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April 11, 2021 00:37:30
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A Lion Ate My Legs with 6x Paralympian Krige Schabort

A Lion Ate My Legs with Paralympian Krige Schabort hosted by Carden Wyckoff Transcript https://rb.gy/vwttls Who is Krige Schabort? Krige was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. He was an all-round sportsman excelling in athletics, rugby, squash and surfing. In 1987 Krige lost both his legs during a military skirmish in Angola. He's a 6 time paalympian. Soon after Krige lost his legs he found his passion in wheelchair racing and transformed tragedy into victory. His first professional tour was in 1991, traveling for six months in Europe to race. In 1997 Krige and his wife relocated to the USA where Caron (Krige’s wife) works as an occupational therapist. Krige raced professionally for 27 years and is now developing his new company, Able Sport. Paralympic Experience2012 Paralympic Games - 10th (marathon)2000 Paralympic Games - silver medal (marathon)1992 Paralympic Games - bronze medal (marathon) Career Highlights2014 ITU Paratriathlon World ChampionTwo-time ITU Paratriathlon World Championships silver medalist (2016, 2015)2013 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships bronze medalist2015 ESPY Award winner, Best Male Athlete with a Disability2013 USA Paratriathlon National Champion2012 USA Triathlon All-AmericanBroke the IRONMAN World Championship world record in 2011 2002 IPC World Track Championships, silver medal (marathon)1998 IPC World Track Championships, gold medal (10000m) Resources https://able-sport.com/about/ Follow Carden on Instagram @freewheelinwithcardenFind Carden everywhere Special thanks to my producer Jonathan Raz on Fiverr.com Use referral code 'Carden' when downloading iAccessLife mobile app.     ...

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March 28, 2021 00:56:51
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Think Inclusive Education with Tim Villegas

Think Inclusive Education with Tim Villegas hosted by Carden Wyckoff Transcript https://rb.gy/ddanbw Who is Tim Villegas? Throughout his sixteen-year career as a special education teacher, Tim advocated for the inclusion of students with significant disabilities in general education classrooms and systems change in schools and districts. Tim spent thirteen years as a classroom teacher and three years as a district-level program specialist supporting students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), emotional and behavioral needs, and intellectual disabilities. He joined MCIE in 2020 as the Director of Communications to advance the vision that neighborhood schools be the foundation of inclusive communities. He is also the Founder of Think Inclusive, now MCIE’s official blog, that serves to build a bridge between families, educators, and people with disabilities to advocate for inclusive education by publishing news, opinion, and educational articles. Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Azusa Pacific University, and later a teaching credential for moderate to severe disabilities from California State University Fullerton. Tim’s ultimate goal is for people to learn, live, and play in an inclusive community.  Resources https://www.thinkinclusive.us/author/tim/ Follow Carden on Instagram @freewheelinwithcardenFind Carden everywhere Special thanks to my producer Jonathan Raz on Fiverr.com Use referral code 'Carden' when downloading iAccessLife mobile app.     ...

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March 21, 2021 00:59:36
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Inclusive Playgrounds with Art Aston

Inclusive Playgrounds with Art Aston hosted by Carden Wyckoff Transcript https://rb.gy/pt7aat Who is Art Aston? Arthur Aston is a son, brother, uncle and friend. Arthur is the founder and primary consultant of Our View. He was born in November of 1981 with a birth defect called Spina Bifida. This diagnosis would present many challenges for Arthur; impairment to his mobility being the most significant challenge. As a result of his Spina Bifida diagnosis, Arthur uses leg braces and crutches to walk. He also uses a wheelchair at times. Although at birth, Arthur was not given the best projected outcome, now as an adult, Arthur is a living testament to know what it means to have life and to truly live. Arthur has a passion for learning. He holds and Bachelors degree in Psychology from Stockton University and a Master’s degree in Psychological Counseling from Monmouth University. Since October 2013, Arthur has served as Executive Director of Build Jake’s Place a New Jersey Nonprofit organization that creates accessible play experiences for individuals of all abilities (www.buildjakesplace.org). He also serves as General Manager of the Camden County New Jersey Miracle League, a baseball league for children and adults who have disabilities (www.ccnjml.org).  Arthur currently resides in Collingswood, New Jersey. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing poetry, reading, attending concerts, Broadway shows, and traveling. Resources Facebook: @Ourview4life Instagram: @ourview4life Twitter: @ourview4life  Follow Carden on Instagram @freewheelinwithcardenFind Carden everywhere Special thanks to my producer Jonathan Raz on Fiverr.com Use referral code 'Carden' when downloading iAccessLife mobile app.     ...

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March 15, 2021 00:50:18
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Starting a Student Disability Club with John Scurto

Starting a Student Disability Club with John Scurto hosted by Carden Wyckoff Transcript https://rb.gy/pt7aat Who is John Scurto? John Scurto, 23, is from Boca Raton, FL and has a form of muscular dystrophy called spinal muscular atrophy. He is currently an MBA student at the University of Florida. He also serves as a Board of Directors Member for a nonprofit organization called Laughing At My Nightmare, which provides equipment to individuals living with muscular dystrophy. Resources Instagram: @john_scurto  Follow Carden on Instagram @freewheelinwithcardenFind Carden everywhere Special thanks to my producer Jonathan Raz on Fiverr.com Use referral code 'Carden' when downloading iAccessLife mobile app.     ...

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March 07, 2021 00:51:46
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Intergenerational Disability Advocacy with Judy Heumann

Intergenerational Disability Advocacy with Judy Heumann hosted by Carden Wyckoff Transcript https://rb.gy/o4jc6o Who is Judy Heumann? Judith (Judy) Heumann contracted polio in 1949 in Brooklyn, NY and began to experience discrimination at five years old when she was denied the right to attend school because she was a "fire hazard." Her parents played a strong role in fighting for her rights as a child. Heumann determined that she, working in collaboration with other disabled people, had to play an increasing advocacy role as she and others experienced continuous discrimination because of their disabilities. She is now an internationally recognized leader in the disability rights community and a lifelong civil rights advocate. As a Senior Fellow at the Ford Foundation, she is currently working to help advance the inclusion of disability in the Foundation’s work and is leading a project to advance the inclusion of disabled people in the media.   President Obama appointed Heumann as the first Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the US Department of State, where she served from 2010-2017. Prior to this position, she served as the Director for the Department on Disability Services for the District of Columbia, where she was responsible for the Developmental Disability Administration and the Rehabilitation Services Administration. From June 2002- 2006, Heumann served as the World Bank's first Adviser on Disability and Development. In this position, she led the World Bank's disability work to expand the Bank’s knowledge and capability to work with governments and civil society on including disability in the global conversation. From 1993 to 2001, Heumann served in the Clinton Administration as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the Department of Education. She was also responsible for ...

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February 28, 2021 00:40:08
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WAV Conversion with Cara Elizabeth Yar Khan

Wheelchair Accessible Van Conversion with Cara Elizabeth Yar Khan hosted by Carden Wyckoff Transcript https://rb.gy/pcolzy Who is Cara Yar Khan? Cara Elizabeth Yar Khan is an entrepreneurial humanitarian and disability advocate who has had an invigorating career, spanning ten countries, so far. In 2001, Cara embarked on her international travels to work in Ecuador with the United Nations World Food Programme where she served for two years as a Fundraising and Communications Officer. Her many years with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) started in Private Sector Partnerships. When she also took on the role of disability focal point during the Earthquake Emergency Recovery Operation in Haiti it launched a successful public speaking career. Cara has a masters degree from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies which she pursued in Italy. She is gifted in languages, fluent in Spanish, conversational in basic Mandarin Chinese and has working knowledge of French and Portuguese. At the age of 30, Cara was diagnosed with a rare muscle wasting disease, called HIBM that leads to quadriplegia. Since then she has used her platform to break glass ceilings. As part of her advocacy work, she is also producing a documentary film with the legendary Sam Pollard and is writing her first memoir with Carol Mann Agency. Today Cara lives in Smyrna, GA with her husband, U.S. Army SSG. (Ret.) John Masters and Southern cat, Bubba and kitten Moon. Resources https://www.carayarkhan.com/ https://www.hibmthefilm.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/cara-e-yar-khan/ https://www.facebook.com/cara.e.yarkhan/ https://www.instagram.com/cara_yarkhan/ Follow Carden on Instagram @freewheelinwithcardenFind Carden everywhere Special thanks to my producer Jonathan Raz on Fiverr.com Use referral code 'Carden' when downloading iAccessLife mobile app.     ...

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