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Making Minds Handicap Accessible with Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach

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Join The Arc of Luzerne County for a conversation about 'making minds handicap accessible' with Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach, of the two-man show "Handicap This!

In 2001 Mike Berkson met Tim Wambach. Mike has cerebral palsy and virtually no movement of his arms and legs, thus limiting his control and independence. Tim was hired to be Mike’s one on one aide when Mike was 12. Through the years the relationship grew and their bond became stronger. In 2005, their story, ‘How We Roll’ was released. They understood that people were not aware of the experiences the physically handicapped community face. Then, they came up with a crazy idea... Tim would embark on a cross-country 31 day run to raise awareness about people living with a physical disability that would begin at Disney World and end at Glenbrook South High School where Mike was a junior. Tim’s motivation was to make more people aware of cerebral palsy, and it was a resounding success. 

As a result, they created the Keep On Keeping On Foundation, to help those living with severe physical disabilities. The publicity that they received helped spawn a speaking career for Mike and Tim to tell their story to a wide range of groups. Their speaking success ultimately gave the pair the opportunity to spread their message of tolerance and inclusion thru their live two-man show called “Handicap This!” which premiered in 2010.

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