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    Episode 16: The National ADA Symposium 2015

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    Get a preview of what’s in store when you attend the 2015 National ADA Symposium from May 10-13 in Atlanta, GA. In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, this year’s Symposium is bigger and better than ever. Join Jim de Jong, Director of the Great Plains ADA Center as he chats with Sally Weiss from the Southeast ADA Center about the many speakers and seminars, along with cutting edge technology, that makes the 2015 ADA Symposium something not to be missed. Kicking off with a reception at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta and featuring a keynote speech by John Lewis, the 2015 Symposium blends the latest on ADA, implementation strategies and best practices with a celebration of the 25th ADA Anniversary and a stop from the ADA Legacy Tour. Symposium registration opens on January 5th (adasymposium.org) and spaces are expected to fill up quickly. 

  • 00:33

    Episode 25: The Interplay between Guardianship and the ADA

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    Jonathan Martinis, the Legal Director for Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities and the Project Director, National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making will discuss the relationship between guardianship and the ADA. He has over 20 years’ experience representing people with disabilities in cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Social Security Act and other civil rights laws.  In 2013, he represented Margaret "Jenny" Hatch in the "Justice for Jenny" case, which held that Ms. Hatch has a right to use Supported Decision-Making instead of being subjected to a permanent, plenary guardianship.  He also represented the plaintiffs in Brinn, et al. v. Tidewater Regional Transportation District, the first case to hold that people with disabilities have a right to paratransit transportation on a next-day basis, and Winborne, et al. v. Virginia Lottery, which held that the Lottery must ensure that premises selling Lottery tickets, including private businesses, are accessible to people with disabilities.


    Quality Trust is an independent, non-profit advocacy organization focused on improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families.  Quality Trust works with individuals and family members to solve problems, identify opportunities for learning and contribution and find creative ways to minimize "differences" and make the most of each person's abilities.

  • 00:36

    Episode 17: ADA Legacy Tour - Coming Soon to a City near You

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    Date: Wednesday, Febraury 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT


    Description: 


    Last year, the ADA Legacy Tour and the colorful Road to Freedom ADA Bus, piloted by legendary photographer Tom Olin, visited nine cities across the United States between July 26 and December 2014.   In 2015, an even more ambitious ADA Legacy Tour will travel to 39 cities and culminate in Washington, DC on July 26, 2015 as part of the celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Join Mark Johnson, Director of Advocacy for the Shepherd Center and Chair of the ADA Legacy Project, as he talks with Pamela Williamson, Director of the Southeast ADA Center, about how you can share your ADA story and help preserve the history of the disability rights movement; celebrate its milestones; and educate the public and future generations of advocates.


    Speaker: Mark Johnson - Director of Advocacy, Shepherd Center and Chair, The ADA Legacy Project 


    Note: Real-time captioning is available for this broadcast.
    For more information visit adalive.org.

  • 01:06

    Speak to revolutionary healer,seer & life coach, Ada Marie to find your truth

    in Spirituality

    Ada Marie is a revolutionary seer, conscious medium, healer, life coach and counselor.


    Growing up on a farm in the eastern Montana prairie, Ada Marie was taught herbal medicine and mentored in intuitive sight by conscious mediums – her grandmothers. This knowledge had been handed down through generations. Surrounded by these remarkable seers, it was commonplace to communicate with heightened mental awareness. 


    Being a seer, and survivor, she trains and guides you on a path of physical and emotional regeneration, which is invaluable to understanding the individual steps necessary to achieve vitality – and a life filled with inner calm and peace. She has a rare gift of hands-on healing and communicating universal knowledge. Her life mission is to pass this knowledge on to others.


    Ada Marie continues to be available to help those who seek the truth.  In her lengthy career, Ada Marie produced and starred in thirty-two television shows in the United States – relating to color, dreams, channeling and crystals, and appeared in six English television productions.  In addition, Ada Marie was a featured guest on numerous radio shows in Texas, Florida, New York, and California.  For seventeen of the twenty-eight years Ada Marie resided in the Los Angeles Area, she taught metaphysical classes and  authored and self-published  five books.


    For the past twenty-five years Ada Marie hosted numerous seminars for students and corporations, and held retreats in the Sedona area, which has led to her present retreat center in Oracle, Arizona, The Golden Oracle. She has created a space for individuals who truly want to make a change in their life; a place for individuals to come and reconnect with their own personal being and leave with a sense of confidence,  strength, and wisdom.   


     

  • 00:31

    Episode 28: Post-Secondary Education and Students with Disabilities

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    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.

  • 01:31

    ADA The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25

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    The ADA turns 25 on July 26, 2015. Tonight's episode of Brain Injury Round Table will focus on this commemoration and offers an opportunity for listeners to tell their stories and have them included in the official record of this momentous occasion.
    The ADA became law in 1990. It is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. To learn more about the ADA go to http://adata.org/. Joining me tonight is Alvaro Gutierrez of Art Beyond Sight, http://www.artbeyondsight.org; Ken Collins, former pro baseball player, and peer counselor at the Gallop, NM Center for Independent Living, and Brain Injury Radio host. Other guests: Cheryl Kempf, of the Texas Brain Injury Advisory Board and brain injury survivor. Les Paul Morgan, peer counselor at the Walton Options Center for Independent Living, survivor of a "cornucopia" brain injuries, and host of a Brain Injury Radio show. Also joining us is Tai Campbell, founder of http://www.tbocnow.org, tireless community activist, and survivor of childhood brain injuries
    Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Round Table. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor 32 years and Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com  I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of www.TBILaw.com

  • 00:28

    Episode 27: Employment and Reasonable Accommodations

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    Back by popular demand, the Southeast ADA Center is rebroadcasting the "ADA Live!" Show: Employment and Reasonable Accommodations. This episode will address the legal and practical issues surrounding reasonable accommodations in employment under Title I of 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.

  • 00:29

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

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    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


    Decription:
    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.

  • 00:31

    Ghost Stories A la Ada

    in Spirituality

    Hello Everyone Some fun Ghost Stories from my personal life over the years. 
    Hope you enjoy tonight's show!

  • 01:01

    Accessible Technology and the ADA with Attorney William Goren

    in Culture

    Attorney William Goren returns to PA Independent Living Radio Show to talk about accessible technology and the ADA. We'll talk about the many questions regarding accessible digital devices and their applications - and what the ADA says about requirements for their accessability to individuals with disability. 


    Are private brick and mortar and web based businesses required to have accessible websites? What about thrid party websites, often called software as a service, and the applications a website is linked to? If you can't use a website due to disability, do you still qualify for web based discounts on products and services? These are just some of the many interesting questions to be discussed on the horizon of the digital landscape.


    Don't miss this episode!


    William Goren is one of the country’s foremost authorities on the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more than 20 years, he has been advising on ADA compliance as both an attorney and professor. He is the author of Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fourth Edition, penned numerous other articles on the rights of persons with disabilities and publishes a blog — an ABA Top 100 Legal Blawg for 2014 — on current topics related to ADA compliance.


    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!

  • Golden Moments With Ada Marie - Unleash Your Hidden Genius: Mary BLake

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    Golden Moments with Ada Marie, internationally revered healer/seer, drew such enthusiastic response. So many listeners called and wrote in with heartfelt questions, this episode she will address those questions. And of course, Ada Marie will, as always, offer valuable tips to live a healthy, spiritually rewarding life. Get ready to take notes because much of the content will be channelled.


    At 7:30 JOAH Unleash Your Hidden Genius - Mary's guest, Jeanette Chasworth, the color whisperer, lives and breathes color and its intense effect on our everyday lives. She immerses herself in the the character and the essence of each space she works with as well as the purpose, energy, activities and personalities of her clients. Her work has gained her recognition and awards, in her field and in the media.