Best Special Education podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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This podcast breaks down the confusing world of disability and Special Education into understandable chunks perfect for anyone looking to learn more.
 
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This video segment demonstrates how teachers should use special education strategies without the other students knowing about their special education needs. This video helps teachers to teach along with other teachers in their classroom.
 
Protecting Individuals with Exceptional Needs
 
AUTISM POSSIBLE will help you Embrace Your Mission to support your autistic superhero and get passionate about life! Join us with a cup of your favorite beverage to get a little honesty, a pinch of humor, and a whole lot of spice. Each week, your host Dr. Teresa Vasquez tackles topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, special education advocacy, tech integration and home domotics, and the empowerment of families. She also offers tech tips you can put to use today. A good life with Autism ...
 
This podcast speaks about the issues and the following factors of Special Education in the classrooms and students needs and the differences that lie in funding, training, and resources in different regional school districts comparing Pico Rivera District from Arnold O. Beckman High School in Tustin District. Brenda A. & Ali P. interviewed three special aide and teacher specialists who have had professional training and experience of directing special ed autistic students and those with phys ...
 
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About Mishon Johnson Mishon Johnson, California native and mother of three boys first began advocating for her 2nd born son, Evan, who was diagnosed with Autism at the age for 2 in 2014. Evan was in early intervention at the age of 16 months when regression was noticed. The transition of advocating was helped tremendously by her extensive backg ...…
 
About Leigh Monichon Leigh’s 25 years in special education advocacy began with her autistic son. He was in a low-expectation special day class with only four picture icons to communicate and now he attends a four-year university. This was due to extensive determination, persistence, and advocacy. In addition to providing volunteer advocacy on t ...…
 
About Anne Zachry Anne has been a special education and disability resource lay advocate since 1991, a paralegal since 2005, and an educational psychologist since 2013. She participated in due process hearings, federal district court appeals, 9th Circuit appeals, and California State courts on behalf of students with disabilities and their fami ...…
 
About Juliet Barraza Juliet Barraza is the parent of two young boys, one of whom has developmental disabilities and epilepsy. Raised with Spanish as her primary language, she started translating at a very young age for members of her family and has continued to use her language skills as an active volunteer in the area of translation and specia ...…
 
About Attorney John Lansing John is an Elder Law attorney practicing in Pasadena, California. He became an Elder Law attorney in large part due to his experience caring for his mother. She was afflicted with a neurodegenerative disease in early middle age. John’s practice focuses on long-term care, estate planning, conservatorships, probates, s ...…
 
About Valerie Aprahamian Valerie Aprahamian, Founder of Advocates For Angels, is a Non-Attorney Advocate, Author, Teacher of Special Education Law, and Speaker. Valerie’s life work has been to assist parents of special needs children in the development of their child’s Individual Education Program (IEP)—to enable each child to reach the highest ...…
 
About Lynda Zussman Lynda is an Educational Consultant and Advocate who helps families with the Special Education process to receive the best placement and services for their special needs child. She maintains a credential in the State of California in Regular and Special Education and works in three different school districts. She is an expert ...…
 
About Bonnie Landau Bonnie is a special education advocate and parenting coach who helps parents find solutions to help their children overcome their special ed challenges. As a special ed mom herself, Bonnie has dedicated the last 11 years to researching solutions to help her oldest son who was diagnosed PDD-NOS in 2009. She is the author of S ...…
 
About Barbara Major Barbara Major is mom to 2 kids, one of whom has autism. She has a corporate background in educational technology where she worked over 10 years with educators to ensure student achievement. She transitioned out of corporate work to concentrate on helping her child with autism. Like many parents of children with special needs ...…
 
About Marta Leyva Marta V. Leyva, M.A. is the owner of Voz de Victoria, a bilingual (Spanish / English) special education advocacy and educational consulting firm that has been supporting parents for the last 8 years. She currently works to improve the lives of children with disabilities and their families by creating a collaborative partnershi ...…
 
About Paul Eisenberg Mr. Eisenberg has provided advocacy assistance and representation to over 1,000 families with special needs since 1984. He has represented families in the education process at Individual Education Planning meetings, Mediations, and Resolution meetings; Individual Program Planning meetings, Mediations, Informal Meetings and ...…
 
About Kim Taylor Kim Taylor’s passion for advocating started at a young age. Both of her brothers had their own unique learning challenges and their parents actively advocated for them. Kim and her husband adopted children from South Korea, as infants. Their son has had his own unique learning challenges and has a primary diagnosis of autism. H ...…
 
About Brenda Rogers Brenda earned her Bachelors Degree in Criminology, Law and Society in 1998 from UC Irvine, a Masters Degree, from UCI, in 2001 and advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. in sociology in 2003. Brenda has taught at several Southern California colleges and universities between 2001 and 2009 and has been advocating for disabled stude ...…
 
About Dave Gaines Dave is the founder and CEO of Sacramento Autistic Spectrum and Special Needs Alliance (SASSNA), a nonprofit organization in Sacramento, California that provides high-quality, comprehensive social services to mentally-diverse young people and their families in the Greater Sacramento region. Dave’s formal background is in appli ...…
 
Five Tips (Plus One) to Having a Successful IEP The IEP can be stressful at times. These five (plus one) tips will help you relax, prepare and feel good about your parental role before, during and after the IEP. Listen Now https://www.csnlg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IEP-5-Five-Tips-Plus-One-For-Having-a-Successful-IEP.mp3 Summary Blog Post ...…
 
An Overview of Your Rights to an IEP In earlier podcasts in this series, we touched on some of the specific rights parents have with regard to an IEP. This show condenses all that information into one discussion so that you have a complete understanding of your rights surrounding an IEP. Listen Now https://www.csnlg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/ ...…
 
Understanding Important Special Education Court Rulings with Attorney Rebecca Diddams The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) calls for “Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)” that is tailored to an individual’s needs. Yet what does that really mean from a legal perspective? What are its limits? Over time, the courts helped ...…
 
What Is Attending an IEP Meeting Like? Michael Boll, father to a son with autism and CSNLG team member, talks with attorney Linaja Murray about what happens during the actual IEP meeting and what it feels like to be there. Listen Now https://www.csnlg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IEP-What-is-an-IEP-Meeting-Like-.mp3 Summary Blog Post We take ...…
 
An Overview of the IEP Michael Boll, father to a son with autism and CSNLG team member, talks with attorney Linaja Murray about the IEP. We cover a general overview of the IEP itself. Listen Now https://www.csnlg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/IEP-Overview.mp3 Summary Blog Post We take the recorded interview and sum it up for you. Linaja Murray ...…
 
Going to a Hearing Michael Boll, father to a son with autism and CSNLG team member, talks with attorney Richard Isaacs about going to hearing. When all other efforts to find an agreement have failed, heading to a hearing is one of he final things for a family to do. Listen Now https://www.csnlg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/7-Hearing.mp3 Summa ...…
 
Understanding the Mediation Process Michael Boll, father to a son with autism and CSNLG team member, talks with attorney Richard Isaacs about mediation. Something that is required by the California Office of Administrative Hearing prior to a full hearing. Listen Now https://www.csnlg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/6-Mediation.mp3 Summary Blog P ...…
 
What Happens When Your School District Sues You? Michael Boll, father to a son with autism and CSNLG team member, talks with attorney Richard Isaacs about the scary thought of a district suing the family. It does happen and sometimes they feel compelled to do it. Listen Now https://www.csnlg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Special-Series-5-When- ...…
 
Deciding to File a Lawsuit Michael Boll, father to a son with autism and CSNLG team member, talks with attorney Richard Isaacs about the choice to file a lawsuit. Listen Now https://www.csnlg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Show-4-Deciding-to-File-a-Lawsuit.mp3 Summary Blog Post We take the recorded interview and sum it up for you. Transcript Re ...…
 
Finding and Communicating Solutions Michael Boll, father to a son with autism and CSNLG team member, talks with attorney Richard Isaacs about deciding on solutions for your child’s specific situation and then advocating for those solutions with the school district. Listen Now https://www.csnlg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Show-3-Finding-Solut ...…
 
Understanding Your Case Michael Boll, father to a son with autism and CSNLG team member, talks with attorney Richard Isaacs about understanding your case through the file review process. Listen Now https://www.csnlg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Show2-The-File-Review-Process.mp3 Summary Blog Post We take the recorded interview and sum it up fo ...…
 
Are We a Good Match for Each Other? Michael Boll, father to a son with autism and CSNLG team member, introduces our special series on the process of working with an attorney or advocate to help your son or daughter. This is a mutli-part series. We start with how the process works here at CSNLG and what steps happen to go from someone seeking he ...…
 
Can a Functional Behavioral Assessment Help Your Child? Audio Information Session from CSNLG If you have a child with special needs such as autism, you may quickly start hearing about Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB) as therapies that are helpful to children. Today I talk with Dr. Denise Eckman president and executive ...…
 
Tia Jones Shares The Lindamood-Bell Program Audio Information Session from CSNLG ‘Readin, ‘writin and ‘rithmetic, or the three r’s as they used to call it, it still a fundamental concern for parents and educators who see a student struggling in those areas. Additional help and instruction in those areas is often a successful way to catch a stud ...…
 
The Role of Trust and Communication Before, During and After an IEP Audio Information Session from CSNLG Having a successful IEP meeting, plan, implementation, etc. can involve a wide range of people and logistical efforts. Trust, based on constructive communication, is often the key factor in keeping all these moving parts working together. To ...…
 
Special Education Teacher, Parent and Advocate, Adrienne Oliviera, Shares Her Stories From Both Sides of the Table Audio Information Session from CSNLG Idealism and the desire to help people is often an overarching view of many young people fresh out of school and ready to contribute to the world. For Adrienne Oliveira, my guest today, she saw ...…
 
Are Social Groups Right For Your Child? Audio Information Session from CSNLG Children with special needs, especially with autism, can find navigating the social world difficult and challenging. There are so many rules for social interaction and they constantly evolve depending on who is in the room, as we age, etc. Today I talk with Brock Trope ...…
 
When Do I Need an Advocate or Attorney? Audio Information Session from CSNLG Hiring an advocate or attorney may, at some point, be something you need to consider. An advocate can be part of your support team at a lower cost while an attorney helps if you need to review the law or maybe are not satisfied with the services your district is offeri ...…
 
Almost all of us know someone affected by ADHD. Check this out to learn more about about this condition and what you can do to help!
 
Tips For Navigating The IEP With Attorney Richard Isaacs Audio Information Session from CSNLG The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the key document, roadmap, etc. for a child securing special education services. Rich and I talk about the IEP and what important aspects you should know and understand as a parent or caregiver. Bio Rich Is ...…
 
Parent Ashley Lopez Shares Her Special Education Story Audio Information Session from CSNLG Community Advisory Committees (CAC). Have you heard of them? Ashley Lopez has and she has some interesting information to share! Every school in California is required to have this organization to facilitate communication between parents of children with ...…
 
A Better Understanding of Our Sensory System and Sensory Integration With Dr. Susanne Smith Roley Audio Information Session from CSNLG Our sensory system has a profound impact on our everyday experiences and how we react to our world. Maybe a noise is annoying, a light too bright or an article of clothing feels just not right. For children with ...…
 
Should I Hire an Advocate For My Child With Special Needs? Audio Information Session from CSNLG Should I hire an advocate? This question may be on your mind as you begin or continue to learn about and push for services for your child with special needs. Dr. Susan Burnett faced this same question while helping her two children obtain additional ...…
 
How Are Legal Services Paid For With Special Education Cases? An Audio Information Session from CSNLG I don’t know about you, but the thought of hiring a lawyer for any dispute makes me go into a near panic. Right away I start to think about just how much it is going to cost? This is especially true for parents like us who have a child with Spe ...…
 
ABA and Verbal Behavior with Dr. Denise Eckman Audio Information Session from CSNLG If you have a child with special needs such as autism, you may quickly start hearing about Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB) as therapies that are helpful to children. Today I talk with Dr. Denise Eckman president and executive director ...…
 
Understanding Assessments with Dr. Perry Passaro An Audio Information Session from CSNLG You notice your child is not performing in school as well as his/her peers and you begin to think something is going on. It is at this point that you, or an educator, might suggest an assessment be given. My wife and I very much remember when this happened. ...…
 
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Dr. Perry Passaro Audio Information Session from CSNLG Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an empirical, research-based practice that helps individuals recognize their negative thoughts and replace them with more positive ways of thinking. It can be especially helpful to those with anxiety, depression and OCD ...…
 
Is your child or a kid in your class behaving in a way that is really challenging and you just can't figure it out? Check out this episode to learn how to begin addressing those behaviors, by learning how to think about behavior, and one system that can help teach positive behaviors. Please go check out Ross Greene's book, "Lost at School" and ...…
 
In this episode we discuss IEP meetings, when they happen, why they happen, and how they should look and feel. This finishes of the series on IEP's that serve as the foundation for the content that we will be getting into in the next episodes! Check out the next episode for how to address challenging behaviors in the classroom and at home. With ...…
 
In this episode we go through a quick tour of an IEP, going over each section in order, and discuss their importance for all of the stakeholders involved. Overview: Case Managers- everything is important General Education Teachers- Input for the present levels, check out the goals, and pay close attention to the supplementary aids and services. ...…
 
Today's episode is part one of a three part series tackling the heart of Special Education: The Individualized Education Plan. This episode focuses on the legal background of the IEP, how IEP's are created, and parent's legal rights in this process. Look for part 2 coming soon for a tour of an actual IEP! Thank You! For more information regardi ...…
 
In this episode we focus on how the United States School system was formed, and how that system makes very little sense when you compare it to what we know about how our brains and minds work. For more information see: "How the Mind Works" by Steven Pinker https://www.raceforward.org/research/reports/historical-timeline-public-education-us…
 
This episode will be going over the basics of what to expect from this podcast! I hope that this gives you some context, lets get learning!
 
Have you ever had a conversation with someone who was spouting something as fact that you knew to be untrue but you had no way of disproving what they were saying? Welcome to the life of a Cape Wearer! We see things at home that some members of the IEP team never see and they are NOT going to take our word for it. Whose word will they HAVE to c ...…
 
I don’t know about you, but I want everyone to know all there is to know about my superhero! I want them to know what he likes, what he doesn’t like, etc. Why? Because it makes our lives a whole lot easier if the people who are on the team know what makes my fellow tick! Not knowing can be the difference between a good day and a day full of mel ...…
 
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