Disability Connection - October 2019

October 10th, 2019

Host, Walter Noons, discusses Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) with Enid Watson, FASD State Coordinator from the Institute for Heath and Recovery,  Elaine “Laine” Elias, a parent of an young adult with FASD, and her son, Sasha Paterson, a young adult with FASD.

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Disability Connection - August 2019

August 14th, 2019

DLC Attorney Hillary Dunn Stanisz discusses the importance of clients being served at Day Habilitation programs having access to the community as a way to achieve greater independence  with host, Walter Noons.

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Disability Connection - Summer 2019

July 22nd, 2019

Evan George, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at the MA Office on Disability joined DLC attorney Svetlana Uimenkova to talk about Emergency Preparedness as it applied to Persons with Disabilities or Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance.  Discussion centered around the available resources to overcome the most common barriers faced by persons with disabilities in emergency situations.  Evan described how to organize a “Go to Bag”  - an emergency preparedness tool that may be prepared by individuals and their families.  

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Disability Connection - April 2019

April 18th, 2019

Patrick Gleason and Nathanial Trull of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMASS Medical School discuss Emergency Preparedness for persons with disabilities with host, Walter Noons.

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Disability Connection - December 2018

December 12th, 2018

Maura K. Sullivan, Director of Government Affairs at the Arc of Massachusetts, joins Walter Noons to discuss House Bill H. 4026, also known as “Nicky’s Law”. The bill is currently before the Massachusetts House of Representatives and if signed into law would establish a registry of caretakers found to have substantiated claims of abuse against a person with an intellectual or developmental disability.

 

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Disability Connection - October 2018

October 16th, 2018

David Correia, Advocacy Director and Ashley Starr, Community Transition Coordinator of the MetroWest Center for Independent Living discuss barriers to employment for persons with disabilities.

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Disability Connection - August 2018

August 8th, 2018

Discussion of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission’s (DPPC) Sexual Assault Response Unit (SARU) with Attorney Susan Vickers, Director, and Peer Support Leaders, Patricia Quatieri, and, Leigh-Ann Barry.

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Disability Connection June 2018

June 22nd, 2018

DLC Staff Attorney Caitlin Parton talks about the challenges facing persons who are deaf or hard of hearing in accessing services from medical providers, in public accommodations and in housing.

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Disability Connection - April 2018

April 12th, 2018

Host, Walter Noons, is joined by DLC's new Executive Director, Marlene Sallo. Marlene talks about her background, what brought her to DLC, and her vision for the organization.

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Disability Connection - February 2018

February 14th, 2018

Host, Walter Noons interviews Jamie Sabino, Staff Attorney at Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and Co-Manager of the Civil Legal Aid to Victims of Crime (CLAVC) Initiative. They discuss how persons who have been victims of crime may receive free legal assistance in civil matters, such as eviction, divorce, etc., when the civil matter arises from the crime.

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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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