Disability Connection - December 2017

December 12th, 2017

Host, Walter Noons interviews Interim Executive Director, Florette Willis and Advocate, Daniela Depina of the Multicultural Independent Living Center of Boston. They discuss the services MILCB provides to the community in the areas of Housing, Special Education, Health Care, Employment and Peer Support.   They also talk about the upcoming Holiday Toy Drive.

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Disability Connection - October 2017

October 16th, 2017

Host, Walter Noons, interviews DLC Senior Attorney Svetlana Uimenkova to discuss PABSS (Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security) program. Svetlana explains Work Incentives such as the Ticket to Work program which can help SSI and SSDI beneficiaries return to work while maintaining their benefits.

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Disability Connection - August 2017

August 15th, 2017

Host Walter Noons is joined by Disability Law Center's Senior Staff Attorney, Linda Landry to discuss ABLE savings plans (Achieving a Better Life Experience).  These plans can offer an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to save for disability-related expenses.

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Disability Connection - April 2017

April 24th, 2017

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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Disability Connection - October 2016

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.

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Disability Connection - June 2016

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" />

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Disability Connection - April 2016

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" />

 

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Disability Connection - February 2016

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.

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DisabilityConnection-December2015

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" />

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Disability Connection - October 2015

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" />

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    The Disability Law Center's cable television program, "Disability Connection" is an informative, one half hour live call-in program. We cover a wide variety of issues important to the Disability Community. The show airs live every other month on the Boston Neighborhood Network. Rebroadcasts are shown as a normal part of the station program rotation
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