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Feb / 20

Help Defeat HR 620, Which Negatively Amends the Americans with Disabilities Act [IEP 016]

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US HR 620 is being considered for a vote in the Senate this week. We wanted to address this timely matter because we have an important request. HR 620 weakens certain key provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, making it more difficult for people living with disabilities to access buildings. It’s important to understand […]

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Feb / 13

Winter is Coming!: A Look Into the Special Olympics and Paralympics [IEP 015]

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In celebration of the 2018 Winter Olympics, we’re diving into a discussion of the Special Olympics and Paralympics and how these competitions are furthering inclusion in athletics. We’re joined by our legal intern, Phillip Basch, to share our thoughts and excitement for the Winter Olympics. Full show transcript at the bottom of this post. What […]

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Feb / 06

Diploma or Certificate Track: What Does “Graduating” Mean For a Student Living With a Disability? [IEP 014]

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As a parent, you (sometimes along with your child) must decide whether a diploma or a certificate of completion is what’s best for your child. In this episode, we’re discussing the difference between the two, the requirements of each, and help shed light on how parents can make that decision. Full transcript for this episode […]

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Jan / 30

What You Need to Know About New Changes in CA Teacher Credentialing Programs [IEP 013]

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Many schools and teachers aren’t equipped for implementing full inclusion or mainstreaming. Recent changes in Ca Teacher Credentialing programs are helping improve and updating the credentialing requirements for both general and special education teachers. Full show transcript at the bottom of this post. What We Cover in this Episode: Why a shortage of special ed […]

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Jan / 23

Dyslexia, Learning Accommodations, and the New Guidelines [IEP 012]

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There is much conversation surrounding dyslexia and what it is exactly. In this episode, we tackle the subject of dyslexia and how laws that have recently emerged are approaching this disability in academic settings. Joining us today is law student and IEP advocate, Victoria Lucero Full show transcript available at the bottom of this post. […]

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Jan / 16

The ABC’s of LGBTQ Rights Protections with LGBTQ Affirming Therapist Jamie Swanson [IEP 011]

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Show Notes How can we all become more aware and understanding of students who identify as LGBTQ? What can parents and schools do to become more inclusive? Joining us today is LGBTQ affirming therapist, Jamie Swanson, and she shares some insights on appropriate language to use and legal protections to be aware of. Full show […]

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Jan / 09

10 Instances When It’s Necessary to Reach Out to a Special Education Attorney [IEP 010]

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When should a parent reach out to a special education attorney as opposed to an IEP advocate? In this episode, Amanda and I, along with IEP advocate and law student, Victoria Lucero, cover the top 10 instances when a special education attorney is the appropriate person to help you and your child. Full show transcript […]

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Jan / 02

How Our Education Laws are Formed and Enforced [IEP 009]

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In order to understand why our education systems and laws are the way they are, it’s important to explore how they were formed and how they are currently enforced. In this episode, Vickie and I chat about the basics of our federal and state education laws and how the two work together to create your […]

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Dec / 19

To iPad or Not to iPad – A Look Into Technology Inside and Outside of School [IEP 008]

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There are many different types of assistive technology to help students living with disabilities in the classroom. In this episode, Amanda and I discuss the purpose of the various technologies available, the pros and cons of their use in school, and how an assistive technology specialist can help. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: How […]

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Dec / 12

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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