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.

Matt and Sam are back at it, again! This time they came prepared with music to sing and an idea for a song to collaborate on. We catch up with Sam Blasko and what she’s been up to with her music career since the last time she was a guest on the podcast. As you know, Matt is a huge fan of country music – he requested a sing-along with Sam this time around. Listen along as Matt and Sam share the mic to deliver more of their musical talent.

Are you a big fan of Sam Blasko? Of course, you are! Listen to her music at https://open.spotify.com/artist/3WrPj3JigN2gPIc2hFFbYu.

Listen to Cowboys Don’t Change at https://open.spotify.com/album/5I3F5XrX1yh9bLDVlG1B6K.

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 this streaming service. Got an idea for a guest, email us at podcast@wavesinc.com.

Waves, Inc., Waves of Awareness and Spread the Positive do not own the rights to music by Lady A or Rachel LaRen.

This week Trent (Spread the Positive) sits down with a couple of Waves board members. Christy Webb and Rebekah Zeitlin talk with Trent and Staci about their experience of serving on Waves board. We couldn’t be more thankful for their support and effort. Listen along to hear what it’s like to serve on a board for a non-profit!

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 this streaming service. Got an idea for a guest, email us at podcast@wavesinc.com.

This week we catch up with Eric and his father, John Nelson. These two have qualified to participate on the Special Olympics Golf team, accompanied by another person supported by Waves, Norris! The boys talk with Matt about what they’ve been doing to prepare for the 10-day tournament in Orlando, FL. We also hear about what they are most looking forward to at the tournament! Matt reminisces with John about the times they trained together when Matt participated in the Special Olympics.

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 this streaming service. Got an idea for a guest, email us at podcast@wavesinc.com.

Waves of Awareness is back with Season Two! We are so excited for this season and what’s to come. We will have even more co-hosts and guest speakers this time around! Listen in as Eric and Matt talk about their favorite moments of Season One. Gina, Staci, Chris, and Trent (Spread the Positive) sit alongside Eric and Matt to discuss their favorite moments and what they are excited about, this coming season. Tune in and enjoy!

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 this streaming service. Got an idea for a guest, email us at podcast@wavesinc.com.