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It’s scary to imagine that your doctor won’t listen to you. Or that you’ll be judged by them. But self-advocating gives you, the patient, a chance to get your needs met.
October 12, 2022
In this episode of the Disability Garrison, Michael and Holly discuss alternatives to guardianship with Allison Hall. Ashley gives her account of being under guardianship and how it restricts her life.
August 30, 2022
Join Holly and Michael as they talk with Andy Imparato, CEO of Disability Rights California. They discuss the importance of disability identity and community. Andy also shares his experience as a person with bipolar disorder.
July 26, 2022
Michael interviews Holly and Julie about inclusive playgrounds. Holly describes what it took to build the first inclusive playground in her county. Julie discusses how she honors her late son through advocacy.
June 28, 2022
Holly and Michael talk with Karen Tamley, President and CEO of Access Living. They discuss Independent Living philosophy, and how Centers for Independent Living can help achieve healthcare goals.
May 31, 2022
Join Michael and Holly as they talk with Andy Imparato, Executive Director of Disability Rights California. Andy discusses pandemic-era healthcare resource rationing. They also go over ideas on how to address disparities in their communities.
April 26, 2022
In this episode, hear from Judy Mark, President of Disability Voices United (DVU). Learn the basics of self-determination and the progress made in California.
March 29, 2022
Join Michael and Holly as they talk with the Honorable Tony Coelho, primary author of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Tony discusses his experience with the ADA in depth. The conversation covers the highs, lows, and progress yet to be made.
February 22, 2022
When faced with hardships, Tony Coelho found purpose through helping others. Join Michael and Holly in this discussion about how it all led to him authoring the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
February 15, 2022