15 episodes

Stories and connections from OCALI’s ongoing work of inspiring change and promoting access for people with disabilities.

OCALI’s Inspiring Change Larry Sexton

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Stories and connections from OCALI’s ongoing work of inspiring change and promoting access for people with disabilities.

    “It Gives You Teeth”: Reflections on the 30-Year Anniversary of the ADA

    “It Gives You Teeth”: Reflections on the 30-Year Anniversary of the ADA

    July 2020 marks the 30-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law by the first President Bush in 1990.We talk to D’Arcee Neal, Diana Mairose, and Mark Seifarth – three people from three different generations – about what...

    • 26 min
    "We Are in This Together, and We Need to Stay Connected" – How Ohio’s Daily COVID-19 Update has Elevated Awareness About the Importance of Access

    "We Are in This Together, and We Need to Stay Connected" – How Ohio’s Daily COVID-19 Update has Elevated Awareness About the Importance of Access

    We chat with Marla Berkowitz, Lena Smith, and Christy Horne – the superstar team of ASL interpreters for Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s daily COVID-19 press conferences. John Moore of DSC is the discussion moderator. Closing music from Sean Forbes.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    An Inspiring Conversation with Kim Clairy and William Miller

    An Inspiring Conversation with Kim Clairy and William Miller

    Kim Clairy is an occupational therapist, consultant, poet, and self-advocate. Her husband, William Miller, is a writer and novelist. The two of them sat down with us during a short open mic interview at OCALICON 2019 to share the story of how they met,...

    • 11 min
    We Are in This Together, and We Need to Stay Connected

    We Are in This Together, and We Need to Stay Connected

    How Ohio’s Daily COVID-19 Update has Elevated Awareness About the Importance of AccessWe chat with Marla Berkowitz, Lena Smith, and Christy Horne – the superstar team of ASL interpreters for Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s daily COVID-19 press conferences....

    • 1 hr 3 min
    I Feel Like I’m in School All Over Again: More Tales from Home Schooling During A Global Pandemic

    I Feel Like I’m in School All Over Again: More Tales from Home Schooling During A Global Pandemic

    We chat with an intervention specialist and two parents from Lancaster, OH, about what it’s like to try and educate and engage students while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rachael Mills teaches first through third-grade students at...

    • 56 min
    Pull Out the Christmas Lights and Create a Dance Studio: Direct Care and Residential Programs During a Global Pandemic

    Pull Out the Christmas Lights and Create a Dance Studio: Direct Care and Residential Programs During a Global Pandemic

    REM Ohio provides an array of supports and services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, most of which involve direct, face-to-face, hands-on, and physical proximity. So how do these services continue in the era of social...

    • 35 min

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