Freewheelin with Carden

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October 25, 2020 01:13:18
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Autism and Neurodiversity with Becca Lory Hector

Autism and Neurodiversity with Becca Lory Hector Transcript https://rb.gy/st4bar Who is Becca Lory Hector?  BECCA LORY HECTOR was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and has since become a dynamic autism advocate, consultant, speaker, and author. With a focus on living an active, positive life, her work includes autism & neurodiversity consulting; public speaking engagements; a monthly newsletter, “Monthly Musings”; a weekly YouTube news show, “Neurodiversity Newsstand,”; and being an Assistant Editor/Feature Writer for Spectrum Women Magazine.  Becca has published multiple articles and books about life on the autism spectrum with the goal of spreading acceptance, building understanding, and encouraging self-advocacy. She spent four years supporting the autism community in the non-profit sector in her work for grass-roots organizations that provide resources and services directly to individuals on the autism spectrum. Becca left non-profit to pursue dual certifications as a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and Cognitive Specialist (BCCS), and to open her autism and neurodiversity consulting business. An animal lover with a special affinity for cats, Becca spends most of her free time with her many animals, her husband Antonio Hector, and their Emotional Support Animal (ESA), Sir Walter Underfoot. Sir Walter Underfoot travels, does woofing engagements, and has his very own Instagram to help share with the world his life as an ESA to an autistic adult. In this episode Becca and Carden talk about: Becca's story as an autistic person Growing up and feeling isolated, bullied, misunderstood The lack of resources adult autistics Becca's career and bouncing around from job to job and being bullied in the workplace Workplace accommodations Shifting into consulting The autistic brain, patterns, sensitivities Spoon theory Meltdown vs shutdown vs burnout Resources: Connect with Becca Website: https://beccalory.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeccaLoryCAS/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beccalorycas/Twitter: https://twitter.com/beccalorycasInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccaloryhector/Sir Walter Underfoot's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sirwalterunderfoot/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BeccaLoryHector ...

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October 18, 2020 00:52:42
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Stutter Awareness with Justin Lacap

Stutter Awareness with Justin Lacap Transcript https://rb.gy/b4lrp3 Who is Justin Lacap? Justin Lacap is a Filipino-American creative and event professional with a stutter - born, raised and living in Hayward, California. He is a family guy, flower enthusiast, music lover and avid traveler. Currently, he works at Salesforce an as event supervisor on the Real Estate and Workplace Services team and an active leader in Abilityforce, an employee resource group that believes in creating an environment where everyone feels seen, heard, valued and empowered to succeed, regardless of ability. His life purpose is to use his creativity and generosity to produce experiences that promote happiness and positivity. In this episode Justin and Carden talk about: Stutter awareness day on October 22, 2020 Growing up and being bullied for his stutter Accepting the stutter His disability coming out story Creating awareness events to showcase invisible disabilities Resources: Connect with Justin https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinlacap/ Follow Carden on Instagram @freewheelinwithcardenFind Carden everywhere Special thanks to my producer Jonathan Raz on Fiverr Use referral code 'Carden' when downloading iAccessLife mobile app. ...

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October 11, 2020 00:46:47
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Access Trax foldable pathway with Co-Founder and CEO Kelly Twichel, OTR/L

Access Trax foldable pathway with Co-founder and CEO Kelly Twichel, OTR/L Transcript https://rb.gy/nlz73m What is Access Trax? Access Trax (formerly known as Beach Trax) is a durable, lightweight, foldable and portable wheelchair mat system for access over uneven terrain like sand, gravel, mud, and grass. It was invented by occupational therapists and inspired by adaptive surfers in California! Each Access Trax mat is wide enough for a full 360 degree turn using most mobility devices including power chairs. Plus, they are durable and will last for many years to come. Stake the mats down for a long term solution such as ADA compliant community beach or park access. Trusted by over 30 nonprofits around the world and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Each Access Trax panel comes with 1 – Grey panel 36 x 36 x 1/8 inch length/width/thickness (91.4 x 91.4 x 0.317 cm) and 3 – Hinges Who is Kelly Twichel? Kelly is an occupational therapist and passionate accessibility advocate born and raised in San Diego. As an OT student in 2016, Kelly co-invented a portable pathway that empowers people with physical disabilities to easily access the outdoors. In 2018, Kelly launched Access Trax, a social impact start up that has since served customers across 10 countries. Some of her favorite accomplishments include volunteering at the first Costa Rica Adaptive Surf Open, being accepted into a San Diego business accelerator, winning the 2020 FedEx Small Business Grant grand prize, and getting engaged to her fiancé Jeff. Kelly enjoys sharing her experiences with future entrepreneurs and encouraging the next generation of problem solvers. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading sci-fi, and spending time outdoors. In this episode Kelly and Carden talk about: The idea ...

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October 04, 2020 00:33:52
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Bipolar and Self Care with Leigh Joy

Bipolar and Self Care with Leigh Joy led by host Carden Wyckoff Transcript https://rb.gy/grt7le Who is Leigh Joy? Leigh Joy  is an inspirational speaker, self-care consultant queen and wonder woman mother who helps individuals and organisations turn uncertainty into certainty, self-sabotage into self-care and adversity into triumph. Her signature keynote, You’ve Gotta Nourish To Flourish was born out of her own challenges  as an alcoholic, drug addict and living with Bipolar. Today, she is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict and is 13 years sober and clean. Her ‘phoenix rising out of the ashes’ story is inspiring, empowering and transformational and speaks to anyone who is facing their own personal crisis. In this episode Leigh Joy and Carden talk about: Leigh's story to understand why she is a self care coach today The 4 types of bipolar and the type Leigh has Mania, psychosis, depression and what it is like in each of those time periods How Leigh has been able to regulate her bipolar to prevent manic episodes Resources: Www.leighjoy.co.za Leigh Joy Inspires (Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin) The Self-Care diaries on YouTube Me 2.0 Real and Authentic podcast launching in October Follow Carden on Instagram @freewheelinwithcardenFind Carden everywhere https://www.freewheelinwithcarden.com/Special thanks to my producer Jonathan Raz on Fiverr Use referral code 'Carden' when downloading iAccessLife mobile app. ...

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September 27, 2020 00:57:25
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Disabled Veteran and Comedian CQ

Disabled Veteran and Comedian CQ led by host Carden Wyckoff Transcript https://rb.gy/q4htjd Who is CQ? Born and raised in NYC, CQ joined the army right out of high school as an airborne infantry. CQ was deployed to Iraq in 2003 and then to Afghanistan in 2005. That’s where he was critically wounded and shot 5 times. CQ spent the next two year recovering in the hospital and underwent over 40+ surgeries and even died twice. CQ is medically retired in 2007. Since then he's been battling through the physical and mental wounds of war. He started doing standup comedy in 2017 and in 2020 launched my pop culture talk show/podcast “Pop Culture Warrior”.  In this episode CQ and Carden talk about: CQ's time in Iraq and Afghanistan and now being medically retired The journey he's faced as a disabled veteran entering "normal life" What it means to be 'medically retired' and how he is classified Organizations that provide support and services for disabled veterans  Resources: https://Facebook.com/[email protected]_CQ on TwitterOr just search WTF Nation Radio on Mixer or YouTube. Follow Carden on Instagram @freewheelinwithcardenFind Carden everywhere https://www.freewheelinwithcarden.com/Special thanks to my producer Jonathan Raz on Fiverr Use referral code 'Carden' when downloading iAccessLife mobile app. ...

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September 20, 2020 00:36:05
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ENABLE Special Needs and Disability Planning with Phil Clark

ENABLE Special Needs and Disability Planning with Phil Clark led by host Carden Wyckoff Transcript https://rb.gy/y1m9uh Who is Phil Clark? Phillip Clark is the Founder of ENABLE Special Needs Planning, which serves families in all 50 states. His younger sister, Sarah, has Down syndrome and is the inspiration for his team’s approach to planning for abundant opportunities today and in the future. Phillip co-created the ENABLE 5-Step Planning System that allows families to easily create a plan for their loved one. The system includes an online, interactive planning portal that guides families as they create custom plans – from the ease and comfort of home. Phillip is frequently invited to speak at conferences and organizations across the country where he shares his belief that: Everyone has the ability to be impactful! Resources: https://enablesnp.com/ @enablesnp (FB,Twitter,Instagram,TikTok)Follow Carden on Instagram @freewheelinwithcardenFind Carden everywhere https://www.freewheelinwithcarden.com/Special thanks to my producer Jonathan Raz on Fiverr Use referral code 'Carden' when downloading iAccessLife mobile app. ...

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