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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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The Phillips Programs – Debbie Alexander

(June 14, 2018) Catherine Read interviews Debbie Alexander, Director of Development for The Phillips Programs. For the past 50 years Phillips has served the needs of individuals with emotional and behavioral problems and their families through education, family support services, community education and advocacy. Phillips is a private non-profit organization that serves the needs of…

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Crossover Legislative Update – VA. General Assembly

(Feb. 12, 2018) Catherine Read speaks with several advocates to look at where their legislation is headed during the 2018 VA General Assembly. February 14 marked “crossover”, which was the halfway point of the General Assembly session. The bills that made their way through the House will “crossover” to the Senate, and the bills in…

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ARC of Northern Virginia with Lucy Beadnell – Your Need to Know

(May 2017) Catherine Read talks with Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy for The ARC of Northern Virginia, about the programs and services they provide to people in our community with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The ARC is celebrating 55 years of supporting the IDD community in our region and continues to add programs, services and…

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The Arc of Northern Virginia – Supporting our IDD Community

Catherine Read discusses the needs of Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Virginians with Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy for the Arc of Northern Virginia. The topics range from Medicaid Wavers to education, job training and employment opportunities, the Department of Justice Settlement with Virginia, and the school to prison pipeline which disproportionately over represents those in…

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