This podcast is all about creating an open dialogue about how to engage with the idea of disabilities. Living what disabilities can be challenging, and it can be especially hard if you’re a parent, caretaker, or friend of a loved one living with disabilities. We want this podcast to encourage and empower YOU, the parent, guardian, or friend of a loved one living with disabilities to help them discover their potential.
Hosted by Cindy Bray, founder of Hope Services--Florida's premier vocational service provider for people living with disabilities.
6. Innovating During A Pandemic - w/ Guest James Sutherland
Cindy and Nicole talk with Community Consultant, James Sutherland, about discovering new ways to find solutions to the challenges of COVID-19. James Sutherland brings his unique perspective on what he is seeing taking place with individuals and organizations around him who have stepped up to bring a positive impact in their communities.
5. Helpful Resources for Those Living With Disabilities - w/ Guests Mike Fasano and Tim Couet
In this episode, we talk with guests Mike Fasano and Tim Couet from the Pasco County Tax Collector's office. As Cindy Bray talks with them, they offer some exciting insights into how Pasco County offers resources for those living with disabilities.
4. Is There Anybody Out There?
In this episode, Cindy Bray and Nicole Woodruff talk about available resources for parents/guardians taking care of persons living with disabilities.
3. Coping During A Time Of Uncertainty
Alison Austin of Hope Services joins us on this episode to talk about mental health and how we can better cope during COVID-19 and other times of isolation and uncertainty.
2. Understanding & Teaching Self-Advocacy
How important is it to teach self-advocacy to someone living with disabilities? Cindy Bray and Nicole Woodruff of Hope Services discuss how they have helped teach self-advocacy that has helped them in everyday activities to even completing a successful job interview. Cindy also presents three important aspects of self-advocacy that you, as a parent/guardian/friend of someone living with disabilities can start teaching today.
1. Don't Give Up
Are you a parent, caretaker, or friend of someone living with disabilities? Meet Cindy Bray, the founder of Hope Services, talks about her experience raising a daughter who lives with a disability and how that journey led her to begin Hope Services--a vocational service provider for people living with disabilities. In this podcast, she and Nicole talk discuss some of the challenges that come as a parent and also talk about how to overcome and push through the obstacles that inevitably arise.