Monica Moshenko Interviews Howard Renensland, Founder & CEO, [with]tv

Monica Moshenko, host of Disability News & Views Radio Show has interviewed [with]tv Founder and CEO, Howard Renensland.  On her website she introduced Howard by writing this:

Howard Renensland, Father, Advocate, Actor and CEO & Founder, [with]tv

is a start-up corporation devoted to providing television and Internet
programming of, by, and for people with disabilities. Driven by his own
experiences the past 22 years advocating for his own daughter Victoria,
Howard found the single most debilitating factor limiting people with
disabilities is not their disability, but their image in mainstream
media. There is no mainstream television channel in the world
addressing the needs of and targeting people with disabilities as
viewers, consumers and participants. Howard resolved to change that by
creating , an inclusive media outlet that defines all people by their
talents and the quality of their stories, rather than by disability; a
place where his daughter Victoria and everyone else can work in a
universally designed workplace with a welcoming, inclusive workforce –
with-tv is born. Listen to this compelling interview with Mr.
Renensland to learn more about with-tv and how you can get involved
now! Television of, by and for people with
disabilities…..and everyone else.

Renensland, President and Founder of [with]tv, has been a professional
actor, writer, director, and teacher for thirty years. He is a member
of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio
Artists, and Actors Equity Association. Mr. Renensland has appeared in
over 400 television commercials, numerous radio ads, and hundreds of
print ads as well.


Thank you, Monica!

Cross-posted on [with]tv 

"Big Al" Makes a Name for Himself

Alex Moshenko is the son of disability advocate Monica Moshenko, Parent, Advocate and Host of Disability News Radio and friend and volunteer of [with]tv.  This is her son’s story:

"My name is Alex Moshenko. I am 14 years old now. I was diagnosed with a form of autism, Asperger syndrome, when I was six. I never cared about it too much. I actually made someone laugh when I was first told about it, which is always a good start – better to laugh than cry."

The above is Alex’s introduction to an article he wrote for TAP Magazine: The Autism Perspective titled “Who is Big Al of Al’s Wrestling Talk?"

"Ever since then, I have had sensory issues and social skills problems, but I am able to stick to something and learn all I can from it. I have been on TV multiple times and in the newspaper a few times too. I have been an advocate for autism since I was about eight years old. It was then that I first found out about wrestling."

Like his mother, Alex is now the host of his own radio program: Al’s Wrestling Talk

Meet Alex and read his story, in his own words, at:

Living with ASD / UNDERSTANDING AUTISM By Alex Moshenko :
Download  tap_2007_3_who_is_big_al_21.pdf

And keep an eye out for this young man.  I think this is a "you ain’t seen nothin’ yet" kind of situation!

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