Navigating Life as we Know It

52. Advocacy and Education for Independence

April 14, 2022 Steven Johnson Season 2 Episode 20
52. Advocacy and Education for Independence
Navigating Life as we Know It
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Navigating Life as we Know It
52. Advocacy and Education for Independence
Apr 14, 2022 Season 2 Episode 20
Steven Johnson

Affordable, accessible housing, transportation and internet availability are serious issues for people with disabilities in just about every state in the USA.  It is especially problematic in rural areas.  As if these challenges weren't enough, the crew of the Disability Resource Network in Huntsville Alabama opened for business during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.  For some, quarantine and social distancing would have been the straw that broke the poor camel's back.  For Davina Patterson, Katie Toro and Deshon Washington it was just another bump in the road to success.  This "new kid on the block" Center for Independent Living was strong out of the gate.  They leveraged technology in the best way they could and partnered with other local and regional non-profits to create awareness of the services they provide. And Davina, Katie and Deshon have exhibited a contagious enthusiasm and optimism...all IN SPITE of these challenges.  Or maybe we should say BECAUSE of the challenges they face!  We are proud to bring you their story!

If you'd like to know more about this episodes guests, please check out their website HERE! 

Support the Show.

Thank you for listening to our podcast and for your continued support!

We're taking a break to recharge and plan some exciting new things for the show. We'll be back with a fresh season featuring more in-depth explorations of disability issues, along with new segments and interviews.

If you'd like to learn more about NLAWKI please visit our facebook page and if you'd like to support our program more directly, stop by our Ko-Fi and make a contribution! But the most important way you can help our program is by sharing NLAWKI with someone you know!

Show Notes

Affordable, accessible housing, transportation and internet availability are serious issues for people with disabilities in just about every state in the USA.  It is especially problematic in rural areas.  As if these challenges weren't enough, the crew of the Disability Resource Network in Huntsville Alabama opened for business during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.  For some, quarantine and social distancing would have been the straw that broke the poor camel's back.  For Davina Patterson, Katie Toro and Deshon Washington it was just another bump in the road to success.  This "new kid on the block" Center for Independent Living was strong out of the gate.  They leveraged technology in the best way they could and partnered with other local and regional non-profits to create awareness of the services they provide. And Davina, Katie and Deshon have exhibited a contagious enthusiasm and optimism...all IN SPITE of these challenges.  Or maybe we should say BECAUSE of the challenges they face!  We are proud to bring you their story!

If you'd like to know more about this episodes guests, please check out their website HERE! 

Support the Show.

Thank you for listening to our podcast and for your continued support!

We're taking a break to recharge and plan some exciting new things for the show. We'll be back with a fresh season featuring more in-depth explorations of disability issues, along with new segments and interviews.

If you'd like to learn more about NLAWKI please visit our facebook page and if you'd like to support our program more directly, stop by our Ko-Fi and make a contribution! But the most important way you can help our program is by sharing NLAWKI with someone you know!