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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.
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.
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.
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!
in Self Help
Nancy Weiss Waring is a speech pathologist with over 25 years experience in this field . She has worked with individuals all ages, and within a variety of clinical settings. For the past 10 years she has worked with adults and teens on the autism spectrum. At this point in her career she wants to use her skills and passions to increase socialization for individuals with disabilities in a new business venture she is taking the skills she has learned related to language skills socialization and communication she desires to be bridgebuilder to business through consultation and assist in educating business leaders to greater understanding, of the social differences that exist between us all especially individuals with disabilities. She desires to develop a system industry so that people with disabilities are able to be employed and to match their abilities and strengths in the workplace by doing this this creates a positive attitude, and also benefits our society. She states it is time for our society to chang
In this episode we explore some of the perceptions of individuals with disabilities. Our guest, Mary Jacob is the Executive Director of Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center and Families Helping Families of Jefferson. She is the mother of two daughters with disabilities and spent the past 25 years advocating for inclusive education opportunities and services for her daughters as well as all children with disabilities. Ms. Jacob has spoken nationally about her experience raising two children with disabilities. She is a relentless advocate for children with special needs.
The Empowerment Zone’s disability round tables Mission is to boldly encourage and motivate people with disabilities to reach out and learn how to live life as independently as possible, while learning about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and us working to change society’s views of people disabilities along the way and that means all of us everywhere getting involved!
Tonight we want to discuss what we as persons with disability can do together to build stronger empowerment zones all over USA and around the world to help build a brighter and bolder future for people with disabilities to take charge of their destinies and live a self-directed meaningful life and that means inclusion in life and every way. So join us in a discussion on The Empowerment Zones Disability Round Table!
My name is Les Paul Morgan. I work for Center for Independent Living, which strives to help people disabilities feel inclusion in their lives in every way. There is a Center for Independent Living in all 50 states and US territories and beyond! The four main core services of an independent living center are:
Advocacy, Information and Referral, Independent Living Skills, and Peer Support
The Empowerment Zone’s Mission statement is to boldly encourage and motivate people with disabilities reach out and learn how to live life as independently as possible, talk about the meaning and the purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and work to change society’s views of people disabilities along the way and that means all of us everywhere getting involved!
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.
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