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  • 01:00

    This Week on PA Independent Living Radio Show

    in Culture

    Fall has arrived and the leaves are beginning to change color - and so much is going on! Join host Karla Porter to hear what's in store for the near future in disability relted news and events. 


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

  • 00:46

    This Weekon PA Independent Living Radio Show - Week 46

    in Culture

    Co-hosts Karla Porter and Michael Supey bring you this week's news and events of interest to the Pennsyvania Disability Community.


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


     

  • Addiction with Victor Parziale of Drug Free Workplace PA

    in Health

    Victor Parziale joins us once again to talk about substance abuse and addiction. We'll branch out from the workplace into the home, community, and streets of Pennsylvania and beyond, to talk about addiction dynamics, when use becomes addiction, family roles, the designer drug epidemic, and how to get help for yourself or a loved one.  


    Victor is Program Supervisor at the newly established Drug Free Workplace PA (DFWPA), a non-profit organization funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency. Help employers start drug free workplaces, setup policies, train supervisors, educate employees and their families on the signs, symptoms and dangers of drug abuse. He is in charge of promoting the free services of DFWPA to HR Managers and CEOs across PA.


    Follow DFWPA on Facebook and Twitter. 


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

  • 01:05

    Pa Moonshine joins SGWS

    in Sports

    Coming off of one of the most horrific attacks in wrestling history Pa Moonshine joins us. We'll find out how his recovery from the neck surgery he had after the attack is going. We'll also get his views on the things his boys have done without him at ringside. There's also been some heat over the years between QT and Pa so there could be some heated words. Find out what is on the mind of one of the best managers on the independents today.

  • 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

    in Culture

    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!

  • 02:01

    "Pa Mac" On Old Fasioned Pole Barns and More

    in Current Events

    "Pa Mac" from the Farmhand's Companion joins us this week to talk about old fasioned pole barn construction and anything else that strikes our fancy.  Always fun to talk with Pa Mac!

  • 00:58

    Fighting CYS in PA

    in Parents

    Fighting CYS in PA Today PA Coalition President, Ed is a guest providing useful information learned as he navigates and learns the abuses used in our family courts.  We will be discussing a variety of topics.  I will also share the FBI call in campaign and read off some of the many facebook groups that have formed in our efforts to get transparency and prosecutions for those who abuse their power in government positions.

  • 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!

  • PA History Coalition Honoring People with Disability with Dana Olsen

    in Culture

    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

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

    in Culture

    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!