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  • "Another Fork in the Road" Panel - "Learning Accommodations After Brain Injury"

    in Education

    For many survivors damage to the brain gets in the way of cognitive learning and adaptations must be made. Accommodations come in many and varied forms. This evening two young women, who both sustained a brain injury, Melissa Cronin and Juliet Madsen, are joining me on a panel to discuss “Learning Accommodations After Brain Injury.”

    Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, an IED blast, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slips from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating.

    But as Yogi Berra once said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Life is all about choices!

    To learn more about me, please visit my blogs.

    Survivng Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com

    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

  • 00:29

    Episode 29: Supported & Inclusive Higher Education for Students with ID

    in Education

    Wednesday – Febraury 3 from 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern) and 12:00 Noon-12:30 PM. (Central).

    The second part of the series, Post-Secondary Education and Students with Disabilities

    Many young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID)  are leaving high school and considering post secondary education programs.  Until recently, there were not many opportunities for students with ID to have access to post secondary education. What began through the efforts of a few individuals and institutes of higher education has developed into a movement of many who share the belief that all students should have access to post secondary education opportunities that lead to employment and independent living opportunities. ?

    This episode is a continuation of our series on Post Secondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. In this episode we will discuss the definition of inclusion, the stimulus behind the spark of inclusion in higher education, post secondary education Comprehensive Transition Programs, accommodations in Comprehensive Transition Programs, support for students with intellectual disabilities in higher education, and anticipated outcomes for students with disabilities attending post secondary education.

    No registration is required. You can submit your questions, explore resources and the complete program schedule and connect to archived shows on www.adalive.org.

  • 00:58

    Why do Parents and Veterans Drop Out of School,Work and Life? Ask Dr. Applewhite

    in Education

    Ask Dr. Applewhite Radio Talk Show (formerly Student2Teacher Show) is produced by the Adult Students/Learners and Veterans of White Apple Institute (a Veteran operated nonprofit) where we help others who are helping themselves change the perception of Disabled to Differently-abled!

    Listen and share the reasons why PARENTS, including those who are Veterans, drop-out of school, work, and life! This show will also shed light on the many alarming reasons Adult Learners/Students struggle with the idea of going to back to school and finishing the courses started. Awareness is the first step needed to motivate and encourage those struggling to manage family responsibilities, stressful work and school schedules, and even mental, as well as other non-visible disabilities. Special Guests are educational experts, Dr. Kelmer Muhammad and Dr. Sarah Tolliver who share ideas about managing stress to prevent drop-out. Your one-time or monthly recurring tax-deductible donation of any amount will support our inspiring radio broadcasts and outreach efforts to those underserved to prevent dropout from school, work and Life! Learn more about Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living resources at http://whiteappleinstitute.org.  Listen to archived episodes of the Ask Dr. Applewhite Radio Talk Show (formerly Student2Teacher ™) any day of the week. This show is a Rerun of Why Parents Drop Out aired 2014.


  • 00:31

    Episode 28: Post-Secondary Education and Students with Disabilities

    in Education

    Wednesday – January 6 from 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern) and 12:00 Noon-12:30 PM. (Central).

    Back by popular demand, the "ADA Live!" Show: Post-Secondary Education and Students with Disabilities is being rebroadcast by the Southeast ADA. Students with disabilities, including those who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, don’t usually know about their opportunities in higher education, what accommodations are available, and how to request them. This episode discusses what students with disabilities and their families need to know about access to higher education and the kinds of supports and services that are available to them when they enter college or university, and also recommended resources to get you started in learning more about higher education and students with disabilities.

    No registration is required. You can submit your questions, explore resources and the complete program schedule and connect to archived shows on www.adalive.org.

  • 01:53

    Naples Hotel: Investigation & Evidence Reveal

    in Paranormal

    Friday, January 29th   10pm ET / 9pm CT / 7pm PT

    On January 15th, Anthony and Luci, along with a few friends, traveled to Naples, NY to investigate the infamous haunted Naples Hotel. To see part of the LIVE investigation, click on the the link here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqFplDyjujg

    They will reveal some of their evidence as well as the whole investigation details. Tune in!!!

    History:    Dubbed "The Finest Brick Hotel in Ontario County", The Naples Hotel was built in 1895 by Jeff. R. Brown. The Federal style building five bricks thick walls, three stories, Victorian Dining Rooms, a tap room and bar area, antique claw foot bathtubs, bay windows and five available rooms (Delaware, Catawba, Sake, Cabernet and Niagara).

    The hotel is known for its fine dining and accommodations as well as a few famous visitors. Back when Senator Robert Kennedy was the U. S. Attorney General, he made a visit to Naples, New York and gave a speech from the front porch of the Naples Hotel. Another well known visitor was radio News Commentator Paul Harvey. One possible former guest is making a name for himself....from the afterlife.

    In the 1920s, a man supposedly hung himself on the third floor. Named after a character in a '30s or '40s movie, "Topper" is believed to haunt the hotel. During TAPS investigation, they were unable to verify "Topper's" existence. Of course, the lack of records doesn't mean it never happened. Either way, there are reports of voices, objects moving or being thrown, pictures suddenly becoming crooked on their own, shadow figure, and a male spirit in period clothing.


  • 00:30

    Episode 1: Employment and Reasonable Accommodations

    in Education

    This episode will address the legal and practical issues surrounding reasonable accommodations in the employment arena (Title I) under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). Topics to be discussed include: definition of disability, the legal rights and responsibilities of employees and employers, and the process of requesting reasonable accommodations.
    Speakers:  Jack Humburg, Boley Centers, Inc. Cheri Hofmann, Southeast ADA Center   More information about episode and realtime captioning: ADA Live Episode 1: Employment and Reasonable Accommodations

  • 01:04

    ASK Dr. Applewhite about Veterans, Students, Depression and Suicide

    in Education

    The Ask Dr. Applewhite Radio Talk Show is produced by the Students and Veterans of White Apple Institute (a Veteran operated nonprofit) where we help others who are helping themselves change the perception of disabled to differently-abled! Your one-time or monthly recurring tax-deductible donation of any amount will support our inspiring radio broadcasts and outreach efforts to those underserved to prevent dropout from school, work and Life! Learn more about Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living resources at http://whiteappleinstitute.org.                                                       

    WHAT CAN YOU REALLY DO ABOUT DEPRESSION and SUICIDAL IDEAS AMONG VETERANS AND ADULT STUDENTS?  Probably very little. BUT if you know someone (friends,family,coworkers) who is depressed, sad, or showing different behaviors these days share or listen to this inspiring show with them. Encourage them to contact White Apple Institute for emotional support while connecting to resources. Special KUDOS to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.org and the Veterans Crisis Hot Line http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ThePowerof1.aspx and so many other organizations dedicated to preventing depression and suicide. Special Guests Melinda Vail, Intuitive Therapist and Steve Schiro, Educator, President of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Tempe, and Facilitator of "Out of the Darkness Walks", join our Veterans and Students with inspirational messages and resources.

    Listen to archived episodes of the Ask Dr. Applewhite Radio Talk Show (formerly Student2Teacher ™) any day of the week. This show is a Rerun aired 2013.

  • 01:05

    Where Will You Travel?

    in Spirituality

    “If money were no object….” Most of us have heard and answered these words at least once in our life. In answering the statement, we take time to think, to dream, to explore outside of the box of our immediate realm of possibility. We let our minds wonder literally and figuratively.

    On Friday, Jan. 8, noon PT/3 p.m. ET/8 p.m. UK, Purpose Talk Radio host Cindy Freeman will ask listeners, “If money were no object, where would you travel?” She will share with you how she answers that statement. In conjunction with that, Cindy will officially launch True Visions Travel, a travel division of True Visions Media that will serve anyone who is travelling and will specialize in travel for individuals and groups of people who might need special accommodations. During the show listeners will learn how they can enter a drawing for a vacation. (Live and archive listeners will have until Jan. 11 to enter. Folks in the Milwaukee area also will be able to attend a Hawaiian Luau to learn more about this dream.)

    To participate in the discussion and receive an additional chance in the drawing, call the live show via Skype or phone to 347-205-9074. You also can participate live or archived on the Facebook group Purpose Talk Radio Conversations. You may hear something that will allow you to dream of places where you have not thought possible before.

  • 01:00

    Magical Martinique: The Island of Flowers

    in Travel

    Imagine paradise where your senses explode with a banquet of color, or scents and flavors exicte, or where you experience exotic tranquility.  That is Martinique. 

    We enjoyed some planteur punch as we sat on a lovely Martinique beach with Muriel Wiltord from La Martinique Tourism who explained more about the island, it's unique culture and history and why Martinique is unique from other Caribbean islands. 

    During our visit to the island we were treated to some wonderful accommodations including Hotel Bakoua--the very first tourist hotel on Martinique.  Hotel Bakoua is a former family home that was built in a colonial architectural style. 

    We also visited the luxurious  Cap-est Lagoon Resort and Spa on the east coast of Martinique.  The tropical oasis is tucked away on a garden on the edge of a lagoon that overlooks a coral reef in the Atlantic Ocean. 

    One of Martinique's more powerful attractions is the Anse Cafard Slave Memorial.  This memorial was completed in 1998 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the emanicipation of slaves in the French West Indies.  The memorial is comprised of 20 eight-foot tall looming statues bearing brooding expressions of loss and mourning. 

    The historic Habitation Clément tells the story of Martinique's creoles, its agricultural and industrial heritage.  Rhum Agricole was born at Habitation Clément and that it boasts the culture of an ancient Créole sugarcane plantation with rich French West Indian history.  

  • 00:02

    Missing Piece Autism Awareness Show - Meet the host Dianne Porter

    in Business

    MISSING PIECE AWARENESS – Building relationships for businesses and autism families

    To simply be aware of autism is not enough. Autism Awareness for us is providing the knowledge of autism and how families and members of the community are impacted. This understanding is implicit in our definition of autism awareness so that all members of a community can be empowered to create effective change. Awareness cannot be a static state. It is through active awareness, empowering people provided with an understanding the means to create change that acceptance can occur. This show will focus on the out of the box thinking and actions being taken by businesses, autistic individuals and families with autism to work together to create fully inclusive and accepting community environments.

    Missing Piece Awareness trains, certifies, supports and promotes mainstream businesses. We train the staff to provide autism-accepting customer service in welcoming environments, while guiding the management team in implementing seemingly-simple accommodations-but are ones that parents and families living with autism embrace and truly value. We individualize each and every training, proposed accommodation and recommendation to address each company’s goals, industry, demographic and needs. We are the only company in the country doing this- so it’s an exciting time for us, while we educate the public about what we do and gain an army of supporters who believe in our mission. It is a true learning curve for most potential clients and business owners as we create a new standard for businesses.

  • 00:22

    Antigua 365 Beaches

    in Legal


    Dawn from the Island of Antigua and grow up with a family background in Travel, So I created Antigua365beaches because of my love for my Country and it is the only  Island in the World that boasts 365 white sandy beaches, one beach for each day of the year! I created my own Vacation Packages from an islanders perspective growing up in this beautiful Island, and I also create customized all-inclusive Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Tours, Retreats and a host of other services with local vendors to designed with our clients in mind and we can accommodate group travel as well for our guests when traveling to Antigua. Absolutely! I can travel with our guests to Antigua and prepare their meals. The basic vacation Package includes, breakfast, lunch and dinner for 7 days and we include a mid-week buffet on the beach that includes, fresh fish, lobster, chicken, and a variety of local side dishes Of course we include Steel-drum music to help our guests to relax and enjoy our local music. We have several beautiful Villas, th Century. Our Wedding package includes airfare, a Cottage or Villa, Limousine, and Food. See our Packages on the web-Site. In addition we provide a sunset cruise by boat that is self-contained, fully equipped suite below deck that can accommodate couples,we provide dinner by Candle-lite with food, fresh flowers, and soft music. An all-inclusive. Airfare, Accommodations, Food, Catering, Music, Tours, Concierge and other needs. Special Arrangements for payment. Yes, we have a variety of payment plans that can be arranged to suit the needs of our Clients and guests. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discovery, and American Express. The number to call is 1-888-221-13441-888-221-1344 FREE. Visit www.antigua365beaches.com.  I see www.Antigua365beaches.com  reaching many audiences and expanding, Nationally, Internationally, and Globally.

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