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Disability Voices

A podcast from Ability Montana

Amplifying the disability experience through the voices of individuals, organizations, and advocates in Montana and beyond.

All Episodes


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Unraveling Obstacles: Occupational Therapy Workshops

05 | Get Connected Series

On this episode of Get Connected Cassie and Kendra sit down with Dr. Janna Sherrill, founder of Unraveling Obstacles in Butte, MT. Unraveling Obstacles features a series of occupational and physical therapy workshops that cover a different topic each week including: safe lifting, transferring, low vision, post partum and more.

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Occupational Therapy

04 | Get Connected Series

On this episode of Get Connected Cassie and Kendra sit down with Tawni Harper, an Occupational Therapist at Lone Peak Physical Therapy in Butte, MT. They discuss the misconceptions of what occupational therapy is and what folks can actually expect from this type of support.

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Ability Montana: Veteran Directed Care

03 | Get Connected Series

On this episode of Get Connected, Cassie and Kendra sit down with Sean to talk about the Veteran Directed Care Program at Ability Montana. They discuss the requirements to receive personal care through the VA and what can be expected of people who would want to become caregivers.

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Ability Montana: Self-Directed Personal Assistance Services

02 | Get Connected Series

On this episode of Get Connected, Cassie and Kendra sit down with Allison to talk about the Self-Directed Personal Assistance Services at Ability Montana. They discuss the requirements to receive personal care and what can be expected of people who would want to become caregivers.

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Ability Montana

01 | Get Connected Series

On the pilot episode of the series Get Connected, Cassie and Kendra talk about Independent Living Services at Ability Montana. They cover what a Center for Independent Living is and describe some of the programs they offer.

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Disability Voices

Trailer | Get Connected Series

Subscribe now to be the first to listen to Ability Montana's new podcast, Disability Voices. Here is a preview of what's to come...

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About Disability Voices


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This podcast is brought to you by Ability Montana, where we amplify the stories that deserve to be heard in this space. We're dedicated to exploring the diverse and empowering narratives of individuals with disabilities.

Each episode will dive into the lives of remarkable people sharing their triumphs, challenges, and unique perspectives. We'll also sit down with service providers, advocates, and experts who are dedicated to creating a more inclusive and accessible world.

So join us as we embark on a journey of empowerment, education, and inclusion. Disability Voices is more than just a podcast. It's a platform for connection and a testament to the incredible strength within the disability community.

Our Hosts

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Cassie Weightman

Independent Living Specialist III


Cassie has had the pleasure of being advocate for the civil rights of people with disabilities at Ability Montana for the past 14 years. Through this work, she is able to work closely with individuals to accomplish their goals, work toward increasing accessibility in the communities that she serves, and basically anything that creates better quality of life and opportunities for people living with disabilities. She's very excited about the podcast and the opportunity it has to get information out to more people.

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Kendra Brown

Independent Living Specialist II


Kendra was born into the Independent Living movement, by having two parents that are strong advocates for people with disabilities. She followed in their footsteps and has been working at Ability Montana for almost three years now. She loves having a job that has the goal of facilitating a more inclusive and accepting community. She's excited to share the podcast, so more people can have access to helpful information.

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