about their futures. Julia holds a Masters in Secondary Special Education and Transition from The George Washington University, where she is also an Adjunct Instructor. She chairs the Transition Work Group in Philadelphia, is a certified benefits counselor, and trains groups on work incentives and Social Security benefits. Julia has worked in the field since 1991.


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you Fridays at 12:00 pm 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.


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


    Thanks for listening!

  • 00:28

    NPF PA Rebellion Head Coach Craig Montvidas

    in Sports

    Episode 44: Craig Montvidas, Head Coach, PA Rebellion of National Pro Fastpitch joins the show to talk about his move to the NPF, his expectations for the 2015 season, thoughts on returning players, key roster moves, the international game and much more.  Montvidas was appointed to lead the Dutch National Team again in December 2008. In his first full season in 2009, he guided the Orange to their first European Championship title in 19 years with a victory over Montvidas’s former team, Great Britain, by a score of 4-0. Following the 2009 season, Montvidas was promoted to become the supervisor of the entire Dutch Softball program. In his past six seasons as the Dutch National Team leader, the two-time Coach of the Year award winner (2011-2012), piloted the Dutch National Team to three European Championship Titles--2009, 2011 and 2013. Rebellion on Twitter, Rebellion on Facebook, Meet Coach Montvidas

  • 00:30

    Interview with Andrew Strouse with Capital City Computers, Senior It Consultant in Harrisburg PA

    in Business

    Listen in as we interview Andrew Strouse with Harrisburg Pa based IT Consulting firm, Capital City Computers. Andrew will not only being sharing a bit of his expertise, but also how and why him and his partner, Jason Abel, have really created a unique foot printed in the Harrisburg PA market that has triggered their growth. Andrew will also mention about the release of their brand new video blog, www.mytechtips.biz, and how they have been able to educate individuals and business leaders within this community in the world of technology. Their methodology is to better educate their potential and current clients so they can make smarter decisions when dealing with the computers, hardware, networks, etc. Sit back, relax and enjoy as we bring yet another top expert from Central Pa Experts.com (www.centralpaexperts.com).

  • 01:01

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

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    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!

  • 00:02

    Central PA Work At Home Podcast - Episode One - Where Should I Start?

    in Business

    In this episode one of the Central PA Work at Home Podcast, Charles Terrence Harper discusses your starting point for determining what you have to offer.  This is typically called finding a niche market.  There is plenty of opportunity for those who want to offer content based information products on both the local and international level.  


    The key is to determine where you offer the most value.  Of course, you'll want to work in an area where you have a considerable level of passion.  But even if you are passionate, if people don't value what you're offering, you won't be in a business; you will be in the news business.  

  • 01:01

    Family Groups and Coalitions

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    Join us for a conversation on groups and coalitions for family members of individuals with disabilities. Well discuss why they are important, and the types of activities, resources, advocacy, information, services and support they coordinate and provide. We'll also talk about how to organize a vibrant group in your community that gains support and members, and makes a positive impact! 


    Our guests are from the southeastern region of Pennsylvania. Joining us will be:


    Sara Crimm of Families CCAN, a group of families of adults with disabilities who are working to find innovative solutions for employment, housing and community living for their adult family members.


    Tara Horowitz of AutismGuards, a parent and guardian resource/networking group facilitating educational information and recreational resources for adolescents with ASD.


    Jim Wurster of New Avenue Foundation, whose mission is is to create more meaningful lives for people with disabilities and autism, and to reduce dependence on the government programs that now support these individuals.


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you Fridays at 12:00 pm 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.


    Visit PA Disability News to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. Thanks for listening!

  • PA History Coalition Honoring People with Disability with Dana Olsen

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    Join us for a conversation with Dana Olsen, Director of the Pennsylvania History Coalition Honoring People with Disability. The coalition is a group looking to increase society's understanding about the historic and herioc journey of Pennsylvanians with disability. We'll talk about the origins and purpose of the coalition, current and future projects, and about some of the history of individuals with disability in PA. 


    If your organization holds historic material related to people with disability, and you have yet to respond to the coalition's questionnaire, open through January 3, 2015, please click here. 


    Dana Olsen is now an author and citizen advocate, after a career in human services in Pennsylvania beginning in 1971. His associations include the PA Developmental Disabilities Council; Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance, Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition; and PA-APSE. He is author of Arching Tales, A Generation’s Support of People with Disability in the United States, Volume 1.


    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 through advocacy, resources, and community education.


    For more news and events of interest to the PA disability community, visit PA Disability News.


    Come back every Friday at 12pm EST/EDT for PA Independent Living - Thanks for listening!

  • 01:01

    Transition to Community Employment (TRACE) Class of 2015

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation about high school and post-secondary education, life, career and personal goals, dreams, and the future, with students from the Transition to Community Employment (TRACE) program graduating class of 2015. We'll discuss where they've been, where they're going, and how their lives have changed.


    TRACE is The Arc of Luzerne County's work readiness program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, at Luzerne County Community College.  Learn more about TRACE here.


    Read TRACE student and graduate blogs here.


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you Fridays at 12:00 pm 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.


    Visit PA Disability News to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. Thanks for listening!

  • 01:01

    Devon Grant - PA Gov. Cabinet & Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities

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    Join us for a conversation with Devon Grant, Executive Director, of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities. This cabinet exists to make recommendations to the Governor on policies, procedure regulations and legislation that assist people with disabilities in Pennsylvania, serves as a liaison to individuals with disabilities, and as a resource to entities under the Governor’s jurisdiction, ensuring equality for people with disabilities in all facets of state government within the commonwealth.


    Devon holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Wheaton College in Illinois, and a Juris Doctor from Western State University, College of Law, in Fullerton, California. Prior to his appointment to his current position, Devon spent almost 10 years in the Reconsideration Unit of the Department of Public Welfare. 


    Some of his adventures include riding cross country on a motorcycle, climbing Mt. Fuji in Japan, and skiing in the Alps. Devon lives in Palmyra, with his wife and 3 children.


    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 through advocacy, resources, and community education.


    For more news and events of interest to the PA disability community, visit PA Disability News.


    Come back every Friday at 12pm EST/EDT for PA Independent Living - Thanks for listening!

  • 01:00

    Anthony Di Salvo - Founder and Executive Director of Sprout

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with Anthony Di Salvo, Founder and Executive Director of Sprout, a private, non-profit organization that offers innovative programming related to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Sprout's travel program for people with I/DD, serves over 1,800 people annually, and the Make-A-Movie Program has produced several award-winning videos featuring people with developmental disabilities as actors and as subjects of documentaries. Sprout Film Festival, the first and only festival to exclusively showcase films featuring people with developmental disabilities, tours the US and Canada. Sproutflix is the only distributor of films specifically and exclusively related to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.


    We'll disuss everythig Sprout, Anthony's passion and work, travel, storytelling through documentaries and films, how individuals with I/DD become involved, and the difference it makes in their lives and the lives of others. 


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you Fridays at 12:00 pm 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.


    Visit PA Disability News to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. Thanks for listening!