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Matthew Shapiro


#20: Creating Your Own Opportunities

7 Sep 2016

What do you do if you can’t find your way in the workforce due to discrimination or other factors?





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Neil Milliken

#19: Dyslexia, Inclusion, and Success

31 Aug 2016

This episode features an interview with Neil Milliken as he shares his story and journey of discovering that he had dyslexia.





Doug Foresta

Doug Foresta

#18: The Upside of Disability

24 Aug 2016

This episode features a conversation between Doug Foresta and Debra Ruh .





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Rick Sizemore

#17: The Benefits of Vocational Rehabilitation

17 Aug 2016

This episode features an interview with Rick Sizemore, director of the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia.





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Lance Secretan

#16: The Power of Inspiration 

10 Aug 2016

This episode features an interview with author, speaker and coach Lance





Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson

Akua-Nyarko Patterson

#15: Moving from Trauma to Triumph

3 Aug 2016

This episode features an interview with Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson, the Founder and Executive Director of Girls Education Initiative of Ghana.





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John Donvan

#14: The History of Autism in America: With John Donvan

27 July 2016

This episode features an interview with John Donvan, the co-author of “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism,” the New York Times bestseller published in 2016 by Crown Books.





Doug Foresta

Doug Foresta

#13: Tapping Into Hidden Human Potential

20 July 2016

How do we fully tap into the hidden human potential in the workplace?





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Subs of Project Starfish

#12: Millennial Series #1: Project Starfish

 13 July 2016

This episode, the first in a series about how young people are changing the world for persons with disabilities, features an interview with Subs Acharya, founder of Project Starfish.





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Millennials Changing the world

#11: How Millennials Are Changing The World: A New Series

6 July 2016

In this episode, Debra discusses a new series which will feature millennials who are changing the world for persons with disabilities.






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Best Practice in Inclusion

#10: Best Practices in Inclusion

29 June 2016

In this episode Debra shares stories from her journey speaking at the UN .





Talking with Employees with Disabilities

How to speak to employers

#7: How to Speak So Employers Will Understand

8 June 2016

What kind of language are you using when you speak to employers about persons with disabilities?






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Richard Steitz – Chief Operations Officer

#6: Inclusion Lessons from An Imagineer

1 June 2016

What lessons can we learn about inclusion from a Disney Imagineer?






Who gets to define Normal?

#5: Who Gets to Define “Normal”?

25 May 2016

In this episode Debra discusses the question of who gets to define normal in the workplace.






Global Accessibility Awareness Day

#4: Why Does Global Accessibility Awareness Day Matter?

16 May 2016

In this episode Debra talks about Global Accessibility Awareness Day, what it is and why it matters.





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A Bright light-bulb

#3: Compliance Versus Innovation

4 May 2016

In this episode Debra shares tips about how to go beyond compliance to maximize the potential of your workforce.





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Sara Ruh

#2: Meet Sara Ruh, Chief Inspiration Officer of Ruh Global

4 May 2016

In this episode you’ll meet Sara Ruh, Chief Inspiration Officer of Ruh Global.






Human Potential at Work

#1: Why Employers Need to Care about Human Potential

4 May 2016

In this episode Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global, discusses the importance of human potential.




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