Inspiration, Articles, Video and Interviews by Carol

Articles Written by Carol

Towards Inclusion of People with Disabilities

My contribution to the HMA Today August, 2022 newsletter. HHMA Today is affiliated with the Health Ministries Association, Inc Even though the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 made many changes for the better for people with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination of people with limitations from public accommodations, transportation, and employment, it is impossible to legislate

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Obudsman is making a difference

Long Term Care Ombudsman in Ventura County make a difference

The State of California has named the Ventura Ombudsman Program as a model program for its excellence and high standards-including weekly and monthly visitations to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. It is cited by the California Department of Aging as Best Practices in Volunteer Recruitments, Training and Retention. Also, the Ventura Ombudsman Program

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Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s LiveWell

Learn more about the resources available in the Ventura County 2022 issue of ‘LiveWell.’ It’s a guide with information that is designed specifically for older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers. You can view ‘LiveWell’ by Downloading the PDF Here. You can see my recent article about ‘LiveWell’ in the ‘Ventura Breeze’ by clicking on

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Inspiration

call me capable

Poetry by Carol Leish

Capabilities I am capable. Able to achieve. Able to succeed. Give me the challenge, And I will accept By accomplishing my best. I may be hesitant at the start, But I will succeed like the best. Optimism and courage from the heart Shows that I can conquer every quest. Listen to my desires and ideas,

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Call Me Capable Board Game

Call Me Capable™ Game

The Call Me Capable™ Board Game was published for 15 years: 2002–2017 Call Me Capable™ is an educational board game that helps students understand disabilities. The Call Me Capable Game, which was published between 2002–2017, was sold internationally, which mainly included England & Canada. The game helps them learn to respect and empathize with persons

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Did you know?

These are capable prominent people of the past and present Beethoven was deaf when he composed the 9th Symphony. Jim Carrey is an actor/comedian who has depression Tom Cruise is an actor who is dyslexic, which is a learning disability. Judy Garland, who was an actress and singer, had depression. Mary Tyler Moore was a popular

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Capable of Success

This is a story about overcoming the odds, about doing exactly what others have said could not be done. It is a story about tragedy and prejudice turning to triumph and enlightenment. Carol Leish has been overcoming the odds ever since she was ten months old, when a car accident left her with slurred speech,

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Inspirational Quotes

The following are some of Carol’s favorite quotes that can turn any day from negative to positive! “I dwell on possibilities” – Emily Dickenson “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matter compared to what lies within us.” –

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Gratitude

Re: Teri Helton’s Nov. 23 column, “Practice of gratitude can help to go beyond ‘Why Me?’” As Helton states: “Beyond tragedies, include those that happen daily to individuals we know and ever to us: the diagnosis of metastatic cancer, job loss, bankruptcy, the death of a child and more. Is it no wonder we tend

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Reviews and Testimonials

Capable of Success

This is a story about overcoming the odds, about doing exactly what others have said could not be done. It is a story about tragedy and prejudice turning to triumph and enlightenment. Carol Leish has been overcoming the odds ever since she was ten months old, when a car accident left her with slurred speech,

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Call Her Capable: Leish Hustles with Chutzpah

What is the best-selling board game in the world? If you guessed Monopoly, you must be sitting pretty with a hotel on Boardwalk. Two-hundred million Monopoly sets have flown off store shelves since 1935. Monopoly is currently available in 26 languages — including Croatian and Icelandic. This holiday season, however, Oxnard native Carol Leish would

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Using Humor to Change Attitudes

Oxnard resident trains able-bodied people to sensitive to those with disabilities OXNARD–Carol Leish has made a career out of turning negative stereotypes about people into a positive affirmation of life through humor. Since 1996, the Oxnard native has led classes called Call Me Capable, for teachers, social workers and other professionals who come into contact

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Interviews with Carol

Recent Radio Interview

Resilience and Persistence! http://mercurybroadcasting.net/ask-dr-bunny-resilience-persistence-carol-leish-guest/ Over the past three and a half years, since her Dad’s death, Carol has learned the importance of being positive and resilient in order to cope better with various situations. She realizes the essence of the statement “The glass is half full instead of it being half empty”. Through continuing to

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