Keep Moving Forward a radio series featuring people with disabilities sharing perspectives, insights, and experiences Supported by Minnesota Council On Disability
Keep Moving Forward explores what's better and what needs improvement for people with disabilities since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Together we keep moving toward full access and inclusion in all aspects of life.
This project is supported by Minnesota Council on Disability, The Minnesota Humanities Center and the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Sometimes I wonder, “Do I do this as good as my able-bodied counterparts?”
Being a parent is a real learning experience. I told myself, “My insecurities about my disability are not going to hold me back from being a good mom to my kids.”
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George Shardlow: I Was The One Kid Like Me In The Room
There’s a link between untreated hearing loss, dementia, falls and auto accidents.
Hearing loss can contribute to dementia. You’re not as aware of your surroundings. Different parts of your brain that normally would hear, aren’t hearing, and you’re not getting the stimulus that you need.
That’s one of the biggest things I’d like to change in the world. I think if enough people see people using wheelchairs out and about living their lives, it could change the perception. But it’s really hard if you never get to see us because we can’t get into the places you are.
I was a pastry chef. I had a breakdown. I knew I couldn’t go back to work.
Working with polymer clay is very much like working with wedding cake fondant. You can do the same things with them both. Working with clay gave me back some of the passion that I had when I was a pastry chef. It’s a life-saving thing for me.