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Waves of Awareness - WOA it's A Podcast

Aug 3, 2022

Jimmy Parnel is a self-advocate for Waves and a graduate of the Advocacy in Motion (AIM) program. Through training, education, and advocacy, AIM transforms lives and cultivates independence for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. Jimmy has put in the hard work to have...


Jul 27, 2022

We have a very exciting episode this week! Kathleen Simcoe joins the podcast from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum! Not only does she have an extensive job title but an incredible passion for our field. Listen along as Kathleen talks about her background in Special...


Jul 20, 2022

TV star, Eric Wilson joins us this week to talk about his experience at Special Olympics 2022! Eric and Norris were featured on ESPN multiple times during their time in Orlando for the Special Olympics. Sadly, Norris couldn’t join us for the recording, but we are so proud of him for bringing home several medals...


Jul 13, 2022

We are so excited to have Laura Berry on this week’s episode! Laura is with the Tennessee Employment Pathways Project with Vanderbilt University. Listen along to hear about the difference she is making in the disability community through this research project. Gina Wilson takes part in the conversation and discusses...


Jul 6, 2022

We are so excited about this week’s episode! We sat down with Commissioner Turner from the DIDD office to talk about what’s going on in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Eric and Matt asked hard-hitting questions about superpowers, technology, and how he became the Commissioner of DIDD....