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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.
Tired of talking and talking and talking about your trauma but still want to see a decrease in symptoms of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder? It might be time for you to invest in some neurofeedback (NFB) sessions. On today's show NFB expert, Sebern Fisher, explains how this treatment modality can help heal developmental trauma.
Michele Rosenthal is a popular keynote speaker, award-winning author and post-trauma coach. Her shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit ChangeYouChoose.com.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Executive director David Morrissey, MPS the US International Council on Disabilities will speak about‘Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD) and the importance of it to all people with disabities now in 2014!
The United States signed the CRPD in 2009. On December 4, 2012 the United States Senate considered the ratification of the CRPD but fell 5 votes short of the super majority vote required. The media coverage of the Senate’s failure to ratify the disability treaty has been overwhelming and the CRPD’s Senate leaders remain committed to bringing the disability treaty up in the 113th Congress.
What is the “Disability Treaty?”
The Disability Treaty (known as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,“CRPD”) is an international treaty that was inspired by U.S. leadership in recognizing the rights of people with disabilities. Why should the Senate vote for ratification?
The Senate needs to fight for the 57.8 million Americans with disabilities, 5.5 million disabled American veterans, and the 1 billion people with disabilities around the world and vote to ratify the CRPD.
Who supports ratification of the disability treaty?
Ratification of the CRPD is supported by hundreds of disability organizations, civil rights groups, faith organizations, veterans groups, and major business groups including the Chamber of Commerce.
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!
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.
Listen in to maybe learn a thing or two, or just hear us rant! Either way we love & appreciate all of our listeners, and we welcome one and all.
Learning Disabilities Advocate Jason Oliver is our guest this week on The Best Years in Life Radio. Jason has a learning disabilities background. Through his own experience, he has become a Learning Disabilities Advocate, helping people fulfill their dreams through individualized service planning. This week's topic will be career planning for the learning disabled.
During the first half hour of the show, Tony will go through recent articles and additions to our website and discuss measures to take in the event of an Ebola outbreak. During the second half hour Luella will continue her series on the many aspects of bullying. She will cover cyber bullying and social bullying.,.
INNERSIGHT - This is not a world made for disabilities.
Frank Perino - Host
Suzanne Tarazi-Ferraro - Co-Host
INNERSIGHT Means 'FREEDOM'
Advocates for the Disabled
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.
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