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The Independence Journal Radio Show

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THE SHOWS

Show 1: Working On Your Work Issues

How the Job Accommodation Network enhances the job opportunities of people with disabilities by providing information on job accommodation, self employment and small business opportunities.
 
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Show 2 : Boundless Playground’s, and Disabled and Alone

Segment one: Where do the more than 6 million children with disabilities play? In at least 80 communities in the U.S and Canada many of those children and their able-bodied pears have discovered Boundless Playgrounds, where every child can be the King or Queen of the hill.
 
Segment two:  Who will take care of an adult child with disabilities when the parents are no longer alive?  Where will that child live and who will advocate for the child’s needs throughout his or her lifetime? How can you prevent your child from becoming, disabled and alone?
 
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Show 3 : Personal Care Assistants

How do you find and keep personal care assistants. What do they do, how are they trained, and if you need them 24/7, how do you insure that they will always be there for you?
 
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Show 4 :Talking Books and Monkey Helpers

Segment one:  The Co-Host of The Independence Journal who is also the Administrator of the Long Island Talking Books Program, Valerie Lewis will tell us everything you need to know about Talking Books. So if you like to read and have a disability, you will have a lot of reading in your future.
 
Segment two:  And If you think that monkeys are just clever entertainers, you will soon discover what intelligent life savers they can be, when we learn more about, Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled.
 
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Show 5 : VSA Arts & Cued Speech

Segment one: What is the state of the arts for people with disabilities? Whether you are a painter, a writer, a performer or a musician will people with disabilities have the opportunity to follow their own muse?.
 
Segment two:  Forty years ago, a new sound based visual communications system using hand cues in combination with natural mouth movements of speech was invented. What is Cued Speech and how does it help people with hearing disabilities enhance their literacy?
 
 
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Show 6 : Exercise and Disability & Rural Independent Living

Segment one: How can people with disabilities lead longer, healthier lives through exercise? Whether you like team sports, or weight lifting, Ti Che or table tennis, there is always an exercise you can do. Because exercise is for everyone!
 
Segment two:  If you live in rural America , finding assistance to live more independently may not be as far away as it has been. Whether you live on a farm, a ranch, or in a small town, the gradual growth of independent living centers are starting to reach those hard to reach places.
 
 
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Show 7 : Planning for Disasters & The Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund

Segment one: How can people with disabilities handle natural and man made disasters? How do they develop a plan of action to survive hurricanes, blizzards and floods? And how can they be assured that they will never be left behind?
 
Segment two: Since 1979 The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund has been dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of people with disabilities. How far has the disability rights movement gone and where does it stand now?
 
 
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Show 8 : Picking out Holiday Toys for Kids and Summer Camps

Segment one: We will be talking about picking out toys for kids and The National Lekotek Center is one of the national expects for helping parents find great toys for children with disabilities.
 
Segment two: We will help parents find the perfect summer camp for their children. According to our expert Gary Shulman , there are hundreds of camps to choose from, but then spring arrives these camps may be filled...
 
 
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ABOUT THE PRODUCERS

Avery Klauber

For the past 13 years, Avery Klauber has been the executive director of Disability Resources, which he also co-founded. The organization’s goal is to provide people with disabilities information resources that enable them to lead more independent lives.  Mr. Klauber has directed the public information departments of a number of nonprofit organizations that provide information about complex health, safety, environmental, and social concerns, both to professionals and to the general public. He has produced numerous press releases, brochures, newsletters, videotapes, and other informational materials. His Emmy-nominated production, Zebra Mussels, which he wrote and co-produced with PBS, was broadcast on public television stations nationwide. Mr. Klauber was the production manager and public relations director for an independent film company in New York City .  There he produced a feature comedy as well as numerous television commercials, including one that went on to become a Cleo Award finalist. 

Valerie Lewis

Valerie Lewis is the Administrator of Outreach Services for the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, serving as the consultant on disability and outreach issues for 56 public libraries. Ms. Lewis is the Director of the Long Island Talking Book Library, a sub regional library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of the Library of Congress. She is a member of various committees that support the rights of people with disabilities, including Disability Resources, Inc. She presents programs on the topic of disability awareness to public library administration, staff, trustees and library school students and other venues.. Ms. Lewis is currently working with disability specialists and organizations to create educational programs for future healthcare providers that will focus on providing accessible medical literature, services and facilities.     

 

 


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