Grant the Eco-Friendly Reporter
It's April 2020 and we have been hit with the COVID-19 pandemic!
Most of us are stuck at home learning new skills: A hobby (new or old), Language, How to cut hair, Removing our fake fingernails, Planting our own food, Re-inventing our future, etc.
Grant Maniér, The Eco-Friendly Reporter, has learned to zoom chat and he's reporting people's stories.
He's reporting what's happening throughout our special needs communities.
Do you have a story to share? Keep your story and business brand visible.
Grant video chat's from all over the world!
Stay tuned for more "What's Happening!” videos.
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Dr. Temple Grandin
12 years of friendship with my friend Temple.
Dr. Grandin became a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior. She has also appeared on National TV shows such as Larry King Live, 20/20, Sixty Minutes, Fox and Friends, and she has a 2010 TED talk. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. HBO made an Emmy Award-winning movie about her life.
The Dyslexie Font (Dyslexia)
A font to help struggling readers enjoy reading.
Grant interviews Christian Boer, from the Netherlands.
He's the creator of the Dyslexie Font, which continues to grow in popularity. Grant uses the font in his books and has seen for himself how this font has changed people's lives.
Books using the font can be read by everyone. Those with reading challenges can read these books comfortably.
Find out how you can have your own dyslexie font.
Dr. Derrick Mitchell joins Grant and Julie in a recent interview regarding the corona virus. An informative interview discussing how and when will this all be over!
Also, introducing the new release of their upcoming book:
ZOO CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Through the creative imagination of Julie Coy and the artful expression from Grant Maniér, these two creative geniuses put a spin on disabilities and show the world that being different is MORE than we imagined!
with Grant and Bryan Mishler
Thank you Bryan Mischler from the Treffert Center for your time and expertise. Grant had the pleasure to sit down and zoom with Bryan. Learning about the Treffert Center Media program and exchanging zoom skills. Grant shares a tip that SAVES him memorizing his scripts...valuable!
Disability Resources (Texas)
Family to Family Network helps individuals with disabilities and their family members define and achieve success for themselves and their loved ones. Through guidance and training of parents and young adults, we transform lives by helping them discover possibilities, see the potential when others see barriers, and advocate for what they need to achieve their dreams. By changing attitudes and mindsets about disabilities, our organization changes lives to make sure every individual gets to live THEIR best life.
Tourette Syndrome and COVID-19
Grant's special guest today is Adam Farris. Adam is the owner of Younique Abilities an organization helping others with disabilities market and sell their products.
Adam also works at Walmart and recently just battled the COVID-19 himself.
We are all grateful Adam took the right measures to take care of himself. A man who knows taking care of yourself also means taking care of others.
That is what Adam does in his business, employment and personal life.
Thank you Adam.
Do you wonder if the zoo animals are living a "NEW NORMAL" too?
Grant had the pleasure to chat with Roger Torbert, Vice President of Education at the Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama.
Roger answers questions about the zoo and the animals during this health crisis. Watch this interview and find out how our zoo friends have been responding to the zoo being closed and how they are now ready to see their people friends.
To learn about zoos across the country, visit https://www.AZA.org.