• 00:48

    Developmental Disabilities Legislative Advocacy Trip to WA

    in Family

    Interested in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Advocacy in Washington? So is Autism Empowerment!  
    Tune in as John interviews Autism Empowerment Executive Director, Karen Krejcha as she talks about her recent weekend in Olympia. As part of a year long Disabilities Leadership Development Program, she traveled to Olympia with other self-advocates, parents and professionals. She had the opportunity to receive training, network with other advocates and no-profits, tour the State Capitol, share lunch with local legislators, learn about the legislative process and practice advocacy skills and testifying before Congress.
    We will chat about a variety of topics of interest that came up during the training including Seclusion / Aversion rooms in Washington schools, the No Paid Services Caseload, Respite Care, Companion Homes, Vocational Traning and help for individuals experiencing cultural communication barriers. 
    Even if you don't live in Washington, you will likely find this show valuable in terms of understanding more about what kind of services our government provides versus what is provided through the private sector.
    http://www.autismempowerment.org
    http://www.facebook.com/autismempowerment
     

  • 00:30

    Dr Risa Tabacoff - Developmental Disabilities

    in Health

     
    Risa Tabacoff, director DAIC; psychologist specializing in developmental disabilities. Talk about all the testing, tis purpose , importance and what it can tell you about your child  

  • 00:46

    Using iPad Apps for those with Developmental Disabilities

    in Health

    Vicki Windman will be discussing iPad Apps that she has found useful for students with Developmental Disabilities.

  • 00:30

    Developmental Disabilities

    in Health

    This show is about music therapy for adults with developmental disabilities.

  • 01:01

    PA History Coalition Honoring People with Disability with Dana Olsen

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with Dana Olsen, Director of the Pennsylvania History Coalition Honoring People with Disability. The coalition is a group looking to increase society's understanding about the historic and herioc journey of Pennsylvanians with disability. We'll talk about the origins and purpose of the coalition, current and future projects, and about some of the history of individuals with disability in PA. 


    If your organization holds historic material related to people with disability, and you have yet to respond to the coalition's questionnaire, open through January 3, 2015, please click here. 


    Dana Olsen is now an author and citizen advocate, after a career in human services in Pennsylvania beginning in 1971. His associations include the PA Developmental Disabilities Council; Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance, Pennsylvania Lifesharing Coalition; and PA-APSE. He is author of Arching Tales, A Generation’s Support of People with Disability in the United States, Volume 1.


    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!

  • 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!

  • 02:58

    Veteran In and Out of the Military on Recovery Now With Kim Justus

    in Health

    Kelly Sanders served her country from the early eighties to 1997, where she suffered no lasting ill effects. In Sept 1997, she survived a traumatic brain injury, and was evaluated for acceptance to the TBI, TRC Program in August 1998.  In the following years, Kelly received further education, allowing her to work in massage, recreational, and physical therapy. Due to lack of employment options, she applied for employment in Developmental Services for the county, and completed the fifty three courses offered by the college of Developmental Disabilities in June 2008. She later went on to earn her CNA, and completed The Council on Developmental Disabilities “Partners in Policymaking” leadership course. www.rejuven8bykelly.com


    With Veteran's Day approaching, we honor our Vets and see how the spirit of service to our country, continues from Military to TBI life.


    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. I introduce topics, and survivor's share their experience, strength and hope. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery.


    More will be revealed! Tune in, stop in and call in. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."


    We focus on the four A's of Recovery...Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers. 


    Front half of the show features a guest, who knows a little something about recovery. The second part of the show is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire!


    Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org

  • 00:58

    Ask Dr. Applewhite Why Parents with Disabilities Drop-Out?

    in Education

    Dr. Applewhite discusses the reasons why parents drop-out of college and the workforce. These are parents categorized as "non-traditional" adult learners/students that do not fit the stereotype held of the "traditional" college student. According to research, nearly two-thirds of "non-traditional" adult college students in the U.S. drop out prior to graduation! This is largely due to the lack of planning in all areas of life, sound advisement, and counseling intervention. Adult students with a learning or mental disability, who are parents, carry the additional responsibility of being a role model for their own children to finish school and learning to advocate for accommodations. Hear a unique insight on working parents with mental illness in light of Miriam Carey's shooting incident last year. This show will also shed light on the many alarming reasons Adult Learners/Students drop-out and struggle with the idea of going to back to school and finishing the courses started. Awareness is the first step needed to motivate and encourage those struggling to manage family responsibilities, stressful work and school schedules, and even non-visible disabilities. Special Guests are educational experts, Dr. Kelmer Muhammad and Dr. Sarah Tolliver who share ideas about managing stress to prevent drop-out. Join Dr. Applewhite and guests as they discuss how many overcome difficult experiences and transitions, especially Student Veterans with families. Your donation of at least $5 or more will support our radio broadcasts, and allow us to continue helping students and Veterans with disabilities reach their education and workforce goals? Visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org and click on DONATE.  Click on RADIO to listen to episodes of the Student2Teacher ™ Radio Talk Show anytime 24/7. 

  • 02:00

    Late Night with a Hero: Jennifer Lav with Host Yvonne Smith

    in Current Events

    Call in Sunday 8-10Pm Eastern  December 14


    Jennifer Lav is a lawyer at University Legal Services, Protection & Advocacy Program, representing D.C. residents with psychiatric disabilities. Protection & Advocacy programs are organizations that provide free legal services to individuals with disabilities. After law school, Jennifer clerked for Judge Myron H. Thompson in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, in Montgomery Alabama.  She stayed in Alabama for two more years, teaching a law school class, and working at Alabama's Protection & Advocacy Program, representing youth in special education and juvenile justice matters before returning to practice in Washington DC


    ULS has represented thousands of clients in individual disputes and class action


    These are just a few issues the P and A’s handle


    .       Represent youth in special education disputes—particularly around inclusion and access to the least restrictive environment.  Also around transition from school—making sure youth with disabilities have access to jobs and college and additional training.


    Represent individuals receiving or seeking services from Developmental Disabilities Administration, to ensure they receive integrated, self-directed quality services and supports.


    Represent returning citizens from jail or prison, to ensure connected with mental health supports and services.


    Represent SSDI and SSI recipients who are working or interested in returning to work to eliminate barriers to working—including addressing overpayments, misapplication of work incentives, and discrimination.


     


    Join  us online or phone

  • 01:01

    Futures Planning with Dolores Frantz

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with Dolores Frantz, Quality Management Director at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). Dolores serves as Project Manager for ODP’s strategic Futures Planning process, where internal and external stakeholders join together in identifying and translating long-range goals for Pennsylvania’s developmental disabilities system into near-term, achievable priorities and results. 


    We'll talk about what Futures Planning is, Dolores's role in coordinating the person-centered long-range goals that have been established, eight near-term objectives that have been identified, and high-level action plans for implementation and success. We'll also discuss how individuals and families contribute to the process, and how to become involved. 


    You can visit the ODP Futures Planning page for more information. Reach out at RA-odpfuturesplan@pa.gov.


    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!

  • 00:31

    Game Talk Preseason Show Episode III

    in Football

    Your hosts Molly Hill and Alice Mary Herden talks about the preseason games from Saturday 12/13.


    -Soldiers/Patriots -Bengals/Phantoms -Outlaws/Vikings -Veterans/Gladiators


    Two Minute Coach Talk; Team coaches and owners talk in brief about their teams


    Marcus Manuel from the Ravens


    Jeffery Waters from the Revolution


    Travis Tyson from the Vipers


    This Friday's special guest:


    Garrick Jones Commissioner from the States Developmental Football League


    Garrick Jones is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Houston Texans, and was in training camps with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons.


    Listen in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/uffofamerica


    Guest are subject to availablity.

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