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Join Kohrman Jackson & Krantz Student & Athlete Defense attorneys Susan Stone and Kristina Supler for some “real talk” regarding everything from consent, Title IX and #MeToo to mental health, autism, bullying and hazing, social media pitfalls, academic integrity, special education, student discipline and misconduct, navigating police encounters and staying out of trouble. They’re full-time moms and attorneys with extensive national experience when it comes to Title IX cases, and have been ca ...
 
Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Download the accompanying slide presentations here: additudemag.com/adhd-expert-webinars-index (look for the episode number). Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a s ...
 
Brought to you by Gloria Perez-Stewart, divorced (and remarried) parent of a teenager with autism. Gloria is a disability advocate, community organizer and soon-to-be-lawyer (she made it through law school with a teenager!). Perez-Stewart interviews parents, advocates, and attorneys and also includes experts with general areas of interest to parents: special education, special needs planning, divorce, and general disability information.
 
Connecting The Special Needs Community. There is nothing more empowering than confidence and there is no greater need for that empowerment than when raising a child with a disability. Our programs offer support, information and inspiration for those on the special needs journey by offering practical and focused educational parenting programming. Become empowered, become confident, become the best parent and educator you can be.
 
I am Jamie Nichols, a National Board Certified Exceptional Needs Teacher who specializes in Assistive Technology for 3 to 22 year old disabled students. This podcast is full of quick ideas for General Education and Special Education teachers. We explore the ideas of comic culture icons as if they were young students in the classroom. Ever wonder how Professor Xavier Charles 's wheelchair would have been adapted in a high school classroom? Or how to curb the energy of a young Captain James T ...
 
Welcome to Adventures in Autism! This podcast was created as a safe place to come together and share our journeys with autism. Host, Megan Carranza, shares her family’s experience with her son, Logan, and speaks with a variety of incredible guests. From fellow autism parents, to siblings, to experts in the field and individuals on the spectrum themselves! It’s all about support and finding a sense of community. These are people who just “get it”. If you’re familiar with autism, then you know ...
 
The Mama Bear Podcast is a place for women raising children with special needs to get together and chat about life. Mary Susan McConnell and her guests discuss the beautiful highs and the extreme lows that can come with parenting on such unique journeys. Conversations are fun, candid, and you may want headphones (adult language warning).
 
Feeling Good About Me is an early intervention podcast for families and educators who have the responsibility of teaching and caring for children with special needs. The podcast is a series of episodes that explores each learning developmental domain of learning including cognitive language/communication , fine motor, gross motor as well as self help skills and incorporates the phenomenon of playing with purpose to help with addressing children’s IEP goals ameliorating or improving their str ...
 
Welcome to Special Kid School Talk with Dr. Kari Miller. You know how some kids with learning challenges such as attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities have poor grades, don’t get their homework done and think they’re stupid? …Well I help children with these problems improve their grades, and increase their chances of getting into college, all while helping them develop their true talents. Each episode of Special Kid School Talk gives you the strategies you need to help your chi ...
 
Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of pediatric visual impairment in the developed world. The eyes can see, but the brain can't interpret the visual world. Due to neuroplasticity, the functional vision of a child with CVI can improve. The number of children with CVI is growing, so why isn't anyone talking about this public health crisis? We are. Music by Storm Crews. Art by Ian Kleinfeld.
 
The Brief is a legal show, broadcast into prison cells in England and Wales on National Prison Radio. It is a chance for listeners to get their legal questions answered, with subjects ranging from parole, to lost property and appeals. It is hosted by Hilary Ineomo-Marcus, who has served a prison sentence, and solicitor and prison law expert Claire Salama. Funded by The Law Society. For more information about National Prison Radio visit www.prison.radio and to donate visit www.justgiving.com/ ...
 
Disability rights is the next frontier in civil rights. We believe education is the key to building an inclusive society and ensuring that all students are given an equal opportunity. The Inclusive Education Project Podcast, hosted by Special Education and Civil Rights attorneys, Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett, offers a fresh, smart perspective on what it takes to truly make our educational systems and communities inclusive. Tune in each week as Amanda and Vickie share insight on topics ran ...
 
You are "Listening in on LEEP" Forward Pediatric Development Clinic and therapeutic preschool and transitional kindergarten team of experts talking about topics parents and teachers care about. LEEP Forward has experts in the fields of Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Social Work, Developmental Therapy and Early Intervention.
 
Illinois STAR NET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STAR NET supports family-centered, researched and effective practices in early childhood education and care.In this podcast series, produced by STAR NET Regions I&III, we provide various informational episodes focused on our workshops, current topics, and other concepts focused on ...
 
Along with four school principals, Dr. Ross Greene -- originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach (now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions) and author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School -- helps teachers and parents better handle behaviorally challenging kids in the classroom and at home through implementation of his approach to solving problems collaboratively. This program airs on the first Monday of each month (September through May) at 3:30 pm Eastern time.
 
The goal of specialneedsinmycity podcast is to inspire and educate you as a parent or caregiver to be stronger; emotionally, mentally, socially and physically on the special needs journey. Each episode will leave you knowing more about how to navigate areas of special needs effectively as a family while helping your child thrive and meet his/her unmet potential. Chats with amazing special parents, top-notch medical experts and educators, and dedicated community leaders making a difference wi ...
 
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We’re so happy to have Kara Ryska with us today! Kara is local to SoCal and has her own podcast that we think you will find very helpful. In this episode, Kara shares how her journey propelled her to become a life coach to specifically help other special needs moms. We’re sure you’ll find encouragement and inspiration as you listen! Show Highlights…
 
If you are a TikTok stalker like me spending hours going down a TikTok rabbit hole, I guarantee you have seen our next guest. Jordan Toma is a motivational speaker and viral TikToker spreading words of inspiration and support to school-aged kids and beyond. He talks about the difficulties growing up with learning disabilities and the moment that ch…
 
Today I’m coming at you with another installment of Hot Topics! This week it’s all about IEPs! I’m sharing our entire journey with the IEP process. From our first meeting (that I actually didn’t even realize was a meeting to discuss Logan’s IEP!) to this past year, and now gearing up for our fast approaching 2021 meeting, I’m sharing everything I’v…
 
Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Matt Sloan, owner of Sensory Fitness. Matt shared with us about "Understanding Behavior and Your Child's Sensory Needs"Other topics covered in this episode:Understanding Sensory Difficulties and Disabilities Using Heavy Work and Deep Pressure to Organize Your Student’s ThinkingM…
 
The death of a child creates a permanent scar on the universe. Most people think of the parents' grief, which is natural and valid. But their siblings hurt, too. Especially when the loss is avoidable. Guest: Eric A. Carter-Landin, True Consequences and Dos Spookqueños podcasts Promo: Ye Olde Crime Disclaimer: Stephen Indrisano Music: Jake Pierle…
 
Today I’m chatting with autism mom Valerie Gilpeer. Valerie shares her incredible story with her daughter Emily. Emily was diagnosed with autism as a young toddler back in the 90s. Though she was non speaking, Valerie never doubted her daughters intelligence. Throughout her school years, Emily’s communication was always her biggest struggle. Her la…
 
Michael, Matt, and Michelle are back together for the show. Michelle returns from her trip to Texas and returns as a homeowner! Michael is loving being a new father, except for his sleep pattern. Matt took advantage of his Spring Break and got work done around the home he needed to complete. On today’s show, we reimagine what special education shou…
 
You know it's a good time when I (who have never seen an Avengers movie) am engaged and delighted throughout a conversation about superheroes. Guest: Trish Heinrich -- superherofiction.com Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/T-L-Heinrich/e/B07613CJTW/ Promo: Shrimp & Crits Disclaimer: Charles Kelly Music: Jake Pierle -- https://jakepierle.bandcamp.com…
 
If you’ve never heard of the Inclusive Digital Expression and Literacy (IDEAL) program out of Georgia State University, you’re in for a treat! IDEAL is an inclusive, post-secondary education program with a unique focus on creative and digital media. We are so excited to bring you this conversation with Cara Davis, who serves as the Academic Access …
 
In this episode, Bridget Meis and Cecilia Mintz, Early Childhood Resource Specialists with STAR NET Regions I & III, interview Michael Kelly a Preschool for All Teacher from St. Joseph in Illinois about strategies he uses for adapting the curriculum to meet the needs and interests of the children in his classroom.…
 
Our special guest this week on SPED Homeschool Conversations was Jennifer Dodrill, experienced homeschool mom, blogger, curriculum developer, and founder of History at Home. Jennifer shared with us about "Homeschool Planning Made Easy"Other topics covered in this episode:Simplify Your Family’s Activity CalendarHomeschool Planning with Your State Gu…
 
When friends work together, put out an amazing product, and still learn a few things about each other... Guest: Cast of This Planet Needs a Name Discord: discord.gg/bzdbF3z Promo: Dimension Door Disclaimer: Ando Valentine Music: Jake Pierle -- https://jakepierle.bandcamp.com/ ------------------------ Facebook group: The Asylum -- https://bit.ly/iwb…
 
Picture a Venn diagram: comic books, mental health, and the time I punched a dentist. That's this episode. Guest: Justin Richards Trailer for "A Silent Night": https://twitter.com/EmoComicWriter/status/1374524563371921414?s=20 Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/emocomicwriter/a-silent-night-a-comic-zine-about-mental-health Promo: Pla…
 
Today I’m kicking off Autism Awareness Month (one day early!) on the podcast! I’m sharing what this month means to me and how it’s taken on a different light for me over the years. I’m reflecting back on Autism Awareness day from four years ago and telling the story of why I decided to share Logan’s diagnosis on that day. I’m also talking about the…
 
Among many other roles and accomplishments, our guest today, Robin Williams Evans, is a wife, a mother to a child with severe disabilities, an ordained minister, a coach to families with special-needs children, and author of the Washington Post best-seller, Living a Happy Life with a Special-Needs Child: A Parent’s Perspective. As Robin explains, f…
 
In this episode Anni Reinking, Family Resource Specialists, interviews Jennifer Magnafici of Morrison, IL. During the pandemic Jennifer opened a childcare center. In this short episode she discusses the highs and lows and the lessons learned. Find out more: www.starnet.orgBy Illinois STAR NET Regions I&III
 
Matt and Michael are on the show this week while Michelle is in the Great State of Texas. Michael is celebrating his new 1-month old child in his home and is coming to terms with balancing being a father and a therapist. Matt and Michael discuss the must needs for a new parent such as the Nose Freeda! Matt talks about his plans for spring break and…
 
Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Emily Copeland, Christ follower, ministry leader, and home educating mom of two living in coastal North Carolina. She writes at TableLifeBlog.com where she shares tips, ideas, and resources to help other families lead well while educating their children. Emily shared with us abo…
 
This is grief, and vulnerability, and hurt, with a side of rage. If you can't listen due to your own emotions, that's totally fine and understandable. But it's a way to bear witness to two much-loved men and the daughters they left behind. Guest: Ariel, Malice podcast Disclaimer: Isaac (Kate's son) Art: Michael Furman (Ariel's dad) Music: Jake Pier…
 
In Part 2 of my interview with Emma Haring, we discuss schedules and lesson plans for moderate/severe classes. Emma gives some great ideas on how to write everything out so all adults and visitors know what is going on with her students who may be medically fragile in a multiple disabilities classroom. She gives ideas on how to set up your schedule…
 
What a fun resource we have for you guys today. Mark Ostrom is the Executive Director of Joy Collaborative. Joy Collaborative is a non-profit partnership that connects designers, architects, and builders with donors, volunteers, and sponsors. By doing this they come together and create unique and personal spaces for the disability and special needs…
 
How far apart are the concepts of fundamentalist Christianity... computer science... and vampirism? Guest: Ando Valentine, Shadows of a Dark Past podcast Promo: A Few Bad Apples Disclaimer: Lee Shackleford, Relativity podcast Art: Asylum 94 Productions Music: Jake Pierle -- https://jakepierle.bandcamp.com/ ------------------------ Facebook group: T…
 
Today I’m chatting with fellow autism mom and podcaster, Hayley Augusta. Hayley shares her journey with her son Charlie who was diagnosed with ASD in 2019. Charlie is also hyperlexic and extremely bright. Because he’s a twice exceptional kiddo, Hayley encountered a lot of differing opinions while they were seeking a diagnosis. Hayley explains how p…
 
When Mike Shelah learned in March 2008 that his three year old son Mikey was diagnosed with Autism it changed his life and the lives of every member of his family. Shortly after, Mike wanted to do something to contribute to the autism community and he began a fundraiser. Because of his volunteer work, Mike was asked to join the Board Of Directors w…
 
We’re excited to get to speak with Rachel Lissy, an educational consultant for the podcast series, “Nice White Parents”! Listen in to hear the inside scoop on how the podcast came about, the role she played in it, and what her own research and experience reveal about the intersection of integration and the discipline gap. Show Highlights: Rachel de…
 
How important are books? The creation, the consumption, the method... are they comparable to, say... vegetables? Guest: Indy Perro -- indyperro.com Promo: Murderific True Crime Disclaimer: The Repeat Offender Podcast Music: Jake Pierle -- https://jakepierle.bandcamp.com/ ------------------------ Facebook group: The Asylum -- https://bit.ly/iwbasylu…
 
Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Rebecca Muller, Founder of Exceptional Children Exceptional Learning. Rebecca shared with us about "Data Tracking: Moving from Information to Motivation"Other topics discussed in this episode:Purpose of Educational Data CollectionHomeschooling to Build Lifelong LearnersCharting …
 
In Part 1 of this two-part series, Emma Haring and I discuss tips for teaching students with Multiple Disabilities. Emma has been a teacher in this type of class (we called it a medically fragile class in our district) for many years. She has a ton of experience and wisdom that she shares generously! In Part 1 (Episode 25), she gives a lot of tips …
 
We’re so pleased to talk today with Lee Lombardo from the YMCA of Orange County. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1996 and has been in the fields of social services and mental health since the mid-80s. Lee has always had a heart to serve vulnerable populations in the community. The programs that Lee currently oversees are two th…
 
Grab your copy of "Authentically Addie": Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Authentically-Addie-Stephanie-Wolfe/dp/173488567X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=authentically+addie&qid=1615849332&sr=8-2 Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/noresults/authentically-addie-noor-alshalabi/1138930765 Join Mary Susan's Mama Bear Daily here: https://www.…
 
In this episode Family Resource Specialist, Anni Reinking (ac-reinking@wiu.edu) speaks with Dr. Jami Swindell (jswindell@fontbonne.edu) about the process of eligibility and the initial development of an IFSP. Edited by @AKReinking STARNET Regions I&III: https://starnet.org/home/By Illinois STAR NET Regions I&III
 
Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Meryl van der Merwe, experienced homeschool mom, podcaster and founder of FundaFunda Academy. Meryl shared with us about "Using Technology to Organize Your Homeschool"Other topics covered in this episode include:Benefits of Using Technology for Organizing Your HomeschoolGetting …
 
Matt and Michelle hold down Speech Science this week as Michael takes a much-needed week off at home. Speech Science also celebrates having 3 new baby girls in the last 6 months! Michelle looks like she is moving back to Texas! Matt recounts the end of his coaching season. On today’s show, we discuss the link aphasia and memory, what are our favori…
 
My guest today is Diana Lee Inosanto. She is truly an autism warrior mom. On today’s episode, Diana shares her Autism journey with her son Sebastian. Diana is the daughter of martial arts legend, Dan Inosanto and is also the goddaughter of global icon, the late Bruce Lee. She is a martial artist, stuntwoman, children’s book author, actress, directo…
 
Today I’m chatting with autism mom and founder of ND Renegade, Sally Willbanks. Sally is coming to us all the way from Australia! On this episode, she is sharing her story with both her son and daughter. Her son was diagnosed with ASD first and Sally talks all about the early days of their journey and her concerns as a parent. More recently, her da…
 
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