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OCALI Family Center’s weekly podcast

Hear from people with disabilities, their families, friends, coworkers and neighbors. You’ll hear about everyday life, passions, interests, opinions. You’ll be inspired, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry (or at least we did), but more importantly you’ll better understand what life is like…from our perspective. Click here for transcript.


Here you'll find what OCALI staff and Advisory Board members are reading, watching and listening to, and what they have to say on a number of topics.

Kelli Yeagley

Staff Picks Featuring Kelli Yeagley

January, 2018

Kelli Yeagley works as a project assistant supporting the Autism Certification Center and Online Learning Center. As an autistic/disabled person herself, she focuses much of her work on community outreach and disability education, resource development, and inclusion/accessibility advocacy. Here are Kelli’s picks:

Season 2 of ABC’s sitcom Speechless is back! The show follows the everyday life of JJ Dimeo, a teenager with Cerebral Palsy, his family, direct support professional, Kenneth, fellow high school students and educators. While there is a lot of work still to be done in terms of authentic disability representation in media — casting actor Mika Fowler in the lead role as well as featuring guest stars including OCALICON’s 2016 Keynote Speaker, comedian, author, and Youtube personality, Zach Anner, both of whom have Cerebral Palsy, is a great step in the right direction.

I have just finished reading On The Edge of Gone a sci-fi/fantasy novel that follows sixteen year old Denise, who is autistic, as she and her family navigate the aftermath of a devastating comet impact. The book is written by Corinne Davis, an autistic and otherwise disabled author.