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EPIC Players is a nonprofit, neuro-inclusive theatre company dedicated to creating professional performing arts opportunities and supportive social communities through the arts for people living with developmental disabilities. Through neuro-inclusive mainstage productions and showcases, skills-based classes and career resources, they aim to break down social stigmas surrounding neuro-diverse communities, increase employment opportunities and increased inclusion in the arts. Talia Eapen, Director of Operations, Harrison Gottfried a performer coming back to …

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CaringKind is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia care giving. With over 40 years of experience, they work with community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia. On this podcast, Jed Levine, President and CEO of CaringKind, joins Bernard A. Krooks to discuss how Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers, and their families can utilize CaringKind’s program and services including a …

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Laura Brancato, an attorney with Littman Krooks, discusses the Turtle Park Project. Renovating an important local park helped promote integration, collaboration, and friendships amongst children. The natural play experience design meets a multitude of social, emotional, sensory and physical fitness needs, encouraging children to learn from their own challenges and those of their peers.

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Accommodating Students with Disabilities in STEM Classes

Rob Kissner, founder of the Digital Arts Experience, discusses inclusion in their classrooms, project-based learning, problem-solving, and changing perspective on failures within programming, game design, 3D Printing, animation and digital design.

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On this podcast, Yes She Can Inc. founder Marjorie Madfis discusses job development skills for people with autism and learning disabilities and the 2019 Advocates for Adults with Autism Awards, honoring those whose work benefits adults on the spectrum, their families, and our community.

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research exists for one reason: to accelerate the next generation of breakthrough treatments for those living with Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda. In this podcast, we’ll be talking with Mod Rao, Director of Advancement at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, about Parkinson’s disease, the state of science and the work of the Foundation.

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Littman Krooks Founding Partner, Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and this week’s guest, award-winning documentary film director and producer and a former photojournalist, Yonatan Nir, discuss My Hero Brother, a documentary and an organization dedicated to building stronger bonds between young adults with Down Syndrome and their siblings through the reward of adventure travel.

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Littman Krooks Founding Partner, Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and this week’s guest, multi award winning Producer/Director, Tom D’Angora discuss a new musical about disability, friendship and kindness,  Addy & Uno: As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school’s math competition, his friends with varying disabilities – ADHD, visual, hearing and physical impairment – rally in support.  

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Jordan Jankus – Personal Tech & Smart Phones: How to Utilize Apps for People with Special Needs

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Our guest this week is Jordan Jankus, Coordinator of Person-Centered & Cognitive Supports at Arc of Westchester,  the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. Jordan joins Bernie to discuss personal technology and smart phones, how to utilize apps for people with special needs, and, helping people with cognitive disabilities find person-centered technology …

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