The Power of Disability

The Power of Disability: A Podcast Series


Host Al Etmanski brings us enlightening conversations, featuring guests with disabilities who have been influential in arts, activism, science, and more. This series is a continuation of the work Al has shared in the book, The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World, which reveals that people with disabilities are the invisible force that has shaped history.

Listen to our Below the Radar interview with Al Etmanski to hear more about his intentions for the series.

Series Episodes

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About the Host

Al Etmanski

Al Etmanski is a community organizer, social entrepreneur, and author. He’s been a parent activist in the disability world since his daughter Liz was born. 

He led the closure of institutions and segregated schools in British Columbia, and founded Canada’s first Family Support Institute. In 1989 he co-founded Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) with his wife Vickie Cammack. While at PLAN he lobbied into existence the world’s first Disability Savings Plan.

Al is a global Ashoka fellow and a member of John McKnight’s Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) network. He has received many awards for his activism including the Order of Canada and the Big Picture award from his peers in the disability movement.

About the Theme Music

Todd Oseki

The theme music for The Power of Disability podcast is “There is Nothing Wrong with Me, Epilepsy” by Todd Oseki. Thank you to Todd for generously offering us the use of this piece.

Todd Oseki is a man with a passion for music, singing and songwriting. He has written, co-written, and recorded several songs throughout the years. He has a rare complex, degenerative medical condition. Although he is no longer able to sing or write he remains very passionate about music.

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