New podcast episode: A Good Life is Within Reach

Cheryl Childs, A First-Person Perspective & Disability Myths Debunked

Friday, March 3, 2023

Episode 2: "A Good Life is Within Reach"
Cheryl Childs, A First-Person Perspective & Disability Myths Debunked

Cheryl is a mother, daughter, friend, program assistant, and a person who uses a wheelchair. Listen as Cheryl shares her story of rising above stereotypes to live her life to the fullest, wheelchair and all. Cheryl has faced her fair share of societal prejudice and life's adversities so she has come to discuss her thoughts on commonly believed myths, why society may have those beliefs, and how we, as a community of advocates, can help to change the rhetoric.

Adjusting the Sails is a podcast hosted by the Paths for Parents and Family to Family programs at the WVU CED aimed to discuss the lives and specific challenges children with special health care needs and other disabilities and their families, caregivers, and service providers face, and how to manage those challenges. The podcast will serve as a platform for all disability-related topics to be discussed and as a mediator between families and caregivers to share their stories and experiences. The podcast will feature guest speakers, panelists, and a variety of program representatives and service providers to offer education and training to the listener.

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