PeerConnect: Entrepreneurship & Disability

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with disabilities are self-employed at a rate nearly twice that of their nondisabled peers. Our guest Chris Triebes, owner of The Congregation Event Promotion business from Peacock Original's Born for Business and Jazmine McKinney, licensed esthetician will discuss their journey into entrepreneurship. SPECIAL GUEST: Chris Triebes Chris …
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PeerConnect: Body Appreciation & Disability

Join us for an engaging conversation on body appreciation, self esteem and disability. Our  guests Disability Justice Activist Ligia Andrade Zúñiga, Registered Dietitian Shelley Wood, and Sex Educator Rafe Eric Biggs will discuss what body dysmorphia is, how it relates to disability, and ways to navigate through body image issues.  SPECIAL GUEST: Ligia Andrade Zúñiga, …
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PeerConnect: Dads with Disabilities

As we celebrate Father's Day in June, we want to invite you to join a conversation with two incredible dads with disabilities. Kenny Salvini and Blake Perkins will share their journey into becoming a dad and parenting with a disability. SPECIAL GUEST: Kenny SalviniKenny Salvini is a father, husband, writer, community organizer, and C-3-4 quadriplegic …
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PeerConnect: Accessible College

Whether a high school graduate or an adult seeking higher education, navigating the transition to college can be challenging. Join us for a conversation on how to access the skills and tools needed to thrive on a college campus or online. SPECIAL GUESTS: Annie TulkinAnnie Tulkin is the Founder and Director of Accessible College, as …
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PeerConnect: Able Flight

Interested a career in aviation from being a pilot, aircraft dispatcher, light sport repairman, droning, or in aviation management? Able Flight offers training scholarships to people with physical disabilities to pursue their dream. Join us for an enlightening and empowering conversation. SPECIAL GUESTS: Charles Stites Charles Stites founded Able Flight and serves as its executive …
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PeerConnect: ABLE Account Basics

What is an ABLE Account? What are qualified expenses? How much can I save with ABLE? Find out the answers to these questions and more to help you save money without losing benefits.  SPECIAL GUESTS: Stephanie KanterStephanie Kanter works with the Illinois Treasurer’s Office as the Deputy Director of Illinois ABLE, a savings and investment …
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LATINAS UNIDAS: Reunion para Mujeres con Discapacidades

Estás invitada a unirte a nosotros en un grupo de apoyo para mujeres con discapacidades. Este será un espacio donde podrás hacer preguntas y hacer comentarios....además de conocer a otras mujeres como tú y formar amistades. (En español)Esta reunión es presentada por BACKBONES y Women on Wheels NYC.  Registrate Aquí

PeerConnect: Help, Hope, Live

Medical crisis can create a significant financial burden most families cannot meet alone. Learn how Help, Hope, Live can help provide one-on-one fundraising help and more. SPECIAL GUESTS: Sonny MullenSonny Mullen is from the Philadelphia area and spent the first part of her career in New York City working in television. She joined Help Hope …
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PeerConnect: End-of-Year Celebration

Put on your best holiday swag and join us as we celebrate and reflect on this wonderful year of our PeerConnect program. Grab a cocktail, play games and win prizes as we honor our guest speakers and participants for supporting us throughout 2023! Register

PeerConnect: Funding Adaptive Sports Equipment and Experiences

Adaptive sports and experiences play a crucial role in promoting inclusivity, improving physical and mental well-being, and fostering a sense of community for people with disabilities. Join us for this conversation with our friends at Kelly Brush Foundation to learn about participating in adaptive sports programs near you and funding opportunities for equipment and life-changing …
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