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Workforce Solutions for Individuals with Disabilities

Nov. 25, 2020

We take a dive into Michigan Rehabilitation Services programs and offerings with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Cassaundra Wolf. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/NLAWKI)

Creative Housing Options

Nov. 18, 2020

Steve's visit with Attorney Dan Baluw, discussing the various legal aspects of Housing for people with disabilities! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/NLAWKI)

Navigating Life with Lliam

Nov. 4, 2020

Part one of a special miniseries that will be aired on key dates, Navigating Life with Lliam is a walk through of the experiences and circumstances that have defined our own journey and eventually led to Navigating Life as w…

Grassroots Activism

Oct. 28, 2020

Take a few steps towards understanding Grassroots activism with local organizer, lawyer, and candidate for state legislature Lily Chen Schulting. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/NLAWKI)

Ableism, The Media, & You with Prof. Beth Haller!

Oct. 21, 2020

When discussing Ableism, Media, and how they interact, there are few people as qualified Dr. Beth Haller, so of course we went and got ahold of her and from that comes an episode in a slightly different format than our usual…

Legislation You Should Know About

Oct. 14, 2020

Earlier this year we met with Brett Williams and went over several bills currently moving through various legislative circles that will have an impact on several aspects of life for individuals with disabilities and their fa…

The Friendship Circle - Seeking the "Secret" to an Inclusive Community

Oct. 7, 2020

Early in our Podcast journey we had the pleasure of touring the Friendship Circle location in West Bloomfield Michigan, seeing the work done at the Soul Studio, and enjoying a nice lunch at the Soul Cafe, and as we left we d…

Legislation and You - HCBS And the Olmstead Act

Sept. 30, 2020

Nearly every special needs parent or caregiver has heard at some point the acronym HCBS or mention of the venerable Olmstead Act, and Michigan DD Council Legislative Liaison Brett Williams is bringing the goods to help us al…

Michigan's Best Kept Secret - The DD Council

Sept. 16, 2020

Steve talks to the Executive Director of the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Vendella Collins about the Council, what it does, and what that means to you, and for our non-Michigan listeners, there's a council nea…

CIF - The Full Life Model

Sept. 9, 2020

Part two of our interview with Jackie Eddy and Ann Sickon of the Center for Independent Futures is about The Full Life Model®. The tasks of everyday living often leave us exhausted but unfulfilled at the end of the day…or s…

CIF - Creating Living Options in your Community

Sept. 2, 2020

One of our first interviews back in October 2019, Steve's interview with the Center for Independent Futures (CIF) Executive Director Ann Sickon and New Futures Initiative Consultant Jacqueline Eddy hits on many topics relate…

Feisty and Non Compliant Pt 2 - An Advocate for Change

Aug. 26, 2020

Part 2 of our interview with Liz Bauer. This is our interview with a pioneer in disability rights, self-determination and inclusion. Liz Bauer, a woman of uncommon determination and courage, identified the inequities experi…

Feisty and Non Compliant Pt 1

Aug. 19, 2020

Elizabeth "Liz" Bauer has been fighting for disability rights on the ground from the very beginning. Liz is a legal advocate for disability rights nationally and internationally starting the 1980s. She has consulted in the U…

Episode 0 - An Introduction to Navigating Life as we Know It

Aug. 12, 2020

The first look at Navigating Life as we Know It. This is a "special" episode where Steve and Kerry talk a little about what can be expected in upcoming episodes. Help Support NLAWKI by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreo…