A Look Into the Life of an Adult Living with Autism [IEP 007]

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For the first half of this episode, we’re joined by Vickie’s cousin, Kenneth Rubi. Ken is an adult living with Autism and he joins us to share a little bit of his experience as a child and then as an adult living with a disability. After the interview, Vickie and I chat about the importance […]

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Dec / 05

Debunking the Myths of Mainstreaming and Full Inclusion [IEP 006]

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What’s the difference between full inclusion and mainstreaming? In this episode, we discuss some of the differences between the two in hopes of offering insight for parents who want to ensure their child(ren) receive the proper curriculum suitable for their needs. For full transcript of episode, visit our site here. What You’ll learn in this […]

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Nov / 28

Is Your Child Eligible to Walk Through That Door? 13 Eligibility Categories [IEP 005]

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What are the 13 categories for determining student eligibility for special education? How are they practically (and legally) applied? In this episode, Amanda and I break down the different categories and explain, from a legal standpoint, what is necessary to be eligible under each one. What You’ll Learn in this Episode:   What the 13 […]

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Nov / 21

Should you use a Special Education Attorney or an Advocate? [IEP 004]

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When should you hire a special education attorney versus going with an advocate? While many advocates can provide useful assistance to parents, when a complaint is filed against a school district, the process becomes complicated.  It becomes necessary and important to reach out to an attorney. In this episode, we explore the situations when an […]

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Nov / 14

The Role of Mental Health in School Shootings [IEP 003]

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Mental health issues are serious concerns that face many students in our school systems, and the correlation between mental health issues and school shootings might surprise you. What are our schools doing to better equip themselves to deal with students who may show signs of mental health problems, especially if those problems eventually lead to […]

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Nov / 11

Betsy DeVos and Leaving All the Children Behind [IEP 002]

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We’re exploring the Secretary of Education position and what it entails. This position has come into the limelight more so this year so we wanted to discuss who the new Secretary of Education is (Betsy DeVos), what her credentials are, and what her plans are for public education. What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Who […]

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Nov / 11

Special Education and the Next Civil Rights Frontier for Human Rights [IEP 001]

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We’re going way back in today’s episode. We’re chatting about one of the most influential cases in American history that helped lay the foundation for our special education laws today.  We also discuss the importance of the language we use to describe children living with disabilities. What You’ll Learn in this Episode: How Brown v. […]

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Nov / 11

Welcome and Let’s Get Inclusive [IEP 000]

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In our inaugural episode, we share a little bit about who we are, what we do as special education and civil rights attorneys, and why we’re so passionate about getting the conversation going about making our education systems and communities more inclusive. Be sure to connect with us at on Facebook, Instagram, and visit our […]

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Feb / 16

A Parent’s Perspective

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When working with children living with special needs it is always important to consider the perspective of a parent – and you’ll often see a diverse perspective from Parent to Parent. One Parent blogged about her perspective on diversity after having a child with down syndrome. Many have a certain preconceived notion about children with […]

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Feb / 15

Thinking Outside the Chair

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Sensory processing disorders can affect a child’s ability to learn in numerous ways – essentially, the student has difficulty processing information their senses take in – generally things like sound, touch, taste, sight, and smell. But sensory processing disorders can affect the sense of body awareness, movement (balance and coordination) as well as an over […]

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Donor contributions go to fund community presentations which help educate and empower families to advocate on behalf of their children living with special needs. Additionally, donor contributions fund pro-bono sponsorship of low income families who require legal aide. Donor contributions flow directly to students living with disabilities and their families who fight for the right to a free and appropriate public education.