This episode features an interview with Kip Henderson, a 2018 VSA Emerging Young Artist, Victoria Dugger, first prize recipient for the 2016 VSA Emerging Young Artist and Betty Siegel, Director of VSA & Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Kip and Victoria discuss how their experiences have influenced their work and their vision as artists.
This episode features an interview with MMA Fighter Garrett Holeve and his father Mitch Holeve, as they discuss Garrett's battle to be allowed to compete as an athlete with Down Syndrome. Discover the work they are doing to help people of all abilities to be healthier and more fit.
Brendan Roach, Senior Disability Consultant at Business Disability Forum, joins the program to discuss global disability accessibiliity and how he is working with business and government in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to improve business disability confidence. Discover the need for creating a global framework when it comes to disability inclusion.
In this episode, you'll hear from Minda Dentler, as she shares her inspiring story of becoming the first female wheelchair athlete to complete the Ironman World Championship. Minda shares tips for developing the proper mindset for success, and how to set goals, get past fear and conquer your own "personal Ironman."
Judy Heumann, internationally recognized leader in the disability community, joins the program to discuss her journey of advocating for accessibility for disabled persons and the need to broaden the conversation towards a human rights model that ensures that all people are able to access the help they need to reach their full human potential.