• 00:30

    Blacks Who Persevered in Spite of Disabilities

    in Self Help

    Did you know that Whoopi Goldberg had a learning disorder as a child? Were you aware that Harriet Tubman had epilepsy? These are only two of the many examples of Blacks who became successful despite their disabilities. Some people tend to discourage others with disabilities from achieving their dreams because "it's for their own good"; they want to overprotect them or they just don't understand how a person can accomplish anything despite his/her "limitations." Once you hear these different celebrities' stories, you'll never view people with disabilities the same way again. You will be inspired and encouraged to uplift someone else and even accomplish your own goals!

  • Dr. Marlene Chait - Health and Wellness of Women with Disabilities

    in Culture

    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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  • 01:00

    Zarifa Roberson, CEO of i.d.e.a.l. Magazine for Urban Youth with Disabilities

    in Culture

    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.


    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.


    Read and subscribe to PA Disability News to stay up to date on news and events of interest to the PA disability community.


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  • 00:47

    WA State Developmental Disabilities Resources - Eva Rooks

    in Family

    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

  • 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!

  • 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
     

  • 00:08

    Rick Johnson's Book: An Upward Spiral-A Developmental Perspective on Parenting

    in Family

    Rick Johnson, Co-Founder of Summit Prep, a therapeutic boarding school in Montana, and author of An Upward Spiral: A Developmental Perspective on Parenting has been conducting parent workshops for parents of his school for several years.  The book outlines what he has learned about how teens develop emotionally and how parents can help them.


    The book will be available on amazon.com shortly after the first of the year and the author in this interview briefly describes the major themes in it and how it can be obtained.

  • 01:31

    ADA The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25

    in Education

     


    The ADA turns 25 on July 26, 2015. Tonight's episode of Brain Injury Round Table will focus on this commemoration and offers an opportunity for listeners to tell their stories and have them included in the official record of this momentous occasion.
    The ADA became law in 1990. It is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. To learn more about the ADA go to http://adata.org/. Joining me tonight is Alvaro Gutierrez of Art Beyond Sight, http://www.artbeyondsight.org; Ken Collins, former pro baseball player, and peer counselor at the Gallop, NM Center for Independent Living, and Brain Injury Radio host. Other guests: Cheryl Kempf, of the Texas Brain Injury Advisory Board and brain injury survivor. Les Paul Morgan, peer counselor at the Walton Options Center for Independent Living, survivor of a "cornucopia" brain injuries, and host of a Brain Injury Radio show. Also joining us is Tai Campbell, founder of http://www.tbocnow.org, tireless community activist, and survivor of childhood brain injuries
    Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Round Table. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor 32 years and Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com  I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of www.TBILaw.com

  • 00:32

    Ask Dr. Applewhite About Non-Visible Disabilities at School and Work

    in Education

    You don’t look “disabled”! Many have thought this statement and/or said it. This is a major reason why many people with a mental/learning or non-visible disability are hesitant to communicate their needs for accommodations at school or on the job? Unfortunately, many adults in the workplace today experienced negative stereotypes in early school years about people who learn differently than others and never learned or were too fearful to communicate their need for help. Special Guest Robert Hickem from Salt River Council joins to discuss the importance of communication between agencies and the persons with disabilities they serve. Today’s Veteran with a mental disability, along with many other non-military personnel, need to learn how to communicate their needs when dealing with challenges such as PTSD. Hear Chip Stoecker, Veteran, and Manager of the Ability Center in Phoenix share suggestions on ways to improve our communication skills. Veterans join our VET2VET™ segment for news updates and commentary at the end of the show.

  • 00:30

    Developmental Disabilities

    in Health

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

  • 00:36

    Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma

    in Psychology

    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.

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