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The joy of being a Parent is one you can not put a price tag on. Some people choose to be child-free but many look forward to carrying their own babies, rolling on the floor with them, doing the small things, big ones and everything between. Then, the reality of life sets in, in a totally different way when our angels are diagnosed with having a disability.
On this week's episode we will be speaking with two wonderful women - BEBE CLEMENT and VICTORIA LAWRENCE on RAISING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES - both sharing their personal stories.
Touching on -
How do you get a diagnosis?
What can you do to help the child?
How does it affect the family dynamic?
How do siblings handle it?
Financial/ marital pressures?
What can family and friends do to help?
How do you keep yourself sane?
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.
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.
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.
Please Note: SHOW IS NOT CENSORED. DISCRETION IS ADVISED!
We all know people with physical and/or mental issues limiting their abiliy to perform tasks most of us take for granted. Some have severed or non functioning limbs. Others are blind, deaf, and/or mute. Others have mental challenges. An increasing number have a combination of several of these issues.
It never ceaces to amaze me hw people with the decks stacked against them like this manage to not overcome these obsticals, but rise to great hights in areas most would believe to be impossible.
A teanage boy (blind since birth) becoming captain of the high school wrestling team and leading his team to the state chapionships.
Two perfomers creating amazing careers in show business (Both have Cerebral Palsey)
A man with a tremendous studdering problem since childhood becoming a famous actor on stage and screen and creating a multi million dollar career with his voice. (James Earl Jones).
A man stricken with polio as a child Becoming President of The United States. (FDR).
Many more examples proving that there are no disabilities, ONLY CHALLENGES.
To learn more go to erazalcoaching.com.
There’s a revolution taking place in understanding Learning Disabilities. With new neuroscientific findings, we see that an individual with dyslexia--a language based LD-- has a brain that works differently while reading. Educators at all levels are taking this new knowledge to use new assistive technologies to tailor content to the individual mind of the student. Now, a student with dyslexia and a student with aspraxia -- whose brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech -- in the same classroom, can have their individual lessons optimized for their particular strengths and weaknesses.
Ben Powers is the headmaster of Eagle Hill-Southport, an independent day school in Connecticut for students with learning disabilities. Prior to joining the school in 2012, he served as headmaster of The Kildonan School. He is a passionate member of and advocate in the field of dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD and is on the board of directors of Headstrong Nation and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities.
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Recalling the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations which recognize the inherent dignity and worth and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected UN bureaucrats and will threaten parental care of children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect Americans with disabilities." Mike Farris
Bob Dole, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, more than 700 disabilities, veterans and business groups and a bipartisan group of senators are pushing for the treaty to be brought up for a vote again before the August recess.
Join us for a conversation with disability advocate, Madelaine Sayko. We'll discuss cognitive, neurological, and psychological disabilities in the workplace, implementing comprehensive return-to-work programs, and how to foster better collaboration among organizations that provide services to individuals with brain injury.
Madelaine is President of Cognitive Compass, where her work is directed towards improving employment outcomes for challenged individuals in both the veteran and civilian community. She sits on the board of The Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania (ABIN-Pa) and is the Community Education Coordinator for Delaware County, PA. Madelaine authored a significant portion of the ABIN-Pa peer-to-peer training manual: Building a New Life After Brain Injury, and is a contributor to the brain injury guidebook: You Look Great, by John C. Byler. She has also written a caregivers guide that was used in brain injury training for social workers, and served on the Governor’s Brain Injury Recovery Task Force as Chair for Cross Collaboration of Services, and as a representative on the Stakeholders Committee.
**Here is the link to PA ODP Futures Planning Forums mentioned on today's show.
PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you every Friday at 12:00 pm EST/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.
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Unfortunately, one of the most overlooked and devalued groups of people are those with disabilities. In the USA, the most progressive country in the world, there is still great disparity in the treatment and access to school and work opportunities for differently-abled persons, especially those with non-visible and mental disabilities. We can openly discuss the disparity by our willingness to consider the potential of genius within every human being, regardless of the level of their abilities. Our special guest is Dr. Will Moreland, a military veteran and author of the critically acclaimed book Genius Potential. He is known as America's #1 Leadership Life Trainer and appears frequently on national television shows to share his insights on leadership, personal development and current events. To learn more about how you can support our students and Veterans with disabilities in reaching their education and workforce goals visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org -Click Radio and listen to archived shows 24/7.
Welcome to this show where we continue the raw, real, getting dirty, & filthy honest chats about people with disabilities, setbacks, differences, how to handle dramatic affairs, hypocricy and all sorts of things we have learned from the past and are going to apply to our future, to hopefully make things work out more/better with a new crowd.
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