Beyond the Headlines: Living With Disabilities

Show topic: Living With Disabilities

May 9, 2010
Living With Disabilities (HDBH1009)
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

According to the World Institute on Disability, about one in five Americans has a disability. This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" explores the lives of people living with disabilities here in Northern California. From serious unemployment issues – 70% of the disability community is unemployed – to job training and career planning, we'll introduce you to several local nonprofits that are stepping up to address the jobs and life needs of this community. You'll also discover the amazing stories of local people living with disability and rising above.

Studio Guests:
Bob Zier
Employment Services Specialist, TransAccess
(408) 278-2002

Kristy Feck
Vice President, Toolworks

Chantel Ginochio
Client, Toolworks

Lisa Giraldi
Executive Director, Pacific Diversified Services
(415) 459-6510

Sallie Harrison
Client, Pacific Diversified Services

William & Sandra McGee
Authors, "Learning to Cope With Sight Loss: Six Weeks at a VA Blind Rehabilitation Center"

Additional Information
Art of Possibilities Studio

Golf Lessons via Disabled Sports USA

Additional Resources

Dial: 2-1-1
211 provides free and confidential information and referral. Dial 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

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