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  • 00:28

    Abilities Over Disabilities- What is in it for me

    in Lifestyle

    Elizabeth shares what is in it for all individuals when they open up to looking at the abilities over the disabilities.  It will be the first of a series as she introduces her Platform for the Todays American Woman, and continues over the next month to help us understand what is really in it for everyone when we open our minds, hearts, and attitudes to looking at individuals from the ability stand point rather than the disabiity stand point.

  • 00:45

    Traveling With Disabilities

    in Travel

    Tips and Resources for the Disabled Traveler are discussed on this weeks, The Traveling Eye. Join Bonnie DeShong and Ja'Vonne Harley as they discuss the many types of travelers who may need assistance. The Americans with Disabilities act and how all affect travel. What you may or may not know to make your travel more accessible and how to enjoy your trip, no matter what your needs. "Building bridges to create a new era where people with disabilities will take their rightful place in the world community" - Mobility International USA-

    Tune in and have your pen and paper ready! This will be a show full of great information.

  • 00:40

    Entrepreneurship Despite Disabilities

    in Radio

    Today on Straight Talk With Carly Alyssa Thorne, Carly talks with Brian R. King about being an entrepreneur despite any disabilities one might have.

    Join us on the journey with the full podcast & video embeds & all information & bios at:

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    DISCLAIMER: We don't tell our guests what to say, they are expressing their own personal opinions. We do not discriminate against any one Religion, Faith, or ethnicity and are of the belief we are all interconnected. Any advice or subjects we discuss are of our own Personal experiences. Please seek proper counsel from Your own personal advisors whether it be Your Doctor for medical and or health issues, an Account for Financial Advice or any Professional you deem necessary.

    Carly Alyssa Thorne is not a licensed attorney, accountant, Doctor, or Psychologist. Before making any decisions using information contained in our Video's, Podcasts, websites, teleconferences or any other form of communication you should receive advice from your licensed professional. All information is subject to verification, errors and omissions.


  • 01:58

    This Week's Guest is Learning Disabilities Advocate Jason Oliver

    in Health

    Learning Disabilities Advocate Jason Oliver joins us this week on The Best Years in Life Radio.  Coming from a learning disabilities background, himself, Jason overcame insurmountable challenges and now he is an advocate helping children and adults alike, giving them the hope that they, too, can make a difference.  Tune in for this special and important interview.

    During the first half hour, Tony will go over additions to our website and his topic will be:  Giving nature the time it needs to heal.

    During the second half hour, Luella will conclude her series on the importance of an empath learning to manage emotions received from other people.

  • 01:00

    Perspectives - Education Outreach for Children with Disabilities

    in News

    In our continued special October series; "Zambia the Next 50 years" we feature an organization called Education Outreach for Children with Disabilities (EdOCD) a non profit organization that aims at assisting children with disabilities in in rural areas to access education. EdOCD endeavors to curb this challenge with help from communities to mitigate challenges faced by children with disabilities in accessing education through advocacy and by providing social development programs and services at community and national level. The founding members and leadership Team at Education Outreach for Children with Disabilities join us to discuss the role and future of their organization in the nation's education process towards children with disabilities in rural area.


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    in Caregiving


  • 00:31

    Fresh Manna Shalom Health and Wellness: Overcoming Physical Disabilities Part 2

    in Religion


    Apostle Loretta Williams is a Motivational Speaker and Teacher who will be sharing information that is essential and vital to our physical (body) welfare which will also include the benefits of nutritious meals, herbs and spices and various foods that provide protein and vitamins that are good for our bodies.  We will learn more on how to stabilize our mental and psychological (the mind and our thoughts) and dealing with our emotions (how we feel). Occasionally she will have guests who are health specialist or advocates who can enlighten us further, so we can learn as much as possible about maintaining good health and enabling us through their knowledge and expertise to live better and fulfilling lives so we can be happy! 

    Today’s Lesson Topic: Overcoming Physical Disabilities To Live A Productive Lifestyle – Part 2  

    Sub-Topic: I Can't Should Not Be A Part of Your Vocabulary

    Individuals still can live a healthy and productive life, regardless of whatever affliction they may suffer; we need to learn more about how to overcome physical disabilities and give every assistance to those who are afflicted, when we help others, we help ourselves!

    SCRIPTURE TOPIC: (3 John 1:2)  Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 

    Read and Learn more about Shalom Health and Wellness on the Oasis World Wide News Publication at www.oasisnewspublication.com/id79.html

  • 00:57

    How can Veterans help Students and Employees with Learning Disabilities Succeed?

    in Education

    Ask Dr. Applewhite (Host, Counselor. Educator and Army Veteran),  how Veterans with Disability can help others overcome the fear of asking for accommodations at school and work. Many students and employees hide their challenges to read, listen, and communicate until their performance is affected.  Guests address asking for accommodations from Disabled Student Resources and Employee Assistance Programs. Hear Special Guest, Dr. Beverly Poellnitz, Educator, Entrepreneur, from Maricopa Community College and others, as they enlighten us on how cultural considerations must be given when discussing any issue of learning, mental health,  and performance. To support our students and Veterans with disabilities reach their education and workforce goals visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org (Veteran operated nonprofit) and click on DONATE. This show previously aired in 2014 as Ask Dr. Applewhite About Support for Learning Disabilities.

  • 00:53

    Addressing Chronic Pain in Adults & Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

    in Health

    Children and adults with intellectual or developmental disability may not be able to always tell you that they are experiencing pain, but it’s our responsibility to understand there are many reasons that people with ID/DD are experiencing pain. In this episode of Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC, Dr. Beverley Temple discusses how we can improve the quality of life of those with ID/DD by addressing the issue of chronic pain.

    Dr. Temple is an Associate Professor with the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Nursing and a Researcher with the St. Amant Research Centre. Her research focuses on support of people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Autism and their families.

    This episode is generously co-sponsored by the Kootenay Community Council. The Kootenay Community Council, and other Community Councils around the province, work with Community Living BC (CLBC) to ensure accountability to communities, to inform CLBC of local trends and innovation, and to act in an advisory role at the local and regional levels. Community Living BC is the Crown Corporation that provides funding to support adults who are living with developmental disabilities in BC.

    You can access the Non-Communicating Adult Pain Checklist mentioned in the episode on Pain BC's website. Find more resources to support you on the St,Amant website and the Surrey Place Centre website. 

    Please note we are no longer taking calls to Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC.

  • 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!