Fetal Alcohol: You’ve got to fight… for your rights!

Human rights, especially caregivers rights, was not something
that I paid so much attention to – to be honest… but after my
conversation with Dr. Gordon Atherley, host of Family Caregivers Unite!,
I believe it’s incumbent upon me to learn more and do more in this area.

I’m a newbie when it comes to human rights but Dr. G sure isn’t.
Not only does he belong in the next League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
movie, but he also does the following:

Dr. Gordon Atherley, docg@familycaregiversunite.org, is host, founder
and owner of Family Caregivers Unite! – the Internet Radio talk show that
empowers family caregivers by amplifying their voice, spreading their vision,
and publicizing their value. Dr. Gordon provides information which is trustworthy,
understandable and useful; that is broadcast on the Empowerment and Variety channels of
VoiceAmerica, the world’s largest producer of original Internet talk radio programming.

VoiceAmerica reported, as of October 28, 2013, reached over 720,000 listeners.
Prior to retiring from medical practice, his medical specialties were occupational
medicine and public health. He’s chaired a university department and been an author,
elected politician, and air force pilot.

Needles to say this guy knows what he’s talking about… so have a look see for yourself.

What a great guy! I want to thank the good doctor for taking the time
to share his great insight with me so I could share it with all you.

If you want to be a guest on Dr. Gordon’s show, just send me a message
and I can forward it to the good doctor.

CALL To Action
Have you ever been in a situation where you felt
as if your rights were violated?? If so, share in the
comments below.


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  1. Hi Jeff, Just watched the interview with Doctor Gordon and loved it! He certainly speaks to the need of professionals in all sectors, especially education and justice to become aware of the needs of those living on the spectrum. In fact, not only their needs, but their human rights. They have the right to not be discriminated, stigmatized or prejudiced against based on their disability! This would include getting a job, finding a place to live or getting the supports that they need in order to succeed to the best of their ability. I feel that the interview has helped me to increase my conversational and fact “arsenal” so that I can be a better advocate for those living on the spectrum.

    I will definitely try to tune into Voice America, thanks for sharing and caring!

  2. Hi Jeff,
    I really appreciated this interview with Dr Gordon. I cried because it fits with what I have been going through with my teen and school.Keep doing what you are doing.

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