18 episodes

The purpose of You First is to discuss the rights of individuals with disabilities, putting your rights first. Host Keith Casebonne tackles important issues with knowledgeable guests, accounting first-hand experiences and discussing available resources for persons with disabilities. This podcast is produced by Disability Rights Florida, a not-for-profit corporation working to protect and advance the rights of Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and education. You can learn more about Disability Rights Florida on our website at DisabilityRightsFlorida.org.

You First: The Disability Rights Florida Podcast Disability Rights Florida

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The purpose of You First is to discuss the rights of individuals with disabilities, putting your rights first. Host Keith Casebonne tackles important issues with knowledgeable guests, accounting first-hand experiences and discussing available resources for persons with disabilities. This podcast is produced by Disability Rights Florida, a not-for-profit corporation working to protect and advance the rights of Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and education. You can learn more about Disability Rights Florida on our website at DisabilityRightsFlorida.org.

    Episode 17 (Part 2): 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

    Episode 17 (Part 2): 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

    In the second part of this episode of You First, we conclude our conversation with Disability Rights Florida's Olivia Babis and Tony DePalma as they discuss the 2019 Florida Legislative Session. Olivia and Tony explore several key bills that were presented to the legislature, the outcome of those bills, and their impact on Floridians with disabilities.
    For more information about the 2019 Legislative Session, visit www.disabilityrightsflorida.org/legislation.

    • 24 min
    Episode 17 (Part 1): 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

    Episode 17 (Part 1): 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

    In this episode of You First, we talk to Disability Rights Florida's Olivia Babis and Tony DePalma to discuss the 2019 Florida Legislative Session. Olivia and Tony explore several key bills that were presented to the legislature, the outcome of those bills, and their impact on Floridians with disabilities.
    For more information about the 2019 Legislative Session, visit www.disabilityrightsflorida.org/legislation. 

    • 27 min
    Episode 16: Navigating Facility Transition

    Episode 16: Navigating Facility Transition

    In this episode of You First, our panel discusses the ins and outs of transitioning from one facility to another. First, we hear from Deborah Linton, Chief Executive Officer of The Arc of Florida, who provides an overview of the process and gives us some helpful resources. Next, Bonnie Carr, who, with her daughter Sara, went through the process of transitioning from one facility to another, tells us her story. Last, Kathy Clinton, who, with her son Tristan, also experienced the process of transitioning to a new facility, shares her story with us.
    Provider Search websites referenced in the podcast:
    Waiver Providers: https://flddresources.qlarant.com/ProviderSearch.aspx ICF/DD Providers: http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/facilitylocator/ListFacilities.aspx  

    • 18 min
    Episode 15: Extended School Year

    Episode 15: Extended School Year

    In this episode of You First, we talk to Disability Rights Florida staff members Nately Alvarez and Lauren Eversole. Nately and Lauren explain what Extended School Year (ESY) is, who is eligible, and strategies to help parents of children in Special Education acquire appropriate ESY services.

     

    • 18 min
    Episode 14: Accessibility in Florida Prisons

    Episode 14: Accessibility in Florida Prisons

    In this episode of You First, we talk to David Boyer, Director of Investigations at Disability Rights Florida, and Molly Paris, Assistant Director at Florida Lawyers Assistance. David and Molly discuss how prisoners with disabilities were not receiving the same access to programs and services that other prisoners were receiving, and what Disability Rights Florida did to remedy those oversights.

    • 24 min
    Episode 13: Service Animals

    Episode 13: Service Animals

    In this episode of You First, we talk to Barb Page and Lisa Kinser, two Senior Advocates at Disability Rights Florida that provide assistance for clients with service animal issues. Lisa and Barb discuss the different types of assistance a service animal can provide, what the laws are regarding housing and places of business, and taking your service animal on airlines and other forms of public transportation.

    • 24 min

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