Disability Podcast Serves Maine's One in Five
South Portland– Alpha One, Maine’s Center for Independent Living (CIL) today announced the launch of the “One in Five” podcast; a magazine-style show dedicated to covering news and issues impacting the one in five Maine citizens living with a disability.
“We’re excited to launch the ‘One in Five’ podcast today,” stated Dennis Fitzgibbons, Alpha One’s Executive Director. “It is our sincere hope that presenting this podcast will help broaden the discussion around disability rights and provide relevant content to inform policymaking decisions that impact environmental accessibility and workplace accommodations, as well as providing information about home modifications, assistive technology, and adaptive equipment. Having access to quality information empowers people to make informed choices and is core to Alpha One’s mission of creating opportunities for people with a disability to live independently.”
The first episode of ‘One in Five’ tackles the topic of Maine’s recently revamped non-emergency transportation services brokerage system, which has been the source of thousands of consumer complaints since it was started on August 1st. Guests offering perspectives in the first episode include the Director of the Office of Mainecare Services, Stefanie Nadeau, and Sara Squires, the Public Affairs Director from the Disability Rights Center, Maine’s protection and advocacy agency.
‘One in Five’ is available for download in the iTunes music store or can be streamed online at www.alphaonenow.org . The show is hosted by Alpha One’s Regional Manager, Matt Peterson. Matt also serves in the Maine Legislature representing District 92 in the House of Representatives, where he sits on the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services.
You can subscribe to the show here. It will download future episodes to your computer, Smartphone, iPod or Tablet.