Women Taking the Lead

Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 9am

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Guest:


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Women Taking the Lead

Women Taking the Lead started as a podcast featuring interviews with highly successful women who want to share their journey of finding success with others. Launching in 2015, the podcast has grown quickly.

Upon launching, Women Taking the Lead quickly shot to the #1 position in iTunes New and Noteworthy in three categories: Business, Careers and Society and Culture.

The goal of Women Taking the Lead is to inspire women from humble beginnings to overcome self-doubt so they can lead with confidence, integrity and a sense of humor.

I like to think of Women Taking the Lead as free virtual mentoring for any woman. These mentors know the way, go the way and are showing you the way to find your own success.

This podcast offers a unique opportunity to listen in on what is on the minds of successful women leaders: what were their wake-up calls, how did they develop their leadership style, and what are they doing to continue to advance themselves as leaders within their own organizations and as entrepreneurs.

AgrAbility

Saturday, November 26, 2016 @ 9am

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Guest:

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AgrAbility

The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. For this target audience, “success” may be defined by many parameters, including: gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation; access to appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities; evidence-based information related to the treatment and rehabilitation of disabling conditions; and targeted support for family caregivers of AgrAbility customers. AgrAbility addresses a wide variety of disabling conditions in agriculture, including, but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Back impairments
  • Amputations
  • Brain injury
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Disabling diseases
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Respiratory impairments
  • Head injury

Priorities of AgrAbility

In fulfilling this mission, AgrAbility:

  • Develops service capacity through innovative educational programs designed to advance individual capabilities, adapt new technologies, and deliver program content through appropriate educational venues
  • Encourages networking to facilitate information sharing, the provision of services, and funding from individuals or organizations not employed by AgrAbility
  • Provides direct services to agricultural workers through individual consultations and other means

Farming and Disabilities

Saturday, November 26, 2016 @ 9am

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Guest:

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Tide Mill Organic Farm

A nine generation family farm raising organic meats, milk and vegetables with integrity, values and tradition. Specializing in high quality, certified organic products. Pasture-raised Chicken, Turkey, Pork and Beef. Seedlings, Herbs and Produce…Milk & Ricotta from Pastured Cows. Seasonal Balsam Products.

We are located in Downeast Maine, (Edmunds, to be exact!), and distribute our products throughout the state of Maine.

Hire-A-Vet

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9am

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Guest:

hire-a-vetRiannan Gazillen
Steve Roy

Steven Roy, the newly assigned Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) grew up in Manchester Maine. From 1991 to 1993 attended Southern Maine Technical College and graduated with a Associates degree in Criminal Justice. He then joined the Marines as a military Policeman spending 2 years in Japan and 2 years in California before returning to Maine.

Upon returning he joined the Marine Infantry reserves in Topsham Maine for 10 years. In between the reserve time he was a local Police officer for 4 years. In 1996 he rejoined the active duty Marines as a Recruiter and was stationed in Maine for all 4 years.

After talking to a National Guard recruiter in 2000, he then joined the Maine Army National Guard as a recruiter before being assigned as a recruiting supervisor in 2008. In 2013 he was assigned as Senior Operations NCO (Non- Commissioned Officer) until he retired from the military in May of 2015. He did a total of 22 years active duty with another 10 years reserve time.

He graduated from UMA in May this year with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree with a minor in Business. He is married and has 3 children ages 11,16, and 18.

Voc Rehab

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9am

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Guest:

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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, also known as “VR,” is a Department of Labor program that helps people who have disabilities to get and keep a job. VR helps people who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities.

What Is Vocational Rehabilitation?

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, also known as “VR,” is a Department of Labor program that helps people who have disabilities to get and keep a job. VR helps people who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. For more information on eligibility and how to apply see our VR page

Independent Living Services

DVR administers the Independent Living Services Program through a contract with a private agency. The Independent Living Services Program assists people who have significant disabilities to live more independently in their homes and communities.

VR Consumer Handbook

The VR Consumer Handbook provides a plain language explanation of the General VR Program for consumers.

What About VR Services for Students In High School?

For a description of VR services for students, please see this description of Transition Services

Extended Support Programs

The Extended Support Programs (Basic Support and Head Injured Support) provide services to persons with the most severe disabilities in order that they may maintain jobs in community-based supported employment settings gained through their participation in either of the two VR Programs the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services offers.

DVR State Rehabilitation Council

The Mission of the State Rehabilitation Council is to partner with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the development of state goals, priorities, policy, and practice, and to review and analyze the division’s results and performance in support of securing and maintaining employment, through a process of informed choice, for individuals with disabilities.