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OUR PODCAST: A POTPOURRI OF  People

A Potpourri of People:

Transforming the way we think about disabilities.

Even though Hope Services has been around since 2003, founder Cindy Bray has been an advocate for people living with disabilities for the last 45 years.  Throughout her personal journey of raising a daughter who lives with disabilities as well as her professional experience, Cindy has come to understand the value and potential of every individual in the workplace and community, no matter who they are.  This is where she has coined the phrase that we are all a “potpourri of people,” and it is when we recognize the value in each other that we begin to discover ourselves. 

This Podcast, A Potpourri of People: Transforming the Way We Think About Disabilities, is all about creating an open dialogue about how to engage with the idea of disabilities. Living what disabilities can be challenging, and it can be especially hard if you’re a parent, caretaker, or friend of a loved one living with disabilities. We want this podcast to encourage and empower YOU, the parent, guardian, or friend of a loved one living with disabilities to help them discover their potential.

Hosted by Cindy Bray, founder of Hope Services–Florida’s premier vocational service provider for people living with disabilities.

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6. Innovating During A Pandemic – w/ Guest James Sutherland

6. Innovating During A Pandemic – w/ Guest James Sutherland

Cindy and Nicole talk with Community Consultant, James Sutherland, about discovering new ways to find solutions to the challenges of COVID-19. James Sutherland brings his unique perspective on what he is seeing taking place with individuals and organizations around him who have stepped up to bring a positive impact in their communities.

3. Coping During A Time Of Uncertainty

3. Coping During A Time Of Uncertainty

Alison Austin of Hope Services joins us on this episode to talk about mental health and how we can better cope during COVID-19 and other times of isolation and uncertainty.

2. Understanding & Teaching Self-Advocacy

2. Understanding & Teaching Self-Advocacy

How important is it to teach self-advocacy to someone living with disabilities? Cindy Bray and Nicole Woodruff of Hope Services discuss how they have helped teach self-advocacy that has helped them in everyday activities to even completing a successful job interview. Cindy also presents three important aspects of self-advocacy that you, as a parent/guardian/friend of someone living with disabilities can start teaching today.

1. Don’t Give Up

1. Don’t Give Up

Are you a parent, caretaker, or friend of someone living with disabilities? Meet Cindy Bray, the founder of Hope Services, talks about her experience raising a daughter who lives with a disability and how that journey led her to begin Hope Services–a vocational service provider for people living with disabilities. In this podcast, she and Nicole talk discuss some of the challenges that come as a parent and also talk about how to overcome and push through the obstacles that inevitably arise.

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