68 Words

68 Words

People, places, and spaces doing disability differently sharing first-hand experience in our monthly podcast. Inspired by the 68 words that sparked the disability rights movement – tune in to hear where it started and what’s next.

Episodes

November 2, 2023 13 mins

The only inspiration we're hoping for out of this episode, is for you heading to the polls! This is a quick visit with Brett Harbage from the Sec. Of State Office to discuss how Ohio elections are accessible as possible!

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Hugo isn't just a dog; he's a life-changer. He helps students, teachers, and adults at Chase STEM Academy in Toledo, making a significant impact on their lives.

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Julie Isola, along with Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity's Construction Director Mark Achinger, are our guests on this episode. Julie was able to be a part of the Women Build program with MVH4H, which is exactly what it sounds like. Upwards of 250 women over the course of some weeks building Julie a home that will be completely accessible for her needs with an incredibly rare disease. 

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Alexis Eggenberger, Director of Navigation Services with Avenues for Autism is our latest guest and just in time for back to school. Alexis is here to talk social stories. An act that can be extremely helpful getting kids with Autism set to get back to class, or for their very first time.

Before that Alexis was SO kind, patient and endlessly informative as I threw question after question at her about where we are now with perspecti...

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June 27, 2023 29 mins

It's not just about sailing; it's about inclusivity, and the club that welcomes everyone. Learn about the inaugural sailing experience at the North Cape Yacht Club (La Salle Township, Michigan)

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Silent toddler finds his voice and all thanks to Stella (skilled companion dog) from The Ability Center.

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Explore the profound impact of a school facility dog like Storm from The Ability Center, changing lives for students and teachers.

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Uncover the incredible story of Elise, Ottawa Hills graduate -philanthropic powerhouse, awarded for her impactful efforts aiding young refugees. Discover the unexpected success of her GoFundMe campaign.

 

 

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Explore the highlights and behind-the-scenes of the 9th Annual CommUNITY Film Fest, a live event that took place at the Maumee Indoor on August 20th, featuring insights from the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

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Meet Ryan, the charismatic meteorologist from WTOL 11 with a sunny disposition, and discover his inspiring off-work project, Wood County Plays, driven by Grant's inspiration, changing lives across Northwest Ohio.

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Tacking the Direct Care Crisis - discussing the challenges and solutions for ensuring professional in-home care and fair compensation for individuals with disabilities.

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Insights into STABLE accounts and securing your financial future in this episode, featuring Ohio Treasurer of State, Robert Sprague.

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Launch of TARTA Next and the exciting changes in the TARTA Flex program.

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February 21, 2023 36 mins

From stressed students to overwhelmed teachers, everyone at Fallen Timbers Middle School leaves an encounter with Astro in a better mood.

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Meet a seasoned member of The Ability Center team as she imparts invaluable self-advocacy principles. Angie's wisdom is universally relevant, making this a must-listen for all.

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Meet Katie, a multi-talented author, pageant queen, philanthropist powerhouse who thrives despite chronic pain.

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January 3, 2023 35 mins

Cracking the code on staffing success by hiring people with disabilities. Culvers of Findlay - where 'Welcome to Delicious' means more than just burgers.

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Join Larry Stephens, an NFL hopeful born with a hearing disability, in Episode 11. Discover the world of cochlear implants and be inspired by his resilience and positivity.

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Kadee Anstadt, Superintendent of Washington Local Schools explores her visionary approach to education, which includes initiatives aligned with Toledo's quest to become the nation's most accessible community.

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Meet Chief Allison Armstrong, a dedicated Walleye fan and fire chief facing the challenges of her position and motherhood. Discover her journey as a wife and mom to Nicholas, who battles the rare Cat Eye Syndrome. This conversation explores her remarkable balancing act between career and caring for her son's needs.

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