John recently had the opportunity to watch a production of the two-man stage show titled Handicap This! This compelling production tells the story of two men, Tim Wambach and Mike Berkson. Look for them to come to a city near you soon!
John is not the only member of the Quinn household to hit the news! Check out this wonderful segment on his brother, Joe! Joe, who has a developmental disability, was recently honored (and surprised!) by the local fishing club that he belongs to - the Fishers of Men in Springfield, MO. Well done, fellas!
John recently had the honor of traveling to Washington DC and addressing the employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year's theme is "A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce. What Can YOU Do?" Click here to watch this powerful speech on YouTube.
John was recently listed as "One of 8 Amazing Motivational Speakers with Special Needs" by the Friendship Circle of Michigan. Such an honor to be listed in such good company as Temple Grandin and others. Check out the article here
John was recently interviewed by his friend and fellow author Zachary Fenell who is also a contributor to the online magazine The Mobility Resource. You can read Zachary's article about John here.
The September/October edition of Parenting Special Needs Magazine features John in their "no limits!" ad campaign. Also taking part in the campaign are such icons as Michael Phelps, Sir Richard Branson and Temple Grandin. What an honor!
John recently had the opportunity to speak at a Navy Chief Petty Officer Pinning ceremony for the CPOs of Naval Recruiting District, Phoenix. It was a great night and gave John the opportunity to get back into uniform!
Someone Like Me story hits the local airwaves!John had the pleasure of sitting down with the local Fox and CBS affiliate here in Tucson. Here is the segment - Enjoy!
Audio Book Released! That's right - Thanks to the professionals at Spoken Word Inc for making this happen! Listen to the first chapter of Someone Like Me and order CDs/MP3s/digital download here.
Keynote Speaker! John had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the Paralyzed Veteran's of America annual fundraiser in his home state of Michigan recently. Read the interview he gave to the local press here.
Reaching For The Stars! John is proud to announce that he is now serving on the Board of Directors for the Reaching For The Stars (RFTS) Foundation. RFTS is the only parent-led national non-profit 501c3 pediatric CP foundation of its kind. We are official partners of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. (AACPDM). Our passion is helping kids with cerebral palsy! We actively support parent education, advocacy and research looking for root causes, new treatments, and ultimately a cure for cerebral palsy. Won't you join us? To find out more, please go to www.reachingforthestars.org
Apple iBookstore! You asked for it and now it's here! Someone Like Me is now available for purchase in the Apple iBookstore! Download a copy onto your iPad or iPhone today. Click here to get started.
UPCOMING BOOK SIGNINGS/EVENTS
23-24 October 2013Pennsylvania Disability Employment and Empowerment Summit