A Second Opinion: The Voice of Your Future Doctors (A2O)

Episode #3 - Rising Up Strong (Christine Chilaka)

September 27, 2019 Season 1
A Second Opinion: The Voice of Your Future Doctors (A2O)
Episode #3 - Rising Up Strong (Christine Chilaka)
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A Second Opinion: The Voice of Your Future Doctors (A2O)
Episode #3 - Rising Up Strong (Christine Chilaka)
Sep 27, 2019 Season 1
Habeeb Suara

Current M2 and Founder/President of Rising Up Strong (an organization that focuses on health and wellness for children with intellectual & developmental disabilities) Christine Chilaka joins the podcast to tell her story, how she started her organization, and why the work she does is so important

  • Introduction: 
    • Who is Christine Chilaka? 
    • How did you get to where you are sitting right now? 
  • Rising Up Strong
    • What is Rising Up Strong?
    • How did you become interested in working with children with disabilities?
    • What has kept the program going?
    • What has been the most rewarding part?
    • Eat for Change campaign
  • Education & Stigma
    • What do you think are the most misunderstood things about children with disabilities?
    • What role do you think *education* (both health & gen ed) has on improving their physical and emotional well-being?
    • What role do you think the *education system* (i.e. schools) has on improving their physical and emotional well-being
    • Do you think we as a society too often try to define who these children can do or be, and if so, do you think that has destructive effect on their growth and development?
  • Closing
    • How can people become more involved/more knowledgeable about the IDD community?
    • Let’s fast forward 10 years; where can we expect to find Dr. Christine Chilaka? 
    • Where can we follow you? How can we support Rising Up Strong?


Show Notes

Current M2 and Founder/President of Rising Up Strong (an organization that focuses on health and wellness for children with intellectual & developmental disabilities) Christine Chilaka joins the podcast to tell her story, how she started her organization, and why the work she does is so important

  • Introduction: 
    • Who is Christine Chilaka? 
    • How did you get to where you are sitting right now? 
  • Rising Up Strong
    • What is Rising Up Strong?
    • How did you become interested in working with children with disabilities?
    • What has kept the program going?
    • What has been the most rewarding part?
    • Eat for Change campaign
  • Education & Stigma
    • What do you think are the most misunderstood things about children with disabilities?
    • What role do you think *education* (both health & gen ed) has on improving their physical and emotional well-being?
    • What role do you think the *education system* (i.e. schools) has on improving their physical and emotional well-being
    • Do you think we as a society too often try to define who these children can do or be, and if so, do you think that has destructive effect on their growth and development?
  • Closing
    • How can people become more involved/more knowledgeable about the IDD community?
    • Let’s fast forward 10 years; where can we expect to find Dr. Christine Chilaka? 
    • Where can we follow you? How can we support Rising Up Strong?


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