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  • 00:15

    Group Homes for Children with Developmental Disabilities

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    I have a child with a developmental disability.. where will they live without me?


    Rachael has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for approximately 7 years. Most recently, she was an Assistant Manager for The Center for Disability Services for a group home with 7 adults. Rachael is currently a full time MSW student at SUNY Albany. 


    When a family has a child with a developmental disability, their future is often uncertain. Individuals with developmental disabilities are often somewhat, if not completely, dependent on their caretakers. Group homes are often an option for families to consider as their child continues to grow and parents become older and less able to care for their child. 

  • 00:47

    WA State Developmental Disabilities Resources - Eva Rooks

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    Where do we go in Washington state to get connected when it comes to helping individuals living with autism? What services are accessible from the state? How do we plug in? How do we navigate the often confusing and complex systems maze?
    Good information leads to better choices and decisions for people on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities and differences, yet survey data shows many families say they do not get enough information to effectively participate in planning services for their family members. 
    This is of concern to Autism Empowerment and other advocacy and support organizations that believe clear, concise information from trusted sources is critical to every family’s ability to access resources and care for individuals on the autism spectrum.
    Listen in today as Autism Empowerment Radio interviews Eva Rooks, Communication and Planning Manager for the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council. 
    We will talk about current priorities for the DDC and we'll learn how to plug into and navigate the WA state Informing Families, Building Trust website, blog and informational outreach.
    Sponsored by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in collaboration with the Division of Developmental Disabilities and others, the IFBT goal is to provide information about issues, services and supports that make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
    Website: https://fortress.wa.gov/com/csddcinformingfamilies//Default.aspx
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InformingFamilies

  • 00:48

    Developmental Disabilities Legislative Advocacy Trip to WA

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    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.

  • 00:30

    Dr Risa Tabacoff - Developmental Disabilities

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    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  

  • 00:30

    Developmental Disabilities

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

  • 00:46

    Using iPad Apps for those with Developmental Disabilities

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

  • 00:46

    This Weekon PA Independent Living Radio Show - Week 46

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    Co-hosts Karla Porter and Michael Supey bring you this week's news and events of interest to the Pennsyvania Disability Community.

    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!


  • 00:53

    Addressing Chronic Pain in Adults & Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

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    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.

  • 02:10


    in Military

    Kimberly McDonough

    Mom of 3, kids ages 21, 19 and 18. Former NY Foster Mom for teen Girls. Presently in process of becoming Foster Mom in State of SC Marine Corps Veteran, Served US Marine Corps 1992-1998 Graduate of Briarcliffe College NY. Formerly of Long Island NY, Recently Moved to Beaufort SC Director of Operations and Board Secretary of Marines and Mickey Foundation

    Haley Warwick event manager for Carry The Fallen, a program developed by Active Heroes. Whose mission of helping veterans, active duty military and their families. She guides volunteer Team Leaders from all parts of the nation to construct Carry The Fallen ruck promoting three main goals: to raise awareness of an epidemic of 22 veteran suicides daily, to raise funds to help support all of the charity’s free programs, and to encourage camaraderie between the communities. Haley serves as a point of contact or reference for Team Leaders, handles most of the public relations for the program, and interviews and writes for the weekly Active Heroes Features as well. She holds an associate’s degree from Jefferson Community College, and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Haley is a recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award, is a Kentucky Colonial and is Hootsuite certified. In high school, she helped develop a pet therapy program at a local nursing home, training her dog and receiving certification from the Delta Society. She also developed an art therapy program for Harbor House of Louisville, a safe haven for adults with developmental disabilities. During her time in college, she interned and worked with many non-profits and public relations firms, while having her writing and photography published She was editor and a designer for her college paper and news website.

  • 01:01

    Epilepsy Awareness Month with EFEPA

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    November is Epilepsy Awareness Month and this week we are joined by Mary Loughlin, Northeast Resource Coordinator, and Daniel Dougherty, Patient Educator, with Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA). We'll talk about living with epilepsy, available services, and the work of EFEPA. 

    Mary Loughlin started to volunteer for the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA in 2000 while actively looking for help & resources for her son, Michael, who had just been diagnosed with epilepsy. Retiring after 32 years with Verizon as a Technician she stepped up her volunteer time and eventually became the Wyoming Valley Coordinator in 2004.

    Dan Dougherty resides in Glenside, and is a graduate of Cheltenham High School in Wyncote. He has lived with epilepsy for more than 30 years. Dan is a volunteer Epilepsy Advocate with the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA. Dan has honed his public speaking skills through being an active member of Toastmasters, and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow in 2014, by the Glenside Rotary for his work in epilepsy awareness.

    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you Fridays at 12:00 pm 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. 

    Visit PA Disability News to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community. Thanks for listening!

  • 02:00

    The Philosopher's Stoned (Episode 6)

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    The Philospher's Stoned 10PM to 12am hosted by HEDGEWITCH of HedgewitchPipes. http://tobtr.com/s/8078903 CCHIradio bring you a forum for discussion of Cannabis/hemp and it's use in Sprituality . Join us to , we will be having a special guest, Mike Robinson, Non Attorney Representative, U.S. International Council on Disabilities and local Epilepsy Advocate. We will be having some great music,special give away, tons of fun and lots of laughs. We will have our Inhouse kitchwitch, Cannawitch, With her special twists of Cannabis recipes for you at home. So, Check us out,http://tobtr.com/s/8078903 and/or call in and join us at (917) 889-8298