The intention of this podcast is to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the opportunity to be heard in everyday scenarios. The goal of the podcast is to cover topics specific to people with disabilities by talking WITH them, not ABOUT them. 

This podcast is made possible by the support from Spread The Positive, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and TN’s Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Listen to Season One on AmazonApple, or Spotify.

Episode Two – Waves of Awareness has a special announcement! WOA will be bringing Johnny Sunshine and Beth Hughes in as rotating co-hosts for Season Three! Matt “Man” Moore is pursuing his musical talents this fall by joining Backlight Studio’s Glee Club and sadly will be unavailable for most of the season. Waves is so excited for Matt and can’t wait to see him perform in the Glee Club! WOA is excited to introduce Beth and Johnny as more frequent co-hosts this season to bring different conversations to the podcast! Listen along to catch up with Mr. Sunshine and hear exciting new stories from Beth and the bombshell she dropped on us about Keith Urban!
Waves on Wheel is thrilled to introduce Ms. Vonda in this week’s segment! Vonda lives in Fairview and is a long-time participant of Waves. Vonda has an incredible personality and was excited to share stories of her time at Waves and to share a few of her favorite activities.
This podcast is made possible through partnerships with Spread the Positive, TN’s Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Community Foundation of Middle TN. If you like what you hear, share it with a friend and leave a review on any streaming service. Got an idea for a guest, email us at podcast@wavesinc.com.
Episode One – Welcome back to Season Three! WOA is kicking this season off with one of our favorite co-hosts, Matt “Man” Moore, and special guests Dana and Brent Bythewood! Waves has a long-time relationship with the Bythewoods; it all started when their daughter, Emily Hope, went through our Early Learning Program. We are so excited to have Dana and Brent on to share a piece of their story and announce all the exciting things they are a part of!  
 
Mark your calendars for upcoming events! You can support two incredible organizations on September 15th. Waves is hosting our annual fall fundraiser, Brews & Grooves at Curio Brewing Co. at 6:00 pm. Join us for our first-ever writers round, featuring Sam Blasko, Rachel LaRen, and individuals supported by Waves. Penn Station will be donating 21% of its profits from September 15th to the Extra Mile being put on by the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT).  
 
DSMAT organizes The Extra Mile to celebrate and support individuals with Down syndrome and their families and to promote understanding and acceptance of those with Down syndrome. The Extra Mile will be the largest Down syndrome awareness event in the state and their primary source of funding for their programs. Make sure to support team #Emily‘sArmy. This year The Extra Mile will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 175 Peyton Road, Lebanon, TN 37087, on the grounds of the Wilson County Fairgrounds.
 
Make a donation or sign up for the Extra Mile at https://www.ds-stride.org/theextramile
 
This podcast is made possible through partnerships with Spread the Positive, TN’s Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Community Foundation of Middle TN. If you like what you hear, share it with a friend and leave a review on any streaming service. Got an idea for a guest, email us at podcast@wavesinc.com.
 
Links referenced in the episode – Season One, Episode 14. https://wavesofawareness.libsyn.com/