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The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is excited to introduce the PandA Pod. The podcast name, PandA Pod, was inspired by the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System - P&A...or P and A…as panda, get it? Just like NDRN, the PandA Pod content is all about P&As and provides useful and entertaining training and technical assistance to P&As and our allies in an all-new format. Keep coming back to the PandA Pod for a range of disability rights related topics from some of your favorite NDRN staff and our special guests.

PandA Pod National Disability Rights Network

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The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is excited to introduce the PandA Pod. The podcast name, PandA Pod, was inspired by the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System - P&A...or P and A…as panda, get it? Just like NDRN, the PandA Pod content is all about P&As and provides useful and entertaining training and technical assistance to P&As and our allies in an all-new format. Keep coming back to the PandA Pod for a range of disability rights related topics from some of your favorite NDRN staff and our special guests.

    Aaron Kaufman on Playing to Your Strengths

    Aaron Kaufman on Playing to Your Strengths

    In this final podcast episode celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Aaron Kaufman shares his employment journey, including how VR played a positive role as he worked toward his employment outcome.

    • 14 min
    Liz Weintraub on What it Takes

    Liz Weintraub on What it Takes

    Liz Weintraub shares her unique employment story - her journey from a sheltered workshop to a Senior Advocacy Specialist on the Public Policy team at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. In this episode, created in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Liz candidly shares the ups and downs of her journey and emphasizes the importance of good employee/employer communication and the use of plain language documents. Be sure to check out Tuesdays with Liz, a weekly video series hosted by Liz and produced by AUCD that highlights current issues in disability policy.

    Ghostbusters, Oreos, Hot Nuggets... Oh, and Elections

    Ghostbusters, Oreos, Hot Nuggets... Oh, and Elections

    In this special edition of the PandA Pod, we explore what to expect during the 2020 General Election process given the current public health crisis. Learn about the rights of voters with disabilities, resources available to ensure the rights of voters are protected, and why every vote matters every election.

    Assistant Secretary Mark Schultz on High Expectations

    Assistant Secretary Mark Schultz on High Expectations

    Mark Schultz, the current Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), discusses the tremendous potential of people with disabilities to successfully obtain jobs in the community.

    • 20 min
    Senator Casey on Economic Self-Sufficiency

    Senator Casey on Economic Self-Sufficiency

    This is the first episode of a series celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month, NDRN had the pleasure of speaking with U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) who explains some of the legislation Congress is considering to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

    • 34 min
    Stories of Democracy when Disaster Strikes

    Stories of Democracy when Disaster Strikes

    In this third episode of the PandA Pod, we hear the stories of the P&As who are out on the front lines every day ensuring that the rights of people with disabilities are not dismissed when disaster strikes.

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Renée Pruitt ,

Great show!

Hi ladies! (&Jack) Loved this voting episode! So helpful to hear about my rights as a voter! Miss being in the office with you!

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