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January 29, 2023 29 mins

Listen to today's episode, "Getting Kids' Wheels Turning about Disabilities with Shameka Andrews" as Disability Advocate and Consultant  and  kids' book author, Shameka Andrews joins Dori Durbin to share how her own observations, her life with Spina Bifida, and her passion to empower disabled individuals led to her creation  of her own kids picture book, "Butterfly on Wheels." In this episode,  hear Shameka share:

* Her desire to "able" disabled children and people
* Her life with Spina Bifida
* A sample of her kids' book
* How to handle questions about disabilities
* How Shameka uses her book
* The value of having a kids' book in her business
* 2 reasons experts should have their own kids' book

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More about Shameka Andrews:
Shameka Andrews is the community outreach coordinator for the Self Advocacy Association of NYS.  She also has extensive consulting experience with Disability Empowerment Consulting, where she provides disability workshops on self-care, self-advocacy and disability awareness.

In 2006 she won the title of Ms. Wheelchair NY and has been the coordinator of the program since 2013.  In 2017 she wrote her first children’s book:  Butterfly on Wheels.

Currently she serves on the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Developmental Disability Advisory Council for OPWDD, and the NYS Human Rights Disability Committee.

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More about Dori Durbin:
Dori Durbin is a Christian wife, mom, author, illustrator, and a kids’ book coach who after experiencing a life-changing illness, quickly switched gears to follow her dream. She creates kids’ books to provide a fun and safe passageway for kids and parents to dig deeper and experience empowered lives. Dori also coaches non-fiction authors and aspiring authors to “kid-size” their content into informational and engaging kids’ books!

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