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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.
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.
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.
Vicki Windman will be discussing iPad Apps that she has found useful for students with Developmental Disabilities.
Join us for a conversation with Zarifa Roberson, CEO of i.d.e.a.l. Magazine, the exclusive quarterly magazine for Urban Young People with Disabilities (i.d.e.a.l. is an acronym for Individuals with Disabilities Express About Life). The magazine focuses on disability lifestyles, culture and political issues facing the disability community, and features fashion, beauty, health & fitness, entertainment, sports, and editorial sections. We'll discuss i.d.e.a.l. Magazine's efforts to climb to the forefront of voicing concerns in the disability community, and Roberson's goals to be the next Oprah for the disability community and to make the magazine a global household name.
Roberson is a 35 year old from Philadelphia, PA, born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia (AMC). She holds a B.S. in Speech Communication with a minor in African American Studies from Millersville University, and M.Ed in Rehabilitation Counseling from Coppin State University.
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The Disability Round table was created as a place for people with disabilities to find the power and knowledge needed to live a bold new life after disability and take charge of our lives again.
Knowledge is power and when your arm yourself with knowledge on disability rights and study the history of the Independent Living movement you will begin to discover that a lot of people who fought for our Civil Rights as people with disabilities and that you can become part of the Fight and discover there is peace and justice when you dare to Dream and join up with us on our mission of Equality for all!!!
The Independent Living movement can teach you how to live a new Independent Life so join us Tonight in a discussion about how the ADA (Centers for Independent Living) and the laws that are designed to protect us can teach you and I how to live a better more inclusive life!!!
January 29, 2015: Conversations around physical disabilities often focus on what a person can't do. Adaptive sports turn that line of thought around by celebrating and exploring what people with disabilities can do.
These days, adaptive sports combine a no-limits mindset with rapidly improving technology, resulting in people without legs skiing down a mountain, and people with spinal cord injuries swimming, and people with severe arm impairments participating in archery, and so much in between and beyond.
In this episode, a physical therapist discusses landscape and benefits of adpative sports.
To learn more about physical therapy, visit MoveForwardPT.com.
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Health Guru, Beverly Nadler, talks about handling the challenges of life.
There is no such thing as a life without challenge. We live in a world that is governed by natural laws, one of which is The Law of Polarity. According to this law “both sides” – the positive and negative (and everything in between) – exists in everyone’s life. Join Beverly as she discusses how using “mind over matter” to handle life’s challenges -- whether they are physical disabilities or traumatic events – can be a source of strength, growth, and fulfillment. During this fascinating program, you will also hear about some amazing people who use “mind over matter” to transform their lives, in spite of, or perhaps because of, their huge challenges!
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Marlene Chait, Disability Studies Educator / Consultant / Grant Development / Researcher, on topics of particular interest to women with disabilities. We'll discuss women as sexual beings, the overwhelming amount of physical, emotional, mental and covert abuse, isolation and other struggles they face, and the urgent need to meet the inclusion of seniors. We'll also discuss Marlene's work with women who became disabled during military service, and the need for community based supports and further study.
Marlene authored a dissertation entitled "An Exploratory Study About Women With Physical Disabilities: A Survey of Their Views on Personal Care Assistance Services (PAS), Sexuality Education, and Sexual Expression". She holds Doctorate in Education, Disability Studies/Transition Special Ed, from The George Washington University.
PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you by The Arc of Luzerne County, Fridays at 12:00 PM EST/EDT. 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. For more news and events of interest to the PA disability community, visit PA Disability News.
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