Insight with Mark Farrell An engaging forum to examine and discuss a vast array of everyday obstacles and challenges facing adults and children today.

October 26, 2018  

A wall separates Jack and Corrine Wlody from the neighboring Birch Family Services group home for adults with intellectual disabilities though the screams and yells, crashes, thuds and bangs inside the group home combined with the oppressive actions by the direct support providers witnessed outside the home prove and demonstrate what many neighbors fear is happening inside this home - mistreatment of one of the populations most vulnerable.  PIX 11 TV NY, The NY Post and the Queens Chronicle all have done stories covering the atrocities captured on video by Jack and Corrine who have been communicating with the owner of the group home, Birch Family Services with simple request for years including better sound reinforcement between the two dwellings and common courtesy in an uncommon scenario for a group home to reside in an environment where resident privacy and HIPAA laws are jeopardized.  The Wlody’s are fervently litigating against Birch Family Services so residents can experience the humane treatment they are entitled to by law and more.


Selma Blair can’t get dressed by herself on or off set but this Hollywood star is knocking down walls with her pride and spirit on her recent MS diagnosis.    


Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for kids k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: Email:


Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation


Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University


Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark.


Johnny Callebs

KAPP Executive Director

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