Amplify Inclusion

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S01. Episode 1: An Open Opportunity

“For people with disabilities, lack of opportunity is a common barrier.” When opportunities are accessible, we all benefit. Learn about Amil’s story - he started out as a program participant at Aspire, became an employed team member and is now helping to reinvent our organization’s approach to remote work. This episode is part of the Season 1 Series: ‘Workplace Transformation Starts Small’. Listen now or download the full transcript. 

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This episode was produced by Aspire Inclusive Solutions and engineered, edited and mixed by Subframe Sound with music courtesy of Nealle DiPaolo.

S01. Episode 2: A Responsive Leader

“If we’re asking companies to do it, we should be willing to do it too.” A responsive leader takes ownership and acts in order to move a mission forward. Aspire CEO Jim Kales discusses the importance of living the vision, his choice to hire an individual with disabilities as his Executive Assistant and why other leaders should do the same. This episode is part of the Season 1 Series: ‘Workplace Transformation Starts Small’. Listen now or download the full transcript.

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This episode was produced by Aspire Inclusive Solutions and engineered, edited and mixed by Subframe Sound with music courtesy of Nealle DiPaolo.

S01. Episode 3: A Powerful Partnership (Part 1)

"A natural progression is to start with laying a foundation." Partners are critical to our mission and they begin with committed leaders. Brad Nardick, CEO of The Bazaar Inc., and Beth Forde, Director of Aspire Community Employment, tell the story of their partnership, how it began and what has made it successful. This episode is part of the Season 1 Series: ‘Workplace Transformation Starts Small’. Listen now or download the full transcript.

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This episode was produced by Aspire Inclusive Solutions and engineered, edited and mixed by Subframe Sound with music courtesy of Nealle DiPaolo.

S01. Episode 4: A Powerful Partnership (Part 2)

"Implementation is where you see the real transformation take place." As partnerships evolve, the positive impact extends outward. Brad Nardick, CEO of The Bazaar Inc., continues to discuss why partnering is worth it and how other companies can take action. Plus, learn about Manny's story - he was employed and quickly promoted through this very same partnership. This episode is part of the Season 1 Series: ‘Workplace Transformation Starts Small’. Listen now or download the full transcript.

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This episode was produced by Aspire Inclusive Solutions and engineered, edited and mixed by Subframe Sound with music courtesy of Nealle DiPaolo.

S02. Episode 1: Stories on Inclusion from Leadership

Meet two local leaders working to advance inclusion through both their professional careers and volunteer advocacy efforts. Hear how mindset plays a role in their work, from inclusive classrooms to inclusive board rooms, and gain insight from their personal stories. Listen now or access the full transcript.

Guests:

  • Risa Jaz Rifkind of ADA 25 Advancing Leadership and the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium
  • Evelyn Polk Green of Chicago Public Schools and the Attention Deficit Disorder Association

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This episode was produced by Aspire Inclusive Solutions and engineered, edited and mixed by Subframe Sound with music courtesy of Nealle DiPaolo.

S02. Episode 2: Conversation Can’t Wait

Evelyn & Risa join the host for a group chat focused on the benefits and challenges of using dialogue as a means for making positive change. Listen now or access the full transcript

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This episode was produced by Aspire Inclusive Solutions and engineered, edited and mixed by Subframe Sound with music courtesy of Nealle DiPaolo.

S02. Episode 3: Stories on Inclusion in Arts & Culture

Meet two local accessibility advocates working to advance inclusion in the arts and culture arena. Hear how mindset plays a role in the work of institutions, both internally and externally, and gain insight from their personal stories. Listen now or access the full transcript.

 Guests:

  • Hillary Pearson of the Harris Theater for Music & Dance
  • Charlotte “Chuck” Gruman of Ember

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This episode was produced by Aspire Inclusive Solutions and engineered, edited and mixed by Subframe Sound with music courtesy of Nealle DiPaolo.

S02. Episode 4: Conversation Builds Bridges

Hillary & Chuck join the host for a group chat focused on the benefits and challenges of using dialogue as a means for making positive change. Listen now or access the full transcript

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This episode was produced by Aspire Inclusive Solutions and engineered, edited and mixed by Subframe Sound with music courtesy of Nealle DiPaolo.

S02. Episode 5: Stories on Inclusion in Education

Meet two local educational professionals working to advance inclusion by transforming the way kids learn about disability. Hear how mindset plays a role in their work, both inside the classroom and out, and gain insight from their personal stories. Listen now or access the full transcript.

Guests:

  • Katy Fattelah of The Nora Project
  • Kerry Duffey of West Chicago School District 33

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This episode was produced by Aspire Inclusive Solutions and engineered, edited and mixed by Subframe Sound with music courtesy of Nealle DiPaolo.

S02. Episode 6: Conversation Is Transformative

Katy & Kerry join the host for a group chat focused on the benefits and challenges of using dialogue as a means for making positive change. Listen now or access the full transcript

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This episode was produced by Aspire Inclusive Solutions and engineered, edited and mixed by Subframe Sound with music courtesy of Nealle DiPaolo.

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