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Episode 25 – Bill Krebs: Speaking Up on Intellectual Disability

Published: Thursday December 14, 2023

Pushing Forward with Alycia | A Disability Podcast

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Bill Krebs Lights the Way for Disability Advocacy

Get ready for a conversation that will ignite your own inner advocate! In this episode of “Pushing Forward with Alycia,” Alycia Anderson welcomes Bill Krebs, a Philadelphia powerhouse who’s been fighting for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities for over two and a half decades. Bill’s story isn’t just one of personal triumph over challenges, it’s a roadmap for systemic change paved with passion, grit, and a whole lot of heart.

Join us as Bill dives into:

  • From hurdles to hero: How Bill turned personal struggles into fuel for advocacy, becoming a champion for himself and countless others.
  • Keystone champion: A peek inside Bill’s role as Advocacy Coordinator at Keystone Human Services, where he empowers individuals to find their voices.
  • Self-advocacy on steroids: Bill cracks the code on navigating the world of intellectual disability with confidence and self-determination.
  • Jobs, dreams, and realities: We explore the ever-evolving landscape of employment for people with intellectual disabilities, tackling both triumphs and challenges head-on.

Bill’s story isn’t just about policy and progress.

It’s sprinkled with humor, heartwarming anecdotes, and the kind of wisdom that comes from living life to the fullest. Get ready to feel inspired by Bill’s unrelenting belief in the power of self-advocacy and the fight for equal rights.

“You label jars, not people”

As Bill so eloquently puts it, capturing the core of his advocacy – to see beyond labels and recognize the individual. His story is a reminder of the power of self-belief and the need for empathetic understanding in our society. This conversation is more than just an episode; it’s a call to action.

Tune in, get fired up!

Join Bill and Alycia in pushing forward for a world where everyone, regardless of ability, can reach their full potential.

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