• 01:00

    Talking Advocacy with Tim and Margaret!

    in Health

    Join me as we do a full hour introduction to our first two guest hosts, Mr. Tim Blue and Margaret Sisson. Their advocacy stories are incredible and then you will get a sneak peak at what is in store when they are a co-host!

    It's all about mental health at 'Mental Illness Matters'!

    Changing the way we view mental illness, one personal story at a time!

  • 00:40

    Advocacy: Moving Forward, What Now?

    in Women

    After immigrating to Queens, New York, Marisol has suffered alone and in silence at the hands of her abusive and cheating husband for years. Now pregnant with her second child, her desperation to save her young son and soon-expected daughter from this hell has reached its breaking point. The catalysts that finally make Marisol muster up the courage to escape are the words from her son, “Mom, get us out of here”, and the encouragement of her neighbor, Gladys. One night, she wakes her son while her husband is asleep. They escape with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Marisol is all alone in a new country with no means of support, but she knows she must find the strength to make a better future for her children.

    Domestic Violence disrupts lives on so many levels.  This story is just one of many.  Awareness needs to increase.  What can you do to change folks lives?  Check out Domestic Violence Voices on fb and G+.  

    Creating change begins with you.  Always share your voice!




  • 03:20

    Dream Catcher's - With Les Paul - Effective Advocacy

    in Lifestyle

    Tonight's show is on Effective TBI Advocacy. I am starting to feel under the weather but hopefuly will feel better and be able to come on and do a live show. Togetheher as a community of survivors we can change the World around us and as I sit here nearly 30 Years after my first injuries ocurred I want to see major positive changes start happening NOW!!!!

    I want my next few weeks of shows to be a cellibration of survival for 30 years and about the hopes and promise of the future!

  • 01:00

    Transition Age Youth and Parental Advocacy with Rachel Mann Esq.

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation on the change from transition age youth to adult and parental advocacy, with Rachel Mann, Esq., Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania. 

    We'll discuss the differences in waivers available to children and those that start at age 18, aging out of the child welfare system, and other changes that occur in the milestone years of adulthood for individuals with disabilities. 

    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.

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

    Thanks for listening!


  • 02:00

    Child Advocacy How to really REP YO SET!

    in Current Events

    Our conversation leads us to a discussion about saving our children and how to truly be a voice for their well being. We are seeing a shift in dynamics, our children are being targeted, arrested with heavy sentences for petty crimes. Targeted as social media stars by attacking one another and broacasting it and even murdered at the hands of yhe police. When do we say enough is enough? When do we start speaking up for those who are need advocates for them? Join me as I discuss the idea of child advocacy and how we can start saving our youth!

  • 00:59

    Back2Us Show: Educational Advocacy 101

    in LGBT

    It's that time of year when everyone is on the hunt for the school supply list, the teacher wish list; and, that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle backpack that Target had online but can't locate in the store (oh wait, that's MY challenge at the moment). 

    Seriously, this time of year for many is filled with excitement but for children who learn differently and their parents--there is often very little to be excited about as the fights about homework resume.  

    According to a 2010 report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, nearly 2.4 million students are diagnoised with LD and receive special education services in schools.  

    For parents trying to navigate this educational maze to obtain help for their child, it  is often described as the equivilent of attempting to climb Mt. Everest in flipflops.  

    What do you need to know to advocate effectively for your child? What is an IEP?  Who is eligible for a 504 plan? Is there really a difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP? What are the first steps in the IEP process? Does it really speed up the process to get your child tested outside of the school system? What are some types of things you as a parent or guardian can ask to have included in the IEP?  We're going to cover all of this and more! 

    If you have a child that you believe may need extra help in school to thrive then this show is for you! 

    We will have Licensed Psychologist Dr. Arcella Trimble as our guest to help navigate the waters on Educational Advocacy 101 for Parents and Guardians as well as blogger Karen Wesley Weaver.  

    Karen's blog, Confessions of An Asperger's Mom (http://confessionsofanaspergersmom.blogspot.com/) has been featured on Mamapedia and is listed on the Top Mommy Blogs http://www.topmommyblogs.com (yes, please go vote for Confessions of An Asperger's Mom).

  • 00:44


    in Education



    James Brown, Executive Director at the Coalition, a grouping of business and education leaders, on how we make damn sure we have an educated workforce available.. for the students and for the economy.

    www.stemedcoalition.org   @stemedcoalition



    www.carolina.com   @carolinabio

  • 00:44


    in Education



    As a principal, how involved should you be in educational advocacy. Jacki Ball, NASSP Associate Director for Advocacy is our guest


    Presented by TRIUMPH LEARNING

    www.triumphlearning.com   @triumphlearning

  • 00:31

    Dance With Mental Health-Accepting Diagnosis & Self-Advocacy

    in Self Help

    Welcome to Dance with Mental Health with Meg Dog, bipolar peer specialist and Doc Reimers, psychologist in NJ.  Dance With Mental Health is a talk show that advocates for positive mental health and wellness.  When you "dance with your mental health condition" you are taking the right steps to move towards emotional healing by allowing self-acceptance at every turn.  In each episode a few stories are shared regarding a person’s real life story struggling with a mental health condition.   Their stories are truly inspiring and will touch your heart, open your mind and give you a deeper understanding and appreciation for the challenges that an individual faces as they journey towards wellness.  Doc and Meg Dog will utilize these amazing stories to provide refreshing solutions, incorporating mindfulness, and encouragement.   Please feel free to call us or listen as we  join together and give a message of hope and support for our mental health community.

  • 00:37

    The Harvest Series: Awareness and Advocacy

    in Radio

    Join #TeamChaplain (Host) Chaplain E. Jean Jones and (co-Hosts) LaShanda Lewis, Patrinal Smalls, Nancy Smith and Crystal Bates as they share what they have accomplished or beome more aware of since the beginning of the Fall Season (i.e. health, new goals, craeer, education...)

    Each person will also share how they plan to improve in their area(s) of weakness.

    Special Guest:Mioshi Johnson (founder of Pretty Smart Girl)

  • 00:36

    Advocacy, Apathy and Fear

    in Education

    The ICAA Radio hosts get in depth on autism advocacy on tonight's show. How does apathy affect the community? How can fear hurt meaningful progress? Should the "autism community" unite?

    Autism news of the week will also be discussed--including the Boycott Autism Speaks movement and the latest in ridiculous "autism treatment" news.

    Want to be a part of the show? Send us an e--mail to: info@icaaonline.org with "ICAA Radio" in the subject line.  The ICAA Radio also serves as an internship program for people with different abilities to gain meaningful job experience in many aspects of the production of a radio show, including but not limtied to; producing, marketing, writing, hosting, and editing for online radio.

    The ICAA is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the advancement of autistic people and people with various differences. Our efforts are centered on advocacy, education and supports for people with autism and different abilities. The ICAA Radio show is a free public service program for the community we serve.

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