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S2 Ep10

Youth With Disabilities and the Resource Gap

Aired: 20/04/2023

Reporter credits:

Cody Boston
Vicky Dìaz-Camacho
D. Rashaan Gilmore

1 minute read

While funded programs in Missouri exist to guide youth with disabilities entering young adulthood, families still struggle to find what they need because of barriers such as time, income and paperwork. Kansas City parents say programs are hard to find and systems are confusing. In this episode, families and disability experts outline challenges they face and what they wish existed.

Flatland Follow-Up

Flatland in Focus host, @rashaanrashaan, has a moving conversation with Shacara Pearson, a local woman navigating life with cerebral palsy about what it’s like living with a developmental disability.

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