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The vision behind the Disability Perspectives Podcast is to normalize the disability conversation, remove the stigma surrounding disabilities, and cultivate an atmosphere that values and validates the experiences and perspectives of those who live with diagnosed or undiagnosed disabilities as well as those who have otherwise been impacted by a disability. This includes caretakers, case managers, social workers, disability experts, etc. The aim of the podcast is to encourage people to share their experiences with disabilities in order to educate and raise awareness for disabilities.

Disability Perspectives Podcas‪t‬ Utah Kershner

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The vision behind the Disability Perspectives Podcast is to normalize the disability conversation, remove the stigma surrounding disabilities, and cultivate an atmosphere that values and validates the experiences and perspectives of those who live with diagnosed or undiagnosed disabilities as well as those who have otherwise been impacted by a disability. This includes caretakers, case managers, social workers, disability experts, etc. The aim of the podcast is to encourage people to share their experiences with disabilities in order to educate and raise awareness for disabilities.

    Disability Research and Higher Education || Ft. Dr. Carolyn Shivers

    Disability Research and Higher Education || Ft. Dr. Carolyn Shivers

    TW: Suicide, Depression

    Dr. Carolyn Shivers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science and the Director of the Disabilities Studies Pathways Minor at Virginia Tech. Originally from Northeast Ohio, Dr. Shivers completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame where she studied Psychology, Vocal Performance and was in the honors program. She completed Graduate School at Vanderbilt University where she studied Psychology and Statistics. Dr. Shivers shares some insight into her research area where she looks at siblings of individuals with any disability. She also shares about her personal experience with disability.

    Dr Shivers had this to say about her experience on the Disability Perspectives Podcast: I had a blast sharing my stories with Utah. I really appreciated the focus on the academic side of disability, as well as my personal experiences. The whole process was so casual and respectful, and I hope people are able to continue expanding their worldview to include people with disabilities!

    If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or are at risk of hurting themselves or others, please use the suicide prevention lifeline for immediate assistance: 800-273-8255

    Episode Links:

    Link to the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Inventory: https://cesd-r.com/

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    Thank you for listening to the Disability Perspectives Podcast!

    We are working on creating a space to share all of our episode transcripts so that the Disability Perspectives Podcast is accessible to everyone. Until that is available, if you would like access to the transcript for any episode, please send us an email at disability.perspectives@gmail.com and we will be happy to share them with you!

    If you or anyone you know is interested in being a part of the podcast as a guest, contributor, or team member, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/TiitPVCGfanPX9vf8

    If you have any questions or would like to reach out to us for any reason or discuss supporting us financially to offset production costs, please email us at disability.perspectives@gmail.com

    Find us online at anchor.fm/utah-kershner1

    Please follow our social media accounts and share us with your friends!

    Facebook: @disability.perspectives

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    Host: Utah Kershner

    Audio editing/production: Scotty Larsen

    Marketing/Social Media/Creativity: Polina Sobol & Morgan Rader

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Osteogenesis Imperfecta || Ft. Nick Chase

    Osteogenesis Imperfecta || Ft. Nick Chase

    Nick Chase is a Freshman at Virginia Tech studying political science. He enjoys listening to music, shopping at local thrift stores, and playing video games with friends. During today's episode, Nick shares with us his experience with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a rare bone disorder resulting from a lack of collagen. He tells us about his perspective as someone with a disability and what that has looked like in his life.

    Nick had this to say about his experience on the Disability Perspectives Podcast: "Being on The Disability Perspectives Podcast was a fun, relaxed conversation with my roommate! I hope that people can learn more about OI, learn not to judge by appearance, and learn to advocate for themselves from my perspective on things."

    Links for this episode:

    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/osteogenesis-imperfecta#:~:text=Osteogenesis%20imperfecta%20(OI)%20is%20an,formed%20normally%2C%20and%20other%20problems.

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    Thank you for listening to the Disability Perspectives Podcast!

    We are working on creating a space to share all of our episode transcripts so that the Disability Perspectives Podcast is accessible to everyone. Until that is available, if you would like access to the transcript for any episode, please send us an email at disability.perspectives@gmail.com and we will be happy to share them with you!

    If you or anyone you know is interested in being a part of the podcast as a guest, contributor, or team member, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/TiitPVCGfanPX9vf8

    If you have any questions or would like to reach out to us for any reason or discuss supporting us financially to offset production costs, please email us at disability.perspectives@gmail.com

    Find us online at anchor.fm/utah-kershner1

    Please follow our social media accounts and share us with your friends!

    Facebook: @disability.perspectives

    Instagram: @disability.perspectives

    Twitter: @DP_podcast1

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    Host: Utah Kershner

    Audio editing/production: Scotty Larsen

    Marketing/Social Media/Creativity: Polina Sobol & Morgan Rader

    Find the Disability Perspectives Podcast wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 49 min
    Generalized Anxiety, Persistent Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder || Ft. Kendall Keyser

    Generalized Anxiety, Persistent Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder || Ft. Kendall Keyser

    TW: Anxiety, Depression, Suicide

    Kendall Keyser is a student at Virginia Tech and loves podcasts, crafting, hiking, and her dog, Paisley. On this episode, she shares her perspectives regarding her experience with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Persistent Depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. Kendall had this to say about her experience on the Disability Perspectives Podcast: "It was a joy working with Utah. Disability Perspectives is a podcast with tremendous meaning. It shows care towards the whole population, disabled or not. Utah’s passion combined with his ambition can make a difference in normalizing disabilities. I hope my perspective cultivates more comfort around mental health problems for individuals that are seeking assistance. The extent of someone’s disability, no matter how large or small, does not make it any less valid for seeking help."

    If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or are at risk of hurting themselves or others, please use the suicide prevention lifeline for immediate assistance: 800-273-8255


    Links for this episode:

    Information on Generalized Anxiety Disorder: https://www.verywellmind.com/dsm-5-criteria-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder-1393147

    Information on Persistent Depression: https://psychcentral.com/disorders/dysthymic-disorder-symptoms

    Information on Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder: https://www.healthline.com/health/obsessive-compulsive-personality-disorder

    Skip Bayless' remarks on Dak Prescott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8Mjs6ja5t0

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    Thank you for listening to the Disability Perspectives Podcast!

    We are working on creating a space to share all of our episode transcripts so that the Disability Perspectives Podcast is accessible to everyone. Until that is available, if you would like access to the transcript for any episode, please send us an email at disability.perspectives@gmail.com and we will be happy to share them with you!

    If you or anyone you know is interested in being a part of the podcast as a guest, contributor, or team member, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/TiitPVCGfanPX9vf8

    If you have any questions or would like to reach out to us for any reason or discuss supporting us financially to offset production costs, please email us at disability.perspectives@gmail.com

    Find us online at anchor.fm/utah-kershner1

    Please follow our social media accounts and share us with your friends!

    Facebook: @disability.perspectives

    Instagram: @disability.perspectives

    Twitter: @DP_podcast1

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    Host: Utah Kershner

    Audio editing/production: Scotty Larsen

    Marketing/Social Media/Creativity: Polina Sobol

    Find the Disability Perspectives Podcast wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Autism Spectrum Disorder, Undiagnosed || Ft. Lily Lamb

    Autism Spectrum Disorder, Undiagnosed || Ft. Lily Lamb

    Lily Lamb is an honors student at Florida State University and best friend of Utah, the podcast host. She shares her experience with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder and all that goes along with that. Lily had this to say about her experience sharing on the Disability Perspectives Podcast: "This podcast was an absolute joy to record and be involved with! I had an awesome time talking about my experience with ASD and being able to bring some light to the experience of a highly-stigmatized condition." 

    Please enjoy this inaugural episode of the podcast! Keep your eye out for more episodes coming soon!

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    Thank you for listening to the Disability Perspectives Podcast!

    We are working on creating a space to share all of our episode transcripts so that the Disability Perspectives Podcast is accessible to everyone. Until that is available, if you would like access to the transcript for any episode, please send us an email at disability.perspectives@gmail.com and we will be happy to share them with you!

    If you or anyone you know is interested in being a part of the podcast as a guest, contributor, or team member, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/TiitPVCGfanPX9vf8

    If you have any questions or would like to reach out to us for any reason or discuss supporting us financially to offset production costs, please email us at disability.perspectives@gmail.com

    Find us online at anchor.fm/utah-kershner1

    Please follow our social media accounts and share us with your friends!

    Facebook: @disability.perspectives

    Instagram: @disability.perspectives

    Twitter: @DP_podcast1

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    Host: Utah Kershner

    Audio editing/production: Scotty Larsen

    Marketing/Social Media/Creativity: Polina Sobol

    Find the Disability Perspectives Podcast wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 45 min
    What is the Disability Perspectives Podcast?

    What is the Disability Perspectives Podcast?

    This introductory episode provides a short background and inspiration for this series as well as some information regarding the podcast and how to be involved.

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    Thank you for listening to the Disability Perspectives Podcast!

    We are working on creating a space to share all of our episode transcripts so that the Disability Perspectives Podcast is accessible to everyone. Until that is available, if you would like access to the transcript for any episode, please send us an email at disability.perspectives@gmail.com and we will be happy to share them with you! 

    If you or anyone you know is interested in being a part of the podcast as a guest, contributor, or team member, please fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/TiitPVCGfanPX9vf8

    If you have any questions or would like to reach out to us for any reason or discuss supporting us financially to offset production costs, please email us at disability.perspectives@gmail.com

    Find us online at anchor.fm/utah-kershner1

    Please follow our social media accounts and share us with your friends!

    Facebook: @disability.perspectives

    Instagram: @disability.perspectives

    Twitter: @DP_podcast1

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    Host: Utah Kershner

    Audio editing/production: Scotty Larsen

    Marketing/Social Media/Creativity: Polina Sobol

    Find the Disability Perspectives Podcast wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 10 min

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