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The On-Air Advocate podcast provides education, advocacy and support for special needs parents, caregivers, those with disabilities and complex medical conditions.

The On-Air Advocate Tammy Flynn: podcaster, author, speaker, patient & special needs advocate a

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

The On-Air Advocate podcast provides education, advocacy and support for special needs parents, caregivers, those with disabilities and complex medical conditions.

    A Sweet Chat w/ Sweet Abilities - Providing fulfilling & accommodating work opportunities so all abilities can shine!

    A Sweet Chat w/ Sweet Abilities - Providing fulfilling & accommodating work opportunities so all abilities can shine!

    As we continue our Back To School & Transition Series, I am excited to welcome Kristen Corrie, Owner of Sweet Abilities, Life Skills Job Coach, Special Education Teacher and employees Carla & Bret. 
    Kristen Corrie taught transition age young adults at Lakeland School for 13 years and helped prep them for life after school. As a special education teacher she became discouraged seeing how many of her former students were not out working in the community after they graduated from my classroom. So she started Sweet Abilities in June 2020 with the mission to provide fulfilling and accommodating work opportunities so that all abilities can shine. Sweet Abilities is a mobile ice cream/sweet treat business that serves only locally made products with no artificial dyes or flavors. More importantly they employ 8 young adults who all have varying needs and abilities. 
    Listen in Kristen shares more about Inclusion in the workplace, providing accommodating opportunities and following your dreams.
    I would highly recommend checking out the YouTube video to see Sweet Abilities in action :) - https://youtu.be/L_1qbwGo0q8
     
    Resources:
    Sweet Abilities - on Facebook & Instagram 
    Purple Door Ice Cream 
    Tas-T Treats & Sweets
    Carrie's Crispies
    Pete's Pops
    After interview message from Kristen: I hope we helped spread the word about the need for accommodating community work environments for those with all abilities as well as showing those watching how making a dream happen IS possible! 
     
    Best Ways to Connect with The On-Air Advocate:
     
    Send me a message: https://www.onairadvocate.com/contact
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theonairadvocate
     
    Youtube: https://www.YouTube.com/c/TheOnAirAdvocate
     
    Join the OAA Facebook community: https://bit.ly/oaacommunity
     
    Get Your Guide Now: The Self-Care Toolkit for Special Needs Parents: https://www.onairadvocate.com/selfcaretoolkit-parents.html
     
    Check out my book Transitioning from a Pediatrician to an Adult Physician: https://amzn.to/3OFtJM0
     
     
     
    #meaningfulwork #inclusion #accommodatingworkenvironments 

    • 24 min
    iGROW: I Generate Rural Opportunities for Work: Meeting the needs of Texas Youth with Disabilities in Rural Communities

    iGROW: I Generate Rural Opportunities for Work: Meeting the needs of Texas Youth with Disabilities in Rural Communities

    As we continue our Back To School & Transition Series 📚 I am excited to welcome Dr. Meagan Orsag, Director of Rural Programs at the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University and Angela Griffin, Program Coordinator for iGROW. 
    🌱 About iGROW : 
    The "I Generate Rural Opportunities for Work" (iGROW) Project is a transition-focused model that includes pre-employment and leadership-training for up to 20 students with disabilities per cohort per year who are currently enrolled in middle school and high school (ages 14-22).
    The purpose of the program is to provide a training environment to support students with disabilities to gain the necessary skills and experiences in work readiness in order to successfully transition into postsecondary education and/or competitive integrated employment. 
    The program focuses primarily on five core Pre-ETS (Pre-Employment Transition Services) areas, which include:
    1. Counseling in post-secondary educational programs or college level courses
    2. Job Exploration Counseling
    3. Workplace Readiness training to develop social skills and independent living
    4. Work based learning experiences
    5. Instruction in self-advocacy
    Meagan & Angela share all about the iGROW; Rural Transition Project for Youth with Disabilities. 
    Connect with iGROW:
    https://www.facebook.com/igrowtamu/
    https://www.instagram.com/igrow_tamu/
    Best Ways to Connect with The On-Air Advocate:
    Send me a message: https://www.onairadvocate.com/contact
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theonairadvocate
    Youtube: https://www.YouTube.com/c/TheOnAirAdvocate
    Join the OAA Facebook community: https://bit.ly/oaacommunity
    Get Your Guide Now: The Self-Care Toolkit for Special Needs Parents: https://www.onairadvocate.com/selfcaretoolkit-parents.html
    Check out my book Transitioning from a Pediatrician to an Adult Physician: https://amzn.to/3OFtJM0
     
     

    • 16 min
    Turning Your Passion Into Employment - Transition Series

    Turning Your Passion Into Employment - Transition Series

    As we continue our Back To School & Transition Series 📚 I am excited to welcome Evelyna Castro, Adaptive Trainer/Instructor & Makeup Artist/Designer. 
    Evelyna has has had a passion for fitness and the arts practically her whole life, though she does not come from a very performing arts oriented family.
    Evelyna grew up in San Jose, CA. with her four other siblings. Evelyna is number two in the lineup.
    Listen in as Evelyna shares how she turned her passion into employment. 
    Connect with Evelyna:
    IG: @trainer.nutrition.coach
    FB: Evelyna Castro 
    FB Pages: Evelyna Personal Trainer & Instructor 
    Makeup by Evelyna 
    Best Ways to Connect with The On-Air Advocate:
    Send me a message: https://www.onairadvocate.com/contact
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theonairadvocate
    Youtube: https://www.YouTube.com/c/TheOnAirAdvocate
    Join the OAA Facebook community: https://bit.ly/oaacommunity
    Get Your Guide Now: The Self-Care Toolkit for Special Needs Parents: https://www.onairadvocate.com/selfcaretoolkit-parents.html
    Check out my book Transitioning from a Pediatrician to an Adult Physician: https://amzn.to/3OFtJM0
     
     
     

    • 39 min
    Everything You Need To Know About The UW-W Life Program

    Everything You Need To Know About The UW-W Life Program

    As we continue our Back To School & Transition Series 📚 I am excited to welcome James Collins, Associate Professor of Special Education / Director of UW-W LIFE. 
    Dr. James Collins is a school psychologist, board certified behavior analyst, and an associate professor of special education. His professional and research interests include postsecondary programming for students with intellectual disabilities, special education law, assessment, and behavior modification.
    Listen in as James shares all about the UW-W Life Program. 
     
    Connect with UW-W Life Program:
    https://www.facebook.com/UWWLIFE/
    https://twitter.com/ProgramUw
    https://www.instagram.com/uwwlifeprogram/
     
    Best Ways to Connect with The On-Air Advocate:
    Send me a message: https://www.onairadvocate.com/contact
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theonairadvocate
    Youtube: https://www.YouTube.com/c/TheOnAirAdvocate
    Join the OAA Facebook community: https://bit.ly/oaacommunity
    Get Your Guide Now: The Self-Care Toolkit for Special Needs Parents: https://www.onairadvocate.com/selfcaretoolkit-parents.html
    Check out my book Transitioning from a Pediatrician to an Adult Physician: https://amzn.to/3OFtJM0
     
     

    • 43 min
    Texas A&M University's Work-Based Learning and Capacity-Building projects - Transition Series: High School & Beyond

    Texas A&M University's Work-Based Learning and Capacity-Building projects - Transition Series: High School & Beyond

    As we continue our Back To School & Transition Series 📚 I am excited to welcome Robin Miller, Director of Employment Programs, TAMU CDD. 
    Robin Miller is Director of Employment Programs at Texas A&M's Center on Disability and Development, where she coordinates the center's Work-Based Learning and Transition Capacity-Building projects. Prior to joining the Center on Disability and Development, she worked in Special Education for 20 years, serving as an autism specialist, behavior specialist, and special education coordinator.
    Listen in as Robin shares all about Texas A&M University's Work-Based Learning and Capacity-Building projects. 
    Learn More: https://cdd.tamu.edu/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/TAMUCDD/ 
    Best Ways to Connect with The On-Air Advocate:
    Send me a message: https://www.onairadvocate.com/contact
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theonairadvocate
    Youtube: https://www.YouTube.com/c/TheOnAirAdvocate
    Join the OAA Facebook community: https://bit.ly/oaacommunity
    Get Your Guide Now: The Self-Care Toolkit for Special Needs Parents: https://www.onairadvocate.com/selfcaretoolkit-parents.html
    Check out my book Transitioning from a Pediatrician to an Adult Physician: https://amzn.to/3OFtJM0
     
     
     
     

    • 19 min
    5 Tips To Help With The Back To School Transition

    5 Tips To Help With The Back To School Transition

    As we continue our Back To School & Transition Series 📚 I am excited to welcome Tara Tuchel, Speech/Language Pathologist and Founder of Autism Little Learners. 
    Tara is a speech/language pathologist who has been teaching young autistic children for over 2 decades. She has had the unique position to run her own communication-based classroom and team teach with a special education teacher. She started Autism Little Learners in March of 2019, about 6 weeks after she lost her dad to leukemia. The grief was so deep and so raw after he died that she needed something to distract her mind from the pain. She started a store on Teachers Pay Teachers because she was already making so many of her own materials for her classroom. It can be so difficult to find good resources that are at the right level for 3 and 4 year old autistic children! She figured that she couldn’t be the only one having this issue, so she started creating resources and activities for educators and parents of young autistic children.
    Listen in as Tara shares 5 Tips To Help With The Back To School Transition!
    Connect with Tara: 
    www.autismlittlelearners.com
    https://www.facebook.com/autismlittlelearners/
    www.instagram.com/autismlittlelearners
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTpUyl_mrGB_rmYZ02UFAlA
    https://www.tiktok.com/@autismlittlelearners?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc
    Best Ways to Connect with The On-Air Advocate:
    Send me a message: https://www.onairadvocate.com/contact
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theonairadvocate
    Youtube: https://www.YouTube.com/c/TheOnAirAdvocate
    Join the OAA Facebook community: https://bit.ly/oaacommunity
    Get Your Guide Now: The Self-Care Toolkit for Special Needs Parents: https://www.onairadvocate.com/selfcaretoolkit-parents.html
    Check out my book Transitioning from a Pediatrician to an Adult Physician: https://amzn.to/3OFtJM0
     
     

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Tammy always has interesting topics and guests. . . helping parents who are looking for help, motivation, support with their children who have special needs. Thank you so much!

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