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July 26, 2020 00:47:03
Independent Grounds Cafe: Intellectual and Developmental Disability Hiring with Lorna Heid

Independent Grounds Cafe: Intellectual and Developmental Disability Hiring with Lorna Heid

Independent Grounds Cafe: Intellectual and Developmental Disability Hiring with Lorna Heid led by host Carden Wyckoff Transcript: https://rb.gy/dsmaer What is Independent Grounds Cafe? Independent Grounds Cafe is an inclusive coffee shop based in the Metro Atlanta area founded in 2018 that is employed by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities More than 75% of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are unemployed and many find themselves unable to fully showcase their abilities owner, Lorna Heid, wanting to break this hurdle and solve the need when her own daughter, Emma, who suffered a traumatic brain injury after contracting meningitis at birth, that eventually faced obstacles where one was finding a job in adulthood Their mission is not only to enjoy a wonderful cup of coffee, but inspire you to think differently about the world of special needs while the doors are currently closed due to COVID You can buy coffee, beans, or merge and give on the virtual tip jar on their website, independentgroundscafe.com Resources: Follow Independent Grounds Cafe on Instagram and Facebook. Follow Carden on Instagram @cardenofmilk Find Carden everywhere  Special thanks to my producer Jonathan Raz on Fiverr Episode image is 9 squares of smiling employees wearing coffee shop aprons. In the middle text 'Coffee for a Cause'. ...

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July 20, 2020 00:50:30
Morgan's Wonderland the world's first Ultra-Accessible, family fun park located in San Antonio, Texas

Morgan's Wonderland the world's first Ultra-Accessible, family fun park located in San Antonio, Texas

Morgan's Wonderland the world's first Ultra-Accessible, family fun park located in San Antonio, Texas with speakers Brooke Kearney, Jessica Lizardo, and Danielle Henning led by host Carden Wyckoff Transcript: https://rb.gy/t2r5c1 What is Morgan's Wonderland? Morgan’s Wonderland offers 25 ultra-accessible™ attractions, sprawled across a 25-acre oasis of inclusion. From a wheelchair-accessible Ferris wheel to catch-and-release fishing, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy! in 2005 when Gordon Hartman observed his daughter Morgan wanting to play with other vacationing kids at a hotel swimming pool, but the kids were leery of Morgan and didn’t want to interact with her. Then and there, Gordon resolved to create opportunities and places where those with and without disabilities can come together not only for fun but also for a better understanding of one another. That led to the construction of Morgan’s Wonderland in Northeast San Antonio. Doors officially opened in 2010. Today Morgan’s wonderland has expanded into Inspiration island a water park, STRAPS an adaptive and para sports program, Morgan’s Wonderland Camp and more on the horizon. Their mission is to provide a safe, clean and beautiful environment free of physical and economic barriers that all individuals – regardless of age, special need or disability – can come to and enjoy.
 Visit https://www.morganswonderland.com/ for all of their services and programs Episode Highlights Background on Morgan's Wonderland and where it came from How accessibility and disability inclusion has been at the core since day 1. It's their driving force Overview of the amenities of the different parks and how guests with disabilities access the rides Overview of their STRAPs Sports program which is an adaptive sports initiative How they are being a leader in the accessibility space for theme parks Volunteer disability awareness training Overview of their Multi Assistance ...

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July 12, 2020 00:57:30
Caroline's Cart an adaptive shopping cart with founder and mother Drew Ann Long

Caroline's Cart an adaptive shopping cart with founder and mother Drew Ann Long

Caroline's Cart an adaptive shopping cart a conversation with founder and mother Drew Ann Long led by host Carden Wyckoff Transcript: https://rb.gy/pwqhrk What is Caroline's Cart? Caroline’s Cart provides caregivers a viable option to transport a special needs individual through a store while shopping, without the impossible task of having to maneuver a wheelchair and a traditional shopping cart at the same time. You may have seen one in Target, Wegmens, or Loews. It is named after Caroline, the special needs daughter of Drew Ann and David Long. Drew Ann Long saw the need for Caroline’s Cart after realizing her special needs daughter would outgrow a typical shopping cart. Caroline’s Cart has now become a reality. Retailers such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, shopping centers, and malls offering Caroline’s Cart will provide a valuable service to many families in our communities It is currently manufactured by Wanzl a Technibilt company in North Carolina, the largest shopping cart manufacture in the nation. Drew Ann’s hope is that one day all retailers will provide an equal opportunity shopping experience for parents and caregivers of special needs individuals by furnishing them the option of a Caroline’s Cart. All familes and their special needs individual deserve this shopping option. Go to carolinescart.com to find a map of stores that currently offer Caroline's cart and there are materials as well to help bring Caroline's Cart to your store. If you are a current store manager, we strongly recommend purchasing one to be a more inclusive store.  Episode Highlights: Background on Caroline's Cart and where the idea came from Overcoming the obstacles of finding a manufacturer and the financial burden of developing a product  The strategy behind having a conversation with managers about accessibility ...

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July 04, 2020 01:02:50
Empowering Newly Injured Wheelchair Users thru Videos with Richard Corbett

Empowering Newly Injured Wheelchair Users thru Videos with Richard Corbett

Richard Corbett, creator of Wheels2Walking makes entertaining and educational videos for newly injured individuals who now use wheelchairs. He shares his story having a spinal cord injury and how he was able to create a platform for positive change. Subscribe to his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/wheels2walking, check out his website https://www.wheels2walking.com/ and follow him on Instagram @wheels2walking. Transcript https://rb.gy/numug7 ...

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June 27, 2020 00:52:45
Self Love and Anorexia with Emily Dukes

Self Love and Anorexia with Emily Dukes

Emily Dukes shares her journey with anorexia, self image, and the journey she's taken to love her body and food again. You can follow her photography portfolio on Instagram @ekdukes. She is a brave little lion. Transcript: https://rb.gy/p2obim ...

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June 21, 2020 00:32:14
Crohn's Disease with Georgina from The Circle UK on Netflix

Crohn's Disease with Georgina from The Circle UK on Netflix

Georgina Elliott openly shares life living with Crohn's Disease and colitis. Listen into her story living with a stoma bag for several months. Her key take aways are to be patient and be as open and transparent with your job/ school to seek accommodations. You can find her on  Instagram @georginaaurelia, Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FwkAgwZHQ&feature=youtu.be or catch her on Season 2 of the Circle UK https://www.netflix.com/title/81044551 Transcript: https://rb.gy/3l3v2c  ...

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