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Walk In My Shoes Program (WIMS)

 (May 25, 2022) Catherine Read talks with Margaret Behrns, Founder & Director of the Walk In My Shoes Program (WIMS). She started the program in 2015 at the elementary school her daughter attended in Herndon. The program offers fun and interactive activities that teach children ages 4 to 14 about specific disabilities and conditions….

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Trio 111 – Jake Sizemore

(Sep 9, 2019) A special edition of Inside Scoop featuring the band Trio 111: Jake Sizemore, Kevin Bull, and Shane Woldow. Trio 111 performs 4 original songs. In between performances, Catherine Read talks with Jake’s parents, Rachna Sizemore Heizer and Craig Heizer, about the role his autism diagnosis has played in the development of his…

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City Center NOVA – Inclusive Housing

(April 22, 2019) Catherine Read sits down with Paula Manion of the City Center NOVA Steering Committee and Larysa Krautz, Chief of Staff for Melwood, an organization that creates thousands of jobs annually for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. There are many challenges for adults with IDD,…

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Ellen Graham – Cameron’s Coffee and Chocolates – Every1CanWork

(July 11, 2018) Catherine Read sits down with Ellen Graham of Every1 Can Work and Cameron’s Coffee and Chocolates. Every1 Can Work is a non-profit dedicated to providing permanent employment opportunities for young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Over 84% of young adults with cognitive disabilities are unemployed, but not unemployable. Graham and her…

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Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates Celebrates their 1st Year

(October 1, 2014) Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates celebrated their first year in business! A non-profit enterprise that was created to employ intellectually and developmentally disabled young adults, they now have 4 full-time and 6 part-time IDD employees on staff. It’s been a great year of many “firsts” and the community of Fairfax City has embraced…

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