• 00:34

    The Able Act - Why Should Parents of Children with Disabilities Care?

    in Family

    We talk with Sara Weir, Vice President of Advocacy and Affiliate Relations of the National Downs Syndrome Society about advocacy efforts to get support for the Able Act.  She and Mark Friese, Vice President of Merrill Lynch Special Needs Group will explain what the Able Act is and how it can help ensure independence and dignity for people with disabilities through tax free savings accounts. 

  • 01:00

    Learning Disabilities and Possible Brain Injury in Children with Complex Congeni

    in Health

    Babies who have had open-heart surgery, especially those with complex, congenital heart defects (CCHDs), are at much greater risk for brain injury or learning disabilities. Because of the heart defects themselves, and because of the complicated circulation involved with CCHDs, infants are more at risk for strokes. Infants who have had strokes often have brain injury due to stroke and those children with brain injuries caused in early childhood are more at risk for learning disabilities.


    While this sounds very frightening, it doesn’t have to mean that your child’s quality of life will be greatly inferior to a child without a heart defect. Today’s show features a heart mom whose child had an anoxic brain injury (which is fairly uncommon), a pediatric cardiologist and pediatric neurologist from Boston Children’s Hospital, and a special education advocate. These expert Guests share information to help others navigate raising a child with a brain injury and/or learning disability. 


  • 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!

  • 00:32

    Ask Dr. Applewhite About Non-Visible Disabilities at School and Work

    in Education

    You don’t look “disabled”! Many have thought this statement and/or said it. This is a major reason why many people with a mental/learning or non-visible disability are hesitant to communicate their needs for accommodations at school or on the job? Unfortunately, many adults in the workplace today experienced negative stereotypes in early school years about people who learn differently than others and never learned or were too fearful to communicate their need for help. Special Guest Robert Hickem from Salt River Council joins to discuss the importance of communication between agencies and the persons with disabilities they serve. Today’s Veteran with a mental disability, along with many other non-military personnel, need to learn how to communicate their needs when dealing with challenges such as PTSD. Hear Chip Stoecker, Veteran, and Manager of the Ability Center in Phoenix share suggestions on ways to improve our communication skills. Veterans join our VET2VET™ segment for news updates and commentary at the end of the show.

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics--Our First Wound--Incomplete Energy Bonds

    in Relationships

    In this episode we will be discussing one of the most critical invisible wounds adult children of alcoholics experience.

    The need to feel 'seen' on a psychological, emotional and spiritual level is crucial to a child's ability to define for themselves who they are and their unique experiences.  Without sufficient energy bonding with mother and or father, children spend their lives seeking to gain this much needed connection in others.  Sadly children from dysfunctional homes most often do not attract healthy partners, friends, coworkers and etc.  Because this is a cause and effect universe, and becasue one of the first agenda's of a soul is to feel 'seen' by mother and father, wounded adult children unconsciously on an energetic level attract similar energies to their parents, in search of sealing that bond.  Understanding how and why we adult children of alcoholics and narcissists, are unknowingly leaking energetically, as well as attracting abusers, helps us gain clarity and the tools we need to make life long changes that impact our lives in positive ways.






  • 01:31

    Children are Parent's Responsibility

    in Culture

    This is a show about the value of our children and how they should know the real meaning of Christmas. There is an obvious reason why a baby is born without worldly knowledge to loving parents. We parents are expected to teach them how to walk, talk, and eat. Before parents send their toddlers to school, society and God expects us to nourish the little ones with life substances. Our children depend on us to learn how to live, grow; remain fit and healthy in more ways than one.

    That includes teaching them the meaning of Christmas, how and why Jesus Christ was born. It is parents’ responsibility to set an example and give our little ones a meaning of life’s foundation that will last them a lifetime.  Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

    Our special guest, Detra and John Taylor, who raised two boys, along with nieces and nephews in a Christian home will share their experiences. Faith Eurie-Turner who’s Blogs can be found on http://professionalnet.ning.com/ will also be out special guest. Join us for a real Christmas threat that makes you feel good and reinforces your belief in the ways to raise your children.  

  • 00:33

    Raising Children to be Winners

    in Motivation

    Extensive research has gone into high achievers, with the end result being more linked to discipline, drive and dedication than to innate talent. Many kids get easily frustrated at a very young age and after a few failed attempts at say, tying their shoe, they give up, cry, and request a Velcro pair. While temperament will always play a role, all children can be taught to push themselves beyond what they believed achievable. How you can raise your children to be winners.

  • Safe for the Holidays, keeping our children safe

    in Christianity

    Greetings thank you for tuning in to another exclusive episode of "Real Women Real Talk," my guest this evening Ms. Schantel Thomas will be sharing with us an event she was the guest speaker of "Safe for the holidays," so often the holidays brings about so many different emotions and sadness it should be a joyous time as we celebrate Christ birth. In this episode we will discuss ways to help our young people have a safe holiday, but not just for the holiday, but there entire lives.Come support our children even if you do not have children, you know of some children, maybe next door to you or down the street. Be encouraged and Remember God loves you with an Everlasting Love.

  • 00:15

    Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region Second Annual Comedy Fundraiser

    in Youth

    Enjoy an evening of hilarious stand-up comedy while contributing to the Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region

    Thursdays April 10th, 2014

    Doors open at 7:00pm

    Show starts at 8:00pm

    Tickets are now on sale and must be purchased in advance

    $20.00 per person

    What You Get:
    - A professional Yuk Yuk’s comedy show with multiple acts
    - A discounted dinner voucher at a local restaurant (while supplies last)
    - One complimentary door prize ticket to enter in the draw

    *Door prizes will be drawn at the end of the comedy show

    Door Prizes includes gift certificates, gift baskets, special event tickets and product donations.

    Age restriction: 19+ however 17+ year old are allowed with adult company

    Location: Mark Breslin’s Yuk Yuk’s International Stand-up Comedy

    Address: 5165 Dixie Road, Mississauga, L4W 4G1 ** 1 light North of Eglinton at Amico Blvd

    (come early, open seating only, no reserved seating available)

    Support our event by purchasing tickets, Call 905-272-4100 or 905-791-4100!!!

    Help us reach our goal!!!

    Payment Accepted: cash, visa, mastercard and personal cheque

    All proceeds will be used to support our valuable programs and services in the Region of Peel for children and youths with learning disabilities.


  • 01:59

    A Letter to our children part II

    in Current Events

    Part II of this conversation will discuss the historical accounts, lessons that we must teach our children as well as letter we must write to our neighbor and other members of our community.  How can we develop community programs and businesses that can help us move forward. 

  • 02:05

    What Our Children Want & Parents Murdering Children On True Nubia

    in Women

    917) 889-9174 - 1st HOUR: 'Our Children w/Sodeeyah'  -  'What Our Children Want' -  In regards to the school system & their policies that go against what parents are taught in the home & how to overcome them.

    2nd HOUR:'Saving Princesses w/Arlene J. Ramsey'  -  The Apocalypse & Inception Of A Paradigm Shift. Minority Parents Murdering Their Legacy (Their Children). -



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