Host Walter Noons interviews Skadden Fellow and DLC Attorney Colleen Shea to discuss “zero tolerance” in schools, the “school to prison pipeline” and how this negatively impacts students with special needs.
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November 14th, 2016
Host, Walter Noons is joined by Desi Forte, Youth Services Manager at Easter Seals of Massachusetts. They discuss her role as overseer of Youth Services Programs for young people with disabilities ages 16 to 21 and the opportunities that they are provided to develop leadership and advocacy skills.
June 8th, 2016
Host Walter Noons welcomes DLC Attorney and Pike Fellow Caitlyn Byers. They discuss housing laws in Massachusetts and the rights of tenants with disabilities. Topics covered include eviction and reasonable accommodation.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
April 13th, 2016
Host Christine Griffin interviews Sue Rorke, Information Specialist at the MetroWest Center for Independent Living. They discuss the importance of voting for persons with disabilities, and the REV UP Campaign. http://revupma.org/wp/<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
February 16th, 2016
Guests Jonathan O’Dell and Stefanie Farrell from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing demonstrate various Assistive Technology devices designed to help individuals remain independent and safe in their homes.
December 9th, 2015
Jonathan O’Dell, Assistive Technology Manager and Training Specialist at the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing joins host, Attorney Walter Noons. They discuss services and technologies available for persons, living in the community, who are experiencing loss of hearing and how they can receive help from MCDHH.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
October 19th, 2015
Executive Director Christine Griffin and Litigation Director Stan Eichner discuss DLC’s annual priority setting process and our new fiscal year 2016 priorities. Our priorities are listed and explained on our web site at http://dlc-ma.org/Priorities/. An important part of the priority setting process is seeking input from a broad range of people in the disability community. Please leave your feedback and comments on our web site.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
June 9th, 2015
Host Walter Noons interviews Commissioner Kristen McCosh of the Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Commissioner McCosh discusses the role and purpose of the Commission, how individuals can participate on the Commission’s Advisory Board, Emergency Preparedness, The ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration on July 25th, ADA Compliance and the Grievance Process as well as upcoming events such as the Community File Series, “Disability Reframed.”<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
April 17th, 2015
After a Winter break, Host Walter Noons is joined by Florette Willis, Diversity Director for Outreach and Inclusion at the National Association for Individuals with Mental Illness (NAIMI), and Megan Wiechnik, who oversees the Compass health Line at NAIMI. Florette and Megan discuss the many programs and events at NAIMI that supports the needs of persons with lived experience and their families.
October 2nd, 2014
Host, Walter Noons, interviews Susan Fendell, Senior Attorney at Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, to discuss the sharing of electronic medical records and the affect that can have on persons living with psychiatric disabilities.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />