Disability Talks: Don't Dis My Ability

Disability Talks: Don't Dis My Ability

Real conversations. No-nonsense talk from everyday people with disabilities living their most independent lives everyday lives. Tune in for the latest news surrounding disability, accessibility, and independence, where conversations aren't dissed and stories that need to be told aren't missed. Subscribe to this podcast to stay in the know. Disability Talks: Don't Dis my Ability is hosted by Ed Granger. Abilities in Motion is a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live independent, self-determined lives.

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January 13, 2023 27 min

The conclusion of our two-part Mike Schultz series! Mike is a 2x Paralympic Medalist in Snowboard who also created his own brand of prosthetic sporting equipment called BioDapt. Competitors on the biggest world stages use Mike's BioDapt equipment to perform at the highest levels. Listen to the final episode of Mike's conversation with us!

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Mike Schultz is a 2x Paralympic Medalist in Snowboard who also created his own brand of prosthetic sporting equipment called BioDapt. Competitors on the biggest world stages use Mike's BioDapt equipment to perform at the highest levels. Learn more about Mike's story in the first of a two-part podcast series!

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Rodger Krause is a handcycle triathlete who has competed in the toughest Ironman challenges in North America. 18 years after becoming partially paralyzed, he trained himself with a handcycle in order to continue participating in his passion: triathlons.

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Tyler Carter is a 3x Team USA Paralympian who competed in Alpine Skiing. Tyler is a Berks County native, growing up in Reading, PA! After competing in three different Paralympics, we are thrilled to hear Tyler's perspective on disability and accessibility--not only in competitive sports--but in all activities across the globe. 

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On this episode of Disability Talks, we pass the mic to our Executive Director, Stephanie Quigley, as she talks with Jake & Genine Bashore from Cookie Break with Jake about autism, awareness, pride for neurodiversity, conservatorships and MORE!

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Abilities in Motion welcomes Catherine Reynolds from Mental Health America. On this episode, Catherine discusses the importance of mental health and its increasing prevalence over time. Additionally, MHA offers free Mental Health Screenings on the MHA website where you can dive into your own mental health. 

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Abilities in Motion welcomes Rachel Lippoff from the 'A Kid Again' organization. On this episode, Rachel discusses how she gives children and parents relief from the everyday stress and anxieties of living with an illness. She creates "adventures" to fun and engaging locations where families can escape and rediscover who they are.

Slip away from reality in our brand new episode of 'Disability Talks.'

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Katherine Klimitas is an artist, public speaker, blog writer, designer, painter, author, YouTuber, advocate, and more. Nothing has stopped her from achieving these incredible accolades--not even osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare disease that severely increases the fragility of one's bones.

Listen as Katherine talks about her life with this disease and how her creative capacities blossomed into a professional career with no signs ...

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January 14, 2022 57 min


Happy New Year listeners!  This year we wanted to start the year off with some high-tech equipment. I  sat down with Natalie  Rotschi, Communications & PR Manager to find out about the Scewo Bro from Switzerland. This high-tech electric chair, ensures users will feel confident on all terrains and even a flight of stairs.




Website:  https://www.scewo.com/en/
LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/all/?keywords=scew...

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In part 2 of my interview with Doug Goist, we talk about the mission of National Industries  for the Blind and how the pandemic has shifted employer's mindset of disabled persons working from home.  As Doug and his team work with candidates and employers, he crushes the common stigmas that are not valid and shows how even eyeglasses are assistive technology.

Tune in and enjoy!

Website:  https://nsite.org/
LinkedIn:  https://www.l...

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Doug Goist wasn't born blind, however during his high school days, while playing sports he started to see it fading away. Listen in as I sit down with Doug and talk about his journey through O& M training and how he uses his disability to create employment ability for thousands every year.  With his years of experience and work with the National Industries for the Blind and NSITE, Doug and his team are changing the views fo...

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Tiffany always knew she was different but is always full of joy despite her physical challenges.  When she became a teenager, she discovered just how unique she truly was. Through testing, she, her brother, and mother discovered they all had Progeria, a rapid aging disability. At 43, Tiffany is relatively healthy and definitely happy! It was a joy and honor to sit and talk with this "unicorn" who has a 1:50 million life!  T...

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Shelly sits down with Project Manager, Jenny Angell to discuss the two year long project that the Pa Museums and Historical Sites have undertaken to identify what changes they can make to create accessible excellence throughout the state. If your organization could use a fresh look, contact Jenny to obtain a packet.

 Pa Museums website: https://pamuseums.org/accessibility-excellence/

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This week, Disability Talks sits down with the authors of Allies & Obstacles to discuss the importance of advocacy and collaboration for persons with disabilities. This  process should begin from an early age to ensure independent success and a wide variety of supports that are long term. Listen in to find out how to bridge gaps and build success.

Richard Scotch- richard.scotch@utdallas.edu
Allison Carey - ACCare@ship.edu
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Co-founder of Billy Footwear, Billy Price, joins us for a special episode to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month and independent entrepreneurship.  Join us to discover how Billy and his partner, Darin Donaldson, created this stylish and universal adaptive shoe design sold worldwide!

To find out more about our guest, visit these links:
Website: https://billyfootwear.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/billyfo...

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There are 200 types of Dwarfism in the world, Sofiya, Nic and their spouses ironically all have different forms and share with us their challenges as new parents and their extensive body of work in and out of the theater.  Listen in to hear more for Dwarfism Awareness Month.

To find out more about our guest, visit these links:
Website: https://www.sofiyacheyenne.com/         https://www.nicnovicki.com/
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Are you a person with a disability, mobility challenges, use a stroller, or walker? Than listen in to find out this accessibility project is looking at accessibility across five countries to improve our lives in public spaces.  Dr. Orchard, Dr. Eskyte, and Professor Lawson are working on a pedestrian accessibility project across 5 countries and need your input.

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On this week's episode of DisaAbilityTalks, we sit down with Tokyo 2020 Para Powerlifter of Team USA, Jake Schrom!  He discusses his incredible journey to the 2020 Games, finding a proper work/life balance, and his future plans! Don't miss this exclusive insight from a Tokyo 2020 Paralympian. Only on DisAbility Talks.

To find out more about our guest, visit these links:
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Robert J. Reinhart, PE, Vice President of Biller Reinhart Engineering Group and Sara Bentley, National Walk Manager for the Lupus Foundation, sit down with our host, Shelly Houser, on a new episode of DisAbility Talks!


Learn about Lupus and social stigmas associated with the disease with these amazing guests.

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Websites: https://www.lupus.org/
Twitter - @LupusOrg
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August 26, 2021 18 min

Prepare to be inspired.

Jessica Cox, the first armless pilot, has flown onto our latest episode of DisAbility Talks! She breaks down her journey to the cockpit and her desire to become the first armless pilot. This is a story you won't want to miss. Take to the skies with our host, Shelly Houser, and Jessica Cox on this brand-new episode!

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