A View into “Just the Facts” of the Erskine Green Training Institute

Listen in as Michelle Fischer talks with Megan Stevenson, director of the Erskine Green Training Institute, to get answers to questions that have come up as she and Jeanne Scheets, director of marketing and partner programs, meet with parents, prospective students, educators and others. This postsecondary education program developed by The Arc of Indiana Foundation provides… Read More

A View into Apostrophe Magazine

Listen in as Michelle talks with Jacquie Peterson, editor of Apostrophe Magazine, about this unique magazine that promotes inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You will want to hear some big news about Apostrophe and A View from My Window; and Frank Zappa fans will want to learn just how the magazine has a tie… Read More

A View into Sprout – Home of the Sprout Film Festival, Travel Programs & SproutFlix

Listen in as Michelle Fischer talks with Anthony Di Salvo, Founder/Executive Director of Sprout. In 1979 Di Salvo created a travel program for people with disabilities. In 1994 he created Sprout’s Make-A-Movie Program through which he has produced several award-winning films featuring people with developmental disabilities as actors and as subjects of documentaries. In 2003 Di Salvo… Read More

A View into Handicap This!

Listen in as Michelle Fischer, host of A View from My Window, talks with Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach, the duo of Handicap This!. Mike has cerebral palsy and virtually no movement of his arms and legs. In 2001, Tim was hired to be Mike’s one on one aide when Mike was 12 and Tim was 27.  Their two… Read More

A View into the New VR

Listen in to “A View into the New VR” as Michelle talks with Kylee Hope, director of Indiana’s Bureau of Rehabilitation Services and Virginia Bates, transition specialist.  Learn about new directions for vocational rehabilitation in Indiana and how VR can help individuals with disabilities secure and maintain employment. Read More

A View into IPAS

Listen in to learn about IPAS, Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services, as Michelle talks with Dawn Adams, executive director; and Jessica Trimble, director of communications. IPAS, established in 1977, is Indiana’s federally designated Protection and Advocacy system that works to protect, advocate for, and defend the human, legal and civil rights of people with disabilities. Read More

A View into the Erskine Green Training Institute

Listen in to learn all that you have been wanting to know about the Erskine Green Training Institute as Michelle Fischer talks with Jeanne Sheets, Director of Marketing & Partner Programs; and Megan Stevenson, Director of Curriculum & Training. Learn about the 8 areas of employment that students can receive training in, how the curriculum is being developed, and a… Read More

A View with Carl Erskine and Steve Green

Listen in as Michelle Fischer talks with Carl Erskine and Steve Green about the Erskine Green Training Institute, a postsecondary program in Muncie, Indiana that will provide vocational training for a variety of jobs in the hotel, food service, and healthcare environments. Many know Carl Erskine for his wonderful career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, as well… Read More

A View into Insurance and ABA Therapy

The parents of a 12-year-old boy with severe autism recently filed a class action lawsuit against insurance company Anthem for refusing to cover the level of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy prescribed by a doctor for their son.  In a letter to the family, Anthem said the therapy was not medically necessary. Listen in as Michelle Fischer talks with Michele… Read More

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