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What to look for on Radio Smart Talk, Thursday, August 22, 2013:
There was a time when children born with disabilities were hidden or weren't spoken of, unless they were described as a personal or family tragedy. Even adults with disabilities were thought of as less of a person if they lived with a disability. President Franklin Roosevelt is an example of someone who concealed a disability because he didn't want to appear weak.
The world and thinking toward those living with a disability has changed a great deal. Today, the emphasis is not on what one can't do, but what they can do while living with a disability.
A first-of-its-kind conference is being held this weekend in Lancaster that will draw interest from across the country.
It's called Living Well with a Disability. According to the organizers, the idea behind the event is to "challenge people with disabilities to pursue dreams that previously might have seemed impossible."
Those who attend will be able to test new technology, hear from national celebrities with disabilities, can participate in adaptive sports, and even get tips on dating.
Thursday's Radio Smart Talk will feature two organizations that work with and support people living disabilities and who will describe what living well with a disability means.
Appearing on the program will be Theo Braddy, the executive director of the Center for Independent Living of Central PA, Zainab Jama, the executive director of Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council. And Christine Ha, author and winner of “MasterChef” season 3. She discusses her cooking journey as a chef who is blind.
Theo Braddy, Zainab Jama, Christine Ha
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