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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).
 
Welcome to Thriving in the Midst of Chaos! This show is about surviving parenthood while having a child with special needs, while attempting to keep your self and your sanity intact. We share our experiences and discuss how we survived, what worked for us, and what didn’t work for us. This is a nonjudgmental space, to realize that we all actually WILL live through this and to make thriving in parenthood an actual possibility. We will also be sharing fails, nails, and comical tales, as well a ...
 
Join AAPD leaders, experts in the field of pediatric dentistry and other professionals for Pedo Talk. We’ll be discussing scientific, clinical and the most up-to-date, relevant information out there for anyone and everyone in the pediatric dental community. Topics include, but are not limited to SDF, Behavior Management, Practice Management, Trauma and more.
 
The LOMAH Podcast is an award winning show that runs topical series deep diving into an issue for 10-12 episodes with interviews from expert guests, including self advocates. Your host, Kim, has a teenage daughter with level 3 non speaking autism who will require 24/7 support the rest of her life. Like many parents, Kim has a lot of important questions. She does not claim to know the answers for her child nor yours but does promise to search for them and share what she is discovering along t ...
 
Educating at every step. Absolute Trust Talk is not your run of the mill general counsel show filled with legal jargon that doesn’t resonate. Through her 20+ years of practice, Absolute Trust Counsel managing attorney Kirsten Howe found herself working with clients who were confused and overwhelmed by the complexity of estate planning and saw a need to help clients with education and specific client-centered estate planning services. Now Kirsten is taking her expertise and experience to a ne ...
 
The Special Chronicles radio show tells special needs stories in a unique way because the host, Daniel “PodmanDan” Smrokowski, is a person with special needs. Because of his insider’s perspective and the show being available online, Special Chronicles broadcasts distinctive, first person accounts of special needs that are heard around the world. Daniel interviews people with special needs including their families, friends and anyone who touches their lives. Special Chronicles is your guide t ...
 
Join us as we cultivate grace into the principles and practices of homeschool and motherhood. Homeschool experts and mom mentors will be here to share encouragement, tackle questions about homeschooling methods, learning styles, and help you cultivate a home and mom-life filled with learning and love. Right here -- every other Saturday.
 
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Episode 84: Divorce and Special Needs Children With Guest Jackie Harounian In this episode, we discuss divorce while having children with special needs. Guest Jacqueline Harounian, Esq, has found that her field has become very busy during COVID, with an increase in fighting, domestic violence, mental health issues, and substance abuse leading to di…
 
Unfortunately, many today see money as a solution to problems, but that is not always the case. In fact, wealth can be quite damaging to a family dynamic. Planning, in this instance, is vital. When family members have prepared and have learned how to work together, that’s when wealth and inheritance can be used as a tool to benefit a family for gen…
 
It is important for learners with disabilities to have ample time in emergent reading and writing skills so as to build a solid platform for conventional literacy strategies. How do you know when that platform is ready to support more complex literacy instruction? This episode answers that question and lays out the areas to focus on when teaching c…
 
Episode 83: Momming With Autism With Guest Alicia Trautwein In this episode, we discuss raising children with special needs and different diagnoses. Alicia Trautwein has 4 children, 3 of whom are autistic. Alicia was diagnosed with autism at age 33, after her children were formally diagnosed. She knew that something was different about herself but …
 
Learners move through 14 stages of writing as they progress. This episode focuses on the earlier stages of writing and how we can best support learners with disabilities in moving through each while avoiding common mistakes. About the Guest: Jane Farrall Jane Farrall is a speech pathologist and special educator passionate about literacy, AAC and as…
 
Bonus Episode: Special Needs Superheros with Guest John Besold In this episode, we discuss special needs superheros. Guest John Besold always believed in helping others, but when he experienced polymyosistis in 1999, his eyes were opened to the special needs world, during his several weeks hospital stay. His experience inspired him to write SPARQE.…
 
Do you need help with goal selection, writing and management? My guest, Maureen Wilson, and I are going over this in today’s episode and giving out some valuable tips to benefit you and your students. Maureen has been a school based SLP for 10 years. She authors the blog, The Speech Bubble SLP. Maureen has a TpT store of the same name where she cre…
 
Episode 82: Adoption Of Special Needs Children with Guest Dr. John Cranham In this episode, Dr. John Cranham discuss adoption of special needs children. His son Cornell was born at 23 weeks. He spent the first 6 months of his life on a ventilator and trached before moving to a transitional unit. John’s wife initially worked with Cornell in the hosp…
 
There are many great options these days when it comes to senior living communities and long-term care, but that's just it. There are hundreds of options. Finding the best solution for yourself or a loved one is a project and can be a daunting task for families. How do you truly know what the best choice is for elderly parents? In a new episode of A…
 
Often learners with disabilities are not provided ample opportunities for emergent literacy skills to solidify. This episode presents 4 questions to identify if our learner needs more time with emergent literacy strategies and several practical applications to build emergent reading skills. About the Guest Sofia Benson-Goldberg PhD, CC-SLP works as…
 
Do you struggle with staying patient, calm and confident with the preschool population? Younger students can definitely be a challenge! I am excited to be talking about this on today’s episode with my guest, Anna Dalziel. Anna Dalziel, MSc.SLP, R,SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist who works primarily with 3-6 year olds with severe speech and lan…
 
This is part two of an interview Erin and I did with our friend Main. If you have not listened to the first part. You can find the transcript and show notes HERE. The best way to support the podcast is by leaving a review on iTunes. Episode outline: Physical therapy: the difference between how disabled adults see therapy vs how parents of disabled …
 
Episode 81: All About Dyslexia With Guest Lizzie Shearing Today, we discuss all things dyslexia. Guest Lizzie Shearing discusses that dyslexia is a reading learning disability. Individuals process written words differently in their brain, such that they rely on the left frontal lobe, rather than more on the left posterior areas of their brain. They…
 
Literacy instruction has historically used mostly verbal strategies so when learners are non speaking how is literacy supposed to be taught? This episode addresses a common literacy instruction mistake used on learners utilizing speech generating devices. About the Guest: Tina Moreno, M.A. CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist with the Cuyahoga …
 
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Do you need some advice on how to effectively provide important information to parents? Some parents have a hard time understanding or helping their children. Luckily, we are able to bridge that gap as SLPs, but it can be difficult sometimes! I am excited to be talking about this on today’s episode with my guest, Andi Putt. Andi is a pediatric SLP …
 
Episode 80: LGBTQ In the Autism Community With Guest Danielle Sullivan In this episode, Danielle Sullivan discusses the gender and sexuality spectrum in the autism community. LGBTQ is very common in the autism community. There is also a high number of individuals who are autistic in the LGBTQ community. Individuals in the LGBTQ community have a hig…
 
Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart. It requires endurance and initiative. It requires sacrifice and diligence. But it also requires something you might not realize…a sense of humor. We homeschool moms can be so serious; the stakes are high! We’re going against the grain! What if we mess up…this is our kids we’re talking about, after all?! …
 
In this enlightening podcast, hear from online review expert, Dr. Len Tau, and learn how he has helped clients manage their reviews and reputation online. In this episode, Dr. Tau explains how he recommends seeking reviews and how to deal with unfavorable reviews. This episode contains great practical advice for all pediatric dentistry practitioner…
 
The tide is beginning to shift regarding how literacy is approached for students with disabilities, specifically those with complex communication needs. The first step is exploring what we believe to be true about students with disabilities. What are the dangers in assuming literacy is not possible? On the flip side, is assuming competence too simp…
 
As family members age, we often find other members becoming involved in caregiving and decision-making. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to conflict as communication and relationships deteriorate in disagreement over an issue that impacts the older adult or the family as a whole. In these cases, it can be helpful to have a qualified third par…
 
If you parent kids with disabilities and you are nondisabled, chances are you don't know much about disability culture. Personally, learning about my children's culture has been a journey and a process, something I don't always get right and I am still learning. In this episode of the Unexceptional Moms Podcast, Erin and I talk to Marin Hann -- who…
 
How would you feel if you were being tested everyday? You would feel so much pressure! That is how our students would feel if we were always testing them especially because they are testing so often in the classroom. In this episode, I am talking all about why we should not always be testing our students and why we should be teaching them instead. …
 
Special Olympics Senior Vice President of Youth and Education Programming Jackie Joel stops by the podcast to talk with Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger Daniel Smrokowski. Jackie sits down with Daniel to talk about the annual Spread The Word: Inclusion Campaign, the 2021 Theme of Connection, Jackie Coming to Special Olympics Movement …
 
Episode 79: Living With Autism While Parenting Special Needs Kids With Guest Danielle Sullivan In this episode, we discuss inclusivity, organizational tools for special needs parents, and living as a parent with autism. Guest Danielle Sullivan discusses that all places should be as accessible and inclusive as possible, even for invisible disabiliti…
 
The next 12 episodes will focus on what is being discovered regarding literacy instruction for ALL students with disabilities. This first part of this introductory episode explains how to get the most out of the upcoming episodes in this literacy series. The second half of the episode retells the history of Miranda’s literacy instruction and why it…
 
Do you own any SLP merchandise?! It is one of the best ways to advocate for ourselves and our field! I am excited to be talking about this on today’s episode with my guest, Brittany Jackson. Brittany is an SLP who has a very successful shop called Coffee & Communications. She creates merchandise for SLPs with a mission to advocate and educate. This…
 
Episode 78: A Blind View With Guest Ashley Wayne In this episode, Ashley Wayne discusses parenting children with special needs through the lens of blindness. Ashley was born blind, as were her two older children. Her son also has cerebral palsy. She was initially worried about how she would be able to parent while blind. However, no one else appear…
 
If you have minor children, nominating a guardian for them in case of your death or incapacity is one of the most important reasons to do an estate plan. For many families, the choice is not easy, and they end up procrastinating. Think of it this way, do you want a judge, who may know nothing about your children or your family, deciding who your ch…
 
As we kickoff the annual Polar Plunge Season, Daniel features a Rebroadcast of our Exclusive Soundseeing Audio Tour from the 2013 Super Plunge. Plus, Special Olympics Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Senior Director of Development Jim Fitzpatrick joins us on the show to talk about how you can Plunge At Home in 2021! Access the podcast, video, sho…
 
If there is a quintessential practice in Charlotte Mason’s approach to education, it is the act of narration. You can pick and choose which living books you want to read, you can use watercolors or not in your nature journaling, and you can dictate your own routine in a way that best fits your family, but you simply cannot reap the full benefits of…
 
Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger Daniel Smrokowski presented at the first-ever Voices of Champions Talks on 16-February-2021. On this week's episode: we present Daniel's powerful brief speech talking about how our Special Olympics Movement is all about love, why we need to bring love to everyone in today's world, and …
 
Do you struggle with how to help your students understand difficult situations? Children-friendly books are a great way to open up dialog and start conversations. I am excited to be talking about this on today’s episode and give you some good advice! My guest, Hailey Glynn, is the perfect person to talk to about this because she recently became an …
 
Episode 77: Shaping Our Children Through Reading With Guest Sara Bradford In this episode, guest Sara Bradford discusses how children can benefit from reading children’s books about special needs. Her daughter has dyslexia and her older two children, as well as her husband, have autism. She discussed finding out during quarantine that her younger d…
 
Join us for the first-ever “Voices of Champions” Talks, recorded live on 16 February 2021. This month’s brief TED-talk style event, we feature 8 Special Olympics Athlete Leader speakers who will present speeches on a topic of their choice. ORDER OF SPEAKERS: Jordan Schubert - SO Pennsylvania [starts at 1:38] Daniel Smrokowski - SO Illinois [starts …
 
Because the federal estate tax exemption is so high, currently set to $11,700,000, many people believe their families won’t have to worry about filing a federal estate tax return (IRS Form 706) on their deaths. And while this may be true to a certain extent, there are also benefits that come with filing an estate tax return that could save your fam…
 
Join us for the live recording of a Board of Directors Orientation to Special Olympics Illinois. Presented by Daniel Smrokowski with SO Illinois Board Chair Karen Wilson and SO Illinois Leadership Team, we explain the mission and vision, who Special Olympics serves, interacting with athletes, why our movement is relevant, Scope of SOILL Programming…
 
Did you know that there are less than 450 Board Certified Behavior Analysts worldwide? I am lucky to be talking to one on today’s episode! I am excited to be joined by my guest, Rose Griffin, to talk all about helping nonverbal students start to communicate. Whether you are new to working with nonverbal students or you are interested in learning mo…
 
Join us for a Special Chronicles Conversation on Dealing with Intolerance In Today’s World. Hear Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers Daniel Smrokowksi, Renee Manfredi, and Hanna Atkinson share their stories of people being intolerant towards them and their powerful advice on coping with intolerance in today’s world! Epi…
 
Episode 76: Live Like Sean With Guest TJ Nelligan In this episode, we discuss living like Sean; living your best life. When Sean was young, he was diagnosed with an intellectual disability. Guest TJ Nelligan initially began mourning the child he thought he was going to have. After that, life got busy managing doctor appointments, medications, and t…
 
Dr. Laila Hishaw, Pediatric Dentist, entrepreneur, and Leader for us all, talks about her work and the organization she has created: Diversity in Dentistry Mentorships. It is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate and empower underrepresented minority students to explore dentistry through mentoring. “We aim to reach our youth early to …
 
It is the SLP Coffee Talk podcast's first birthday!! I can’t believe it has been a whole year already. In this episode, I am sharing with you why I started the podcast, what the listeners are saying about it and some of my favorite tips that I have shared with you over this year. I am covering three activities that are some of the best for keeping …
 
In this epiosode, Jennifer Lendvai-Lintner dicusses her daughter's diagnosis of Pallister-Killian Mosaic syndrome. She also shares how writing one hour a day has helped her thrive. Enroll in Jen's Webinar: An Easy How-To on Publishing Your Work... and why it's good for your platform HERE. Follow Jen on IG : https://www.instagram.com/jenwriter/ Join…
 
Unfortunately, there comes the point in life when the family home becomes a burden, whether that is emotionally, physically, or financially. And, usually, downsizing might seem like the way to go, but it doesn’t come without complications. There is so much more to moving and downsizing in the aging journey. It’s not just about buying and selling a …
 
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