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December 2011: CANCER is probably the scariest word in the English language. Paul Speaks with Kim Christianson, a bright young woman who graduated from high school at age 19 after her ordeal with chemotherapy, radiation, and a successful bone marrow transplant. Special thanks to Leslie Slape, reporter for Longview Daily News. ###Gregg and John: Thanks guys!
November 2011: Portland Parks & Recreation offers programs designed for people with disabilities through their Adaptive And Inclusive Recreation (AIR) program. Debbie Timmins tells us what is available through the Portland Parks & Recreation program.
October 2011: Paul speaks with Amanda Millholland about the work of Port City Development Welcome. Since 1978, Port City Development Center (Port City) has been providing employment, job training and support services for people with developmental disabilities in the Portland metro community. Our production, art and farming, job development, community volunteers, fabric arts, silk-screening, woodworking, custodial and other programs provide meaningful work, skills building and community integrations opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Our neighboring and regional community is a vital part of our programs, work and play. We invite you to get involved with Port City as a volunteer, business sponsor or by coming to our fun community events. www.portcitydevelopment.org
August 2011: Unlimited Visibility is a history of The Washington State School For the Blind, tracking the school’s 125 year history and an overview of the evolution of education of blind children in Washington State. Paul speaks with author, Dan Tolva. The book is available in large print and Braille from: Washington State School for the Blind 2214 E. 13th Street ▪ Vancouver WA USA 98663. Telephone 360-696-6321. An audio version may be obtained by contacting the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library.
WRITE: Washington Talking Book & Braille
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Seattle, WA 98121-2783
July 2011: The July Sounds of Awareness features an interview with Gala Miller of Columbia Springs. We are talking about programs that are available to the public that are inclusive of people with a disability. http://www.columbiasprings.org/programs.html
May 2011: ALBERT J. BERNSTEIN, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist, author of How To Deal With Emotionally Explosive People, Dinosaur Brains, Emotional Vampires, Neanderthals at Work, and Sacred Bull, specialist in solving psychological problems at work and at home, Speaker, Business Consultant, Executive Coach, and purveyor of advice about people problems and job stress. In this interview with Paul Van Dyck Dr. Bernstein gives practical advice to job seekers with disabilities. www.albernstein.com
Feb 2011: Dale Campbell of Blind Mice Mart boasts of his successes after losing his eyesight, feeling dissatisfaction with customer service at a local mall, and starting his own on-line shopping service. He complains of those who are not in “the upper echelons of blind people” and their inability to measure up to his standard of success.
January 2011: Lani Deauville is, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest surviving quadriplegic. A diving accident 52 years ago left her with a broken neck. She tells of her professional life, as well as her duties as a wife and mother.