Season Two Episode Six: Ali "Slim" Alabbas
Discovering Disabilities in Dearborn
by Disabilities Research Education and Advocacy Movement (DREAM)
2M ago
To kick off the rest of Season 2, we had the chance to talk with Ali Alabbas. Ali owns a media production company, Insight Media Productions and is a member of the non-profit organization, Talk To Muslims, which focuses on providing support to the local Muslim community and empowering individuals to develop their skills and passions. Along with all of this, he is a loving father to a son with autism and just last year, he and his wife decided to take a life-changing step and go to Panama to get his son stem cell therapy to help treat the symptoms of his autism. Tune in to our mid-season premie ..read more
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Season Two Episode Five: Mayor Abdullah Hammoud
Discovering Disabilities in Dearborn
by Disabilities Research Education and Advocacy Movement (DREAM)
6M ago
For the mid-season finale, we sat down with Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud to discuss what work is being done at the city-level for individuals with disabilities and what we can expect to see in the coming years. Mayor Hammoud comes from a public health background and has worked extensively to advocate for Dearborn and ensure everyone has the resources and accommodations they need to succeed. Listen in to hear our conversation on upcoming changes in the city and the work being done to provide individuals with disabilities more accommodations. Background music: Jazz Music by Bensound https ..read more
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Season Two Episode Four: Amanda Bannoura
Discovering Disabilities in Dearborn
by Disabilities Research Education and Advocacy Movement (DREAM)
8M ago
Amanda Ibrahim Bannoura, a proud mother and passionate writer. Amanda was diagnosed with a learning disability in first grade and because of the lack of awareness and visibility, immediately felt different from her classmates. Listen to Amanda's story to learn more about learning disabilities and better understand the experiences associated with them and how she was able to overcome all this to have a successful career. And tune in for a short excerpt from a book she's working on! Background music: Jazz Music by Bensound https://www.bensound.com/ Promoted by https://bit.ly/2Z816Aa Creative C ..read more
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Season Two Episode Two: Sallah Mohamed
Discovering Disabilities in Dearborn
by Disabilities Research Education and Advocacy Movement (DREAM)
8M ago
Join us for our conversation with Sallah Mohamed, as we discuss how he became a paraplegic doing something he enjoyed and the change that has had on his life - from strengthening his relationships and allowing him to start focusing on the most important things in his life. Background music: Jazz Music by Bensound https://www.bensound.com/ Promoted by https://bit.ly/2Z816Aa Creative Commons — CC BY 4.0 https://goo.gl/9ezBZw ..read more
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Episode 1 - Food, Social Media, and Disabilities
Discovering Disabilities in Dearborn
by Disabilities Research Education and Advocacy Movement (DREAM)
9M ago
In our first episode of the show, we talk with Abe Obeid, better known as Halal Food Junkie, a foodie in the metro Detroit area. Growing up with his twin brother Acky, who has a cognitive disability, has shaped many of Abe's life experiences, including the way he runs his social media pages and his passion for giving back to the community. Our conversation centers around the story of Abe and Acky; their home environment, deep bond growing up, struggles with mental health, suicide, marriage, and much more.  Background music: Jazz Music by Bensound https://www.bensound.com/ Promoted by htt ..read more
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Episode 8 - Hearing Disabilities
Discovering Disabilities in Dearborn
by Disabilities Research Education and Advocacy Movement (DREAM)
9M ago
Mohamad Harb, a graduate student, with a Bachelor's degree in psychology joins us today to talk about his hearing disability. Throughout his childhood Mohamad developed hearing loss and gradually lost his hearing in both of his ears. This has shaped many of his experiences in life and we talk about his school accommodations, the deaf and hearing community, the prevalence of hearing disabilities, and his professional art career. Check out his art page on Instagram @hammoudiharbart. __________________ Background music: Jazz Music by Bensound https://www.bensound.com/ Promoted by https://bit.l ..read more
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Season Two Episode One: Ibrahim Hamed, The Date Predictor
Discovering Disabilities in Dearborn
by Disabilities Research Education and Advocacy Movement (DREAM)
9M ago
In this episode we are joined by Ibrahim Hamed and his mother, Yasmeen. Ibrahim was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and autism early on in his life. In this episode Yasmeen talks about Ibrahim's journey growing up with disabilities. We get to know Ibrahim on a more personal level. Background music: Jazz Music by Bensound https://www.bensound.com/ Promoted by https://bit.ly/2Z816Aa Creative Commons — CC BY 4.0 https://goo.gl/9ezBZw ..read more
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Season Two Episode Three: Danny Anouti
Discovering Disabilities in Dearborn
by Disabilities Research Education and Advocacy Movement (DREAM)
9M ago
In this episode we are joined by Danny Anouti, pharmacist and founder of Panacea Compounding Pharmacy, a pharmacy dedicated to a holistic approach at medicine that creates custom prescriptions to suit each patient's needs. We discuss Danny's Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis at age 15, the effect it had on his life from walking to ultimately founding his own pharmacy to fill the gap he found in patient treatment for autoimmune disorders, like MS. Background music: Jazz Music by Bensound https://www.bensound.com/ Promoted by https://bit.ly/2Z816Aa Creative Commons — CC BY 4.0 https://goo.gl/9ezBZw ..read more
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Episode 5 - Parenting and Disabilities
Discovering Disabilities in Dearborn
by Disabilities Research Education and Advocacy Movement (DREAM)
9M ago
We're joined by Jamila Sareini, a third year medical student, and Hassan Ayoub, an elcectrical engineer, in our latest episode to discuss parenting a newborn with a disability. Their son, Haidar, is now a year old and was born with Down Syndrome, which has caused many changes to their lives and has changed their perspective on things. Our conversation focuses on community resources, advocating for children with disabilities, medical care, and the communitiy's view on parents of children with disabilities. __________________ Background music: Jazz Music by Bensound https://www.bensound.com ..read more
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Episode 9 - Sarah Nassar, Ms. Wheelchair of Michigan
Discovering Disabilities in Dearborn
by Disabilities Research Education and Advocacy Movement (DREAM)
9M ago
For our Season 1 finale we had the pleasure of speaking with Sarah Nassar, a law student at the University of Detroit Mercy and long-time advocate for people with disabilities. Sarah was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age, which has shaped her life and experiences and become a huge advocate for disabilities from working towards better accommodations and inclusivity and one day hoping to enact change through law. Our conversation focuses on the progression of muscular dystrophy, law and disability, accommodations and discrimination in education, travel, advocating for change, and ..read more
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