Becoming Wildly Resilient: Well-Being for All
Lindsey Mullis and Morgan Turner, program director and program education assistant for the Kentucky Inclusive Health Collaborative at the UK Human Development Institute, joined host Jakob Hester this month to talk about the intersection of well-being and disability. In addition to the knowledge they bring from their professional roles, Lindsey is a parent of a child experiencing disability, and Morgan experiences both cognitive and physical disabilities. You’ll hear their stories and learn what disability is and how to talk about it; what people often get wrong about disability and why those assumptions can be problematic; and how we can help create more inclusive environments and become better allies for those with disabilities.
Mentioned in this Episode
- Related Episodes:
- UK Human Development Institute (HDI) Links:
Video Series: “Morgan’s Musings” hosted by Morgan Turner
- Episode 7: “Parent Advocate with Lindsey Mullis”
- Definition: World Health Organization (WHO) on disability
- Community Organization: Special Olympics Kentucky
- Video: “My Sister Caroline” adoption story
- TED Talk: “Mainstreaming Disability” with Paralympian and wheelchair tennis champion Dylan Alcott
- Learning Resources: "Learn the Signs. Act Early." a KIHC resiliency program
- Disparity Factors: social determinants of health and their impact on health, well-being, and quality of life
- Definition and Explanation: universal design
- The New York Times Article: “For Disabled Workers, a Tight Labor Market Opens New Doors” by Ben Casselman
Recommended Resources to Learn More about Disability:
- Network: Best Buddies
- Network: Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network (KY-SPIN)
- Network: Kentucky’s Assistive Technology Services Network
- Camp: Camp No Limits
- Sports League: The Toyota Bluegrass Miracle League
- Guide: Kentucky recreation guide from KHIC
- Ted Talk: “I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much” with Stella Young
- Movie: “Dolphin Tale”
Playlist: A Wildly Resilient Playlist available on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music
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- Transcript: You can view the episode transcript here.
- Correction: When discussing person-first versus identity-first language, Lindsey recognized that she accidentally swapped the terms at one point. She provided the following link to help clarify: "Ask a Self-Advocate: The Pros and Cons of Person-First and Identity-First Language"
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