Shawna Robinson has traveled pretty much all over the world and in the time has gotten some experiences and memories that many of us can only dream about! But what she found out about herself that only a local journey can share gave her more awareness than any other place or country she could visit. First we learned about her travel, and now we learn about the young woman that is Shawna, what she deals with on a daily basis, and how she had to fight to get answers and is still working on that today. The final installment of April Awareness Month is all about medical diagnosis and not accepting "I don't know" as an answer
Continuing April Awareness Month, here is my interview with proud mother and Autism Advocate Danna Schaubel conducted at a fine establishment, the Fox & Feather Pub and Grill in downtown Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
Danna is the mother of a beautiful 7 year old, Melanie, who is on the autism spectrum. I talked to Danna about coming to Ottawa for the yearly Autism On the Hill that takes place every April on Parliament Hill and what her goals were this year. We discuss her thoughts on current government funding for autism programs (or lack thereof), and what others can do to help raise awareness and make changes, whether they are or have children on the spectrum or not. I was very proud to have her on the show and hear her story. I hope you enjoy it like I did and get a little insight into her world and her daily life. Below are some links she mentions in the show. Thanks for listening!
Ontario Autism Coalition on Facebook
Autism on the Hill
The Fox & Feather Pub & Grill
Music featured in the show by the one and only Matthew Johnston
On this week's episode of the Nobodies Are Somebodies podcast, it's focused on continuing April awareness month, and this week it's a tribute to National Volunteer Week, with my unpaid agent Denise Hawken who runs a Volunteer Program at her paid job, and she talks about what happens during this full 7 days of recognition for her volunteers, and what Volunteer Week really means to her and the staff she manages
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I was Live on location at Mavericks in Ottawa Ontario Canada, for the premiere launch party of Jason Lacombe's LoneWolf Productions event, where he had several DJs on scene for a dance party to celebrate the launch of his new venture. I was proud to be on hand along with my unpaid agent Denise Hawken to record some video, get some pics of the event and the man himself, and even an exclusive spin from "DJ White Rabbit" at his home before the event, which he prepared exclusively for this podcast episode. I was even lucky to score a quick bonus interview with David, who originally was a part of the LoneWolf company but bowed out in its in infant stages. Find out some of his story here.
For photos and video of the event and pre-party, check out the Instagram page @sebcamco for all the exclusive content. My thanks to Jason and his whole crew for letting the Nobodies Are Somebodies podcast be a part of this event!