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Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor – Chip Lutz

Join host Join Wayne Connell, CEO and Founder of the Invisible Disabilities Association as he speaks with Chip Lutz, Chair of AATH’s Annual Humor Conference and retired Lt Commander, USN, and leadership expert. Learn about the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, their annual humor conference and why humor plays a role in everything from success in business to a way to cope with trauma.

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Stiff Person Syndrome Research Foundation – Tara Zier

Join host Jess Stainbrook, IDA’s VP & Executive Director with Tara Zier, Founder, CEO & President of the Stiff Person Syndrome Research Foundation who also lives with Stiff Person Syndrome. Award winning, renowned singer, Celine Dion has recently become public about her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome.

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Superbowl 58 with Dr Oz and Health Corps

Join host Jess Stainbrook, IDA’s VP & Executive Director at Superbowl 58 with Dr. Mehmet Oz, world renowned heart surgeon, Founder of HealthCorps, Professor Emeritus of Columbia University, & 9 times Emmy Award winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show.” along with Tom Groom of the NFL Alumni Association.

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Superbowl 58 with DeAndre Carter on Type 1 Diabetes

Join host Jess Stainbrook, IDA’s VP & Executive Director at Superbowl 58 with DeAndre Carter, Las Vegas Raiders Wide Receiver, as they discuss Type 1 Diabetes along with Kristian Hurley, SVP of Programs, Advocacy and Health Equity of Beyond Type 1.

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Impossible to Possible with Author, Sue Stevenson

Join host Jess Stainbrook, IDA’s VP & Executive Director along with Sue Stevenson who is a Professionally Certified Coach, author of Impossible to Possible: Neurostrategies for Healing, Humor and a Reimagined Life, a sought after speaker and expert in Humor with a certificate in the science of happiness, a photographer, an advocate for humanizing the workplace, encouraging optimal brain health and fostering a Mindset of Choice, former International Human Resources Executive and more!

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Ret Col Chris Kolenda – Fallen Hero Honor Bicycle Ride

Join Wayne Connell, CEO and Founder of the Invisible Disabilities Association as he speaks with retired US Army Colonel Chris Kolenda about his Fallen Hero Honor Bicycle Ride of over 1,689 miles in 2022.

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Rediscovering Life with CVID with Mike Strausbaugh

Join host Jess Stainbrook, IDA’s VP & Executive Director along with Mike Strausbaugh, TEDx Speaker, College Professor, Music Mentor, Jazz & Classical Guitarist, Witty Chap and Survivor living with a rare disease called CVID (Common Variable Immunodeficiency).

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Don’t Settle for the New Normal with Bianca Lopes

Join host Jess Stainbrook, IDA’s VP & Executive Director with Identity expert, author and speaker Bianca Lopes.

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What is Invisible Disabilities Television?

Join Wayne Connell, CEO and Founder of the Invisible Disabilities Association along with Jess Stainbrook, IDA’s VP & Executive Director as they share about why IDA is launching Invisible Disabilities Television! Learn about the past, now and the future of IDA.

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Thriving with Chronic Illness Lisa Sniderman

Join host, Kellie Pokrifka and she converses with Lisa Sniderman, aka Aoede, an award-winning, quirky, folk-pop artist, playwright, filmmaker, author and disabled artist advocate from San Francisco. Lisa has been honored with more than 100 accolades and awards for her songwriting, audiobooks, films, stage plays, voiceover and books all while suffering from a rare autoimmune disease: dermatomyositis (DM), a progressive muscle weakness disease.

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Disability Advocate Jake Stimell

Join host, Kellie Pokrifka as she interviews former IDA intern, Jake Stimel. Jake helps leaders, and their organizations (nonprofits, corporations, governments and educational institutions) to be even more successful, through the power of including people with disabilities. He knows that organizations are stronger and more profitable when they employ and market to people with disabilities and their loved ones.

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Tourette syndrome with William and Tanya Atkins

Host Kellie Pokrifka interviews William Atkins and his mother Tanya Atkins. Learn more about living with Tourette syndrome from the perspective of the individual and his caregiver!

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Pain and Integrative Medicine with Dr Peter Abaci

Host, Kellie Pokrifka interviews Peter Abaci, MD, one of the world’s leading experts on pain and integrative medicine. Dr Abaci is the author of numerous acclaimed books including “Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain” and “Conquer Your Chronic Pain.” Dr Abaci is the Medical Director and Co-Founder of the renowned Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center.

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Chronic Migraine Advocate – Beth Morton PhD

Host Kellie Pokrifka interviews Beth Morton PhD has lived with migraines for more than 20 years, but it became a daily in 2016. Beth has a blog that she sporadically remembers to update, called “The Counterfactual Brain”, a nod to her research background. Beth has a PhD. in research and evaluation, so combining migraine advocacy with research literacy has become a key area of interest for her.

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Paralympian, Veteran, Speaker – John Register

Join host, Wayne Connell, IDA’s CEO and founder, as he is inspired by John Register, Paralympian Silver Medalist, Veteran, Speaker, Author. John is a two-time Paralympian, Paralympic Games Silver Medalist, Persian Gulf War veteran, and TEDx Motivational Speaker. John embraced a “new normal” in becoming an amputee following a misstep over a hurdle while training for the 1996 Olympic Games, after participation in two consecutive Olympic trials.

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The Trauma Code with Doug Smith

Join host, Kellie Pokrifka, with Doug Smith – Former NHL Player. Doug, author of “The Trauma Code” & “Thriving in Transition”, is a thought leader on the impact of workplace induced emotional trauma. An accomplished keynote speaker & communicator, Doug presents a trauma management model he developed to address emotional trauma at work and to help to maximize human performance.

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Mindfulness with Holly Zajur

Join host Kellie Pokrifka as she interviews Holly Zajur on how to use mindfulness to get through life’s struggles. Holly is also dedicated to sharing the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to address stress and enhance wellness in the workplace.