81 episodes

The theme of the podcast is independent living and advocacy for people with disabilities.

ARISE Bill Pfohl

    • Health & Fitness

The theme of the podcast is independent living and advocacy for people with disabilities.

    Looking Beyond a Stigma

    Looking Beyond a Stigma

    On this podcast Tania Anderson, CEO of ARISE, talks with Sora Kasuga from the local group the FaceOut Project. Their conversation is about the stigma associated with people with facial differences.

    • 19 min
    Opening Doors to the Community

    Opening Doors to the Community

    The Open Doors Transition Center assists people in nursing homes to access the services they need to return to the community. Tania Anderson, CEO of ARISE, talks to Holly Aldrich, Regional Transition Manager about how ARISE transition specialists work with people to receive individualized home and community-based services so they can live a more independent life.

    • 15 min
    The Complexities of Mental Illness

    The Complexities of Mental Illness

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this week on the ARISE podcast, Tania Anderson, CEO of ARISE, talks to Christine Wassel, Clinical Supervisor and Crisis Services Program Coordinator at the ARISE Mental Health Clinic. Christine discusses some of the factors that play a role in mental illness such as, brain chemistry, stress, trauma, or life transitions.

    • 17 min
    Ombudsman of the Year

    Ombudsman of the Year

    This week on the ARISE podcast Tania Anderson, CEO talks with Sister Barbara Jean Donovan , a volunteer Ombudsman for ARISE. The conversation centers on Barbara Jean’s background and how her experiences resulted in her recognition for being 1 of only 2 people in New York State to be named Long-term Care Ombudsman of the year.Recommended Podcasts:Long Term Ombudsman Program

    • 18 min
    Hidden Sunflowers

    Hidden Sunflowers

    On this week’s podcast, Tania Anderson, CEO of ARISE, talks to Matthew Szwejbka, Customer Experience Manager at Hancock Airport. The conversation focuses on a program that provides support to travelers with disabilities called The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program. The initiative allows individuals who self-identify as having a non-visible disability to discreetly indicate this information to airport employees and volunteers. Airport employees and volunteers have been trained to recognize...

    • 15 min
    Advocacy from Down Under

    Advocacy from Down Under

    On this week’s podcast, Tania Anderson, CEO of ARISE, talks to Tricia Malowney, the Chief Accessibility Advocate for the department of Transport in Victoria, Australia. Malowney is visiting the U.S. on a fact-finding mission to discover innovative transportation systems and devices for people with disabilities.

    • 16 min

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