Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

  • 01:01

    Cognitive Disabilities in the Workplace - Madelaine Sayko

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with disability advocate, Madelaine Sayko. We'll discuss cognitive, neurological, and psychological disabilities in the workplace, implementing comprehensive return-to-work programs, and how to foster better collaboration among organizations that provide services to individuals with brain injury.

    Madelaine is President of  Cognitive Compass, where her work is directed towards improving employment outcomes for challenged individuals in both the veteran and civilian community. She sits on the board of The Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania (ABIN-Pa) and is the Community Education Coordinator for Delaware County, PA. Madelaine authored a significant portion of the ABIN-Pa peer-to-peer training manual: Building a New Life After Brain Injury, and is a contributor to the brain injury guidebook: You Look Great, by John C. Byler. She has also written a caregivers guide that was used in brain injury training for social workers, and served on the Governor’s Brain Injury Recovery Task Force as Chair for Cross Collaboration of Services, and as a representative on the Stakeholders Committee.

    **Here is the link to PA ODP Futures Planning Forums mentioned on today's show. 

    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you every Friday at 12:00 pm EST/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.

    Thanks for listening!


  • 01:00

    Vision of the Future with Fred Lokuta

    in Culture

    Join The Arc of Luzerne County live to talk with Fred Lokuta, Deputy Secretary, PA Department of Public Welfare, Office of Developmental Programs. He has served the Commonwealth for over 28 years in DPW’s Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and started his career as a Direct Support Worker. We'll discuss the evolution of opportunities for individuals with I/DD during the past three decades, Fred's goals and aspirations at the beginning of his career and how they compare with the reality of today. We'll also talk about possible next steps in achieving greater independence for residents of the Commonwealth with I/DD. 

  • 00:37

    Duffy On Divide and Conquer; Why Ohio’s Political Parties Ar

    in Current Events

    Host Brian Duffy will discuss why Ohio’s political parties are killing our state and why they are actually working toward the same end, keeping us divided and increasing federal government influence in our lives.