TALK SHOWS & OUTREACH PROGRAMS for Success at School, Work and Life!

 SERVING "UNDERSERVED"  

PERSONS WITH DISABILITY

 VETERANS are PRIORITY! 



Educators, Employers, Students, Employees CHANGING THE "PERCEPTION" OF "DISabled" to "DIFferently-Abled"!

  YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT HELPS US IDENTIFY AND RESTORE HOPE IN "UNDERSERVED" PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WHO ARE STRIVING TO HELP THEMSELVES BECOME CONTRIBUTING AND PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS 

WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITIES IN ARIZONA AND AROUND THE GLOBE VIA INTERNET .

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EDUCATORS, EMPLOYERS, CLUB MEMBERS Are you a Disability & Veteran Friendly Organization?

 BECOME A SPONSOR OF OUR TALK SHOWS AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS AND COVER OUR BASIC OPERATING AND TRAVEL EXPENSES AS WE  HELP YOU IDENTIFY AND RECRUIT POTENTIAL STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES, AND MEMBERS. YOUR LOGO WILL BE SEEN WHEN WE MEET AT COLLEGE CAMPUSES, JOB FAIRS, COMMUNITY & VETERAN SERVICE AGENCIES, REHABILITATION AND INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTERS,  FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, OR YOUR PLACE OF BUSINESS 

SHOW ME WHERE TO PLACE MY B.E.T.S. (BUSINESS, EDUCATION, TRAINING SPONSORSHIPS)

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WOMAN, VETERAN, DISABLED, AND MINORITY OPERATED

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TALK SHOWS AND PROGRAMS CONNECT, EDUCATE, AND SUPPORT

ASK DR. Applewhite Talk Show

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  Danita Applewhite PhD,CRC (aka "Doc Apple") Founder/CEO of White Apple Institute, Talk Show Host, Disability Advocate, Army Veteran, Speaker, Author, Retired Psychology Professor and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 



DO YOU KNOW WHY PEOPLE ARE LISTENING AND SHARING THIS VERY UNIQUE SHOW AND TAKING A BITE OF WHITE APPLE WISDOM (C) ?


Because they want to ASK Dr. Applewhite,  Special Guest Celebrities, and Members of the Differently-Abled Network (DAN) 

how TO:


  • OPENLY DISCUSS  THE THINGS THAT REALLY DIS-ABLE US  (FOR EXAMPLE, OUR PERCEPTIONS/BELIEFS/ ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS, SEXUALITY, OBESITY,  ADDICTIONS, RACISM, EMOTIONS, SELF-WORTH, FINANCES, SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL TRADITIONS, AND MUCH MORE..)
  • GET MOTIVATED TO IMPROVE THEIR PERFORMANCE IN THE CLASSROOM AND/OR THE WORKPLACE!
  • HEAR AND SHARE INSPIRATIONAL STORIES FROM VETERANS AND NON-VETERANS THAT MAY PREVENT DROPOUT FROM SCHOOL, WORK, AND LIFE!

The Differently-Abled Network (DAN)

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The DAN is a new community outreach and membership program of White Apple Institute (WAI). 


The reasons WHY INDIVIDUALS and FAMILIES  become members of the DAN is TO: 


  • Help White Apple Institute identify  Underserved Persons with Disability in their communities and restore their HOPE in government, veteran, and community resources
  • help their family and community, address a variety of psychosocial, economic, and cultural issues at monthly meetings and online.   
  • seek out those AT-RISK of hopelessness, joblessness, and homelessness who continue striving to help themselves.                                  
  • Become consumers of “disability and veteran friendly” local businesses, schools , religious/spiriitual/ social groups 
  • Encourage neighbors, friends, and family members to listen and share inspirational stories, find solutions together,  and ASK for what they NEED to SUCCEED to finish school/college goals and SUCCEED in the WORKPLACE! 


 

 








Place Your B.E.T.S. on US

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In 1992, Danita Applewhite PhD-CRC developed the Business, Education, Training Sponsorship (B.E.T.S.) program to introduce employers to the benefits of sponsoring “underserved” persons in workforce development programs. The term “underserved” persons usually designates a rural and socio-economically disadvantaged community in need of medical resources. However, Dr. Applewhite broadened the term to include women, veterans, minorities, non-English speakers with anxiety disorders, and those with undisclosed disabilities (learning, emotional/mental, nonvisible, as well as, visible). In agreement with her many colleagues, she found that the major reasons people continually drop classes, quit their jobs, and lose hope in their future wass due to the

  • lack of access and knowledge about resources, 
  • inability to control absenteeism related to stress and chronic pain, and 
  • minimal or no coping strategies to adapt during emotional and financial crises. 

After years of recovery from a near-fatal car accident, resulting in life with chronic pain and wheelchair use she still continues to seek out and mentor underserved persons with disability who are at risk of hopelessness, joblessness, homelessness, and suicidal thoughts affecting adult students and veterans in today's world.

Sponsorships provide urgently needed funds , unavailable by other programs and related to returning and/or maintaining success in the classroom and workplace (i.e., test fees, accommodations, equipment, transportation, medications for mental and physical health, child care, basic needs and more.)   




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On the ASK Dr. Applewhite Talk Show YOU will 

  • LEARN WAYS TO MANAGE THE "STRUGGLE TO JUGGLE BEING A STUDENT, EMPLOYEE, PARENT, AGING ADULT, AND PERSON WITH (LEARNING/MENTAL/NONVISIBLE AND/OR  PHYSICAL) DISABILITY" .
  • LEARN WAYS TO ADAPT TO PAIN, STRESS AND OTHER DISABLING CONDITIONS ON THE JOB AND IN THE CLASSROOM!  
  • OVERCOME EMBARRASSMENT OF TALKING ABOUT THEIR DISABILITY,  OR ASKING ABOUT ACCOMMODATIONS, ADVOCACY, AND DISCRIMIINATION ISSUES. 
  • STOP FEELING LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL AND WORK TOO LONG, OR "TOO OLD" AND/OR DISABLED TO FINISH THE GOALS STARTED SOME YEARS AGO!

 

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  The reason why EMPLOYERS, EDUCATORS, COUNSELORS,  MEMBERS OF SOCIAL CLUBS and FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS Sponsor DAN Meetings is to:   

  • Be recognized as a "disability and veteran friendly" organization. 
  • Take advantage of a WIN-WIN situation of creating potential employees, students, members, consumers, and 
  • Build morale, reduce absenteeism for stress and pain related conditions,  increase retention and performance. 
  • Assist with resolutions for issues related to discrimination, appeals accommodations, grievances, etc..
  • Enhance recruitment and diversity efforts locally and globally by sharing educational and workforce opportunities, interviewing skills, career development tips, and more.. 

 

Place Your B.E.T.S. on our VETS Campaign

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  Coming May 2019 Application process begins May 1, 2019 and ends July. Complete the Contact Form to be placed on our waiting list. 

  A unique campaign operated for the same purpose of the orginal B.E.T.S. program. However, in response to the increasing suicidal thoughts and death by suicide rates for veterans , the staff of White Apple Institute   is kicking off the Place Your B.E.T.S. on Our VETS Campaign during the Differently-Abled Network meetings. 

The focus is on women and men veterans  with  mental and Non-visible disability (service-connected or not). 

The goal is to encourage 200 veterans by December 2020 to share their story and ASK for what they NEED to SUCCEED at school and work.  

Student Veterans with dependents are priority.    


                                                

 Sponsors Place their B.E.T.S. On Our VETS to 

  • help address the needs of women and men veterans who are presently not eligible for needed VA services, for a variety of reasons. 
  • support the community outreach effforts of White Apple Institute and it's partners  to reduce 
  • help veterans with "a hand up vs. a hand-out" to manage emotional and financial crisis with "real" solutions to problems that cause many veterans to Drop-Out of school, work, and life! 

 


Reference: https://mission22.org , Veterans Crisis Hotline  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/veterans/


The reason why YOU want to become a member of DAN

Staff of White Apple Institute  support the Governor's State Independent Living Council azsilc.org


  • join a loving and supportive group of people that really want to recognize and help those who are striving to help themselves in their community, especially our veterans! 
  • enjoy FREE MEMBERSHIP in a global network of people who are dedicated to connecting and educating each other with disability resources (Independent Living, Vocational Rehabilitation, Mental Health 
  • encourage local educators, employers, and their neighbors to share their inspirational stories, problems and solutions on White Apple Institute talk shows and related events via Internet. 
  • network with government officials and advocates from State Independent Living Councils, Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabled American Veterans,  Military Women  Across America, Veterans Administration, and more
  • train as Peer and Professional Mentors to support other DAN members through emotional and financial setbacks, and refer them to organizations that partner with White Apple Institute
  • serve as guests, producers, and promoters for the ASK Dr. Applewhite Talk Show and the B.E.T.S. (Business, Education, Training Sponsorships) program via Internet (emails, video chats, phone calls, postal mail, etc..) 

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Place Your Place Your B.E.T.S. On Our Students and VETS

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For a CHANGE will YOU spare your change $ $ ¢   ¢  to help "underserved" disabled veterans and their eliglble family members who are striving to help themselves finish higher education goals and succeed in the workforce! 


The "underserved" veteran and other persons with disability, are those who are  NOT eligible to receive needed VA  and other community services BECAUSE

  • they are unable to prove a Service-Connected Disability and/or have  a low disability rating that disqualies them from many VA services 
  • lack access to resources due to geographic location, transportation and a variety of social, economic, psychological, and cultural issues
  • need our help to CONNECT to resources in their community
  • need us to EDUCATE them about self-advocacy, self-help, accommodations and mediation for discrimination complaints  
  • need our SUPPORT from qualified Mentors to overcome emotional and financial crisis that impact their performance in the classroom and/or workplace

When YOU or your organization gives a tax-deductible donation of any amount, starts a Sponsorship of our Talk Shows and programs, and/or volunteers time, this is what happens:

  • HOPE is restored for those in the struggle to juggle class, work, pain, stress, disability, and even parenting schedules 
  • Drop-Out from school, work , and life is minimized. 
  • Transportation/Travel expenses are paid for us to take the White Apple Institute Talk Shows and Programs to college campuses, homeless shelters, food banks, job fairs, IL & rehabilitation centers, community agencies, and Faith-based organizations, or wherever we can find those "underserved".  
  • You inspire others to focus on what they can do versus can't do by taking a bite of White Apple Wisdom to change their perception of "disabled to "different;y-abled. 

We exist solely on volunteers and donations. Thank you for clicking on the DONATE button.


You can also help our mission by using  smile.amazon.com  when shopping on Amazon. Just select our charity White Apple Institute, Federal Tax ID# 45-5602313 , and enter our email: info@whiteappleinstitute.org


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