Best Special Needs podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Connecting The Special Needs Community. There is nothing more empowering than confidence and there is no greater need forthat 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.
 
Bringing Up Betty is a podcast about the unique experiences that come with raising special needs kids. The podcast is a collection of narrative interviews with parents who are raising children with disabilities, developmental delays, diseases and other challenges.
 
Award winning, world renowned authors, psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, advocates and respected children's foundations join us to help you better understand a special needs child.... and yourself. You are your child's best advocate - if not you then who - become an informed educated parent here at The Coffee Klatch.
 
A free podcast of funny, strange and heartwarming stories about individuals with special needs from around the world, presented by The Drive for Rebecca.Please send your stories to:stories@DriveForRebecca.org
 
Your host, Kim, has a teenage daughter with severe autism and other special needs that will require 24/7 care 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 the way. You will quickly find her getting things right just as often as wrong. These mishaps will also be openly shared as we all fumble through this journey together.
 
Welcome to the Unexceptional Moms Podcast, where we offer hope and encouragement for special needs parents. Join us in this journey as we navigate the joys and challenges of raising children with disabilities. We want you to know you're not alone.
 
Kate discusses estate planning for special needs kids, based on her experiences and research she put in when she wrote her book (yet to be published) The Surrogate Parent. This is from a parent's perspective.
 
Holistic, nutritional and practical tips and advice for parents who have children with learning disorders or special needs, including anxiety, ADHD, depression, anger issues and autism spectrum traits.
 
Tracy Sherriff, founder and facilitator of the Hamilton Parent Advocacy Learning and Support Network invites parents, educators, politicians, or anyone who is doing remarkable things for children and students with special needs to the show. A parent of children with unique learning differences and an educator in the field of special needs, Tracy has had the privilege of being on both sides of the table. Tracy and her guests talk openly about advocacy, collaboration, and partnership within th ...
 
Welcome to the Care-Go: Special Needs Transportation podcast, where amazing things happen.
 
An honest look at life in a special needs family
 
This show is for anyone who is raising a child with neurological differences. Being a mother of a little girl with autism and epilepsy, its time that us parents talk about what life is really like and how do we manage. Each week, we will discuss topics relating to the special needs parenting journey. From getting second opinions and talking about therapies, schools, and friendships to learning the tips and strategies that parents and professionals use to manage the difficulties along the way.
 
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Special Needs Rock
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Special Needs Rock is one of the only shows dedicated to the accomplishments and challenges of the special needs community.
 
Online Magazine Serving the Special Needs Community. Providing practical tips, sharing life’s lessons, tackling the challenges and celebrating the joys of one of life’s greatest gifts.
 
KMUZ - Community Radio, serving Salem, Monmouth, Independence, Albany, Turner, Stayton, & Jefferson - Oregon
 
Special Needs Attorneys
 
Sharing the joys and challenges of raising a child with special needs in today's world. Guests will include professionals in the areas of special education, law, estate planning, respite and many more!
 
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How is the adult special needs community going to receive adequate supports, maximum independence, and safety with the limited budgets available in most states? Could technology be the answer? Jason Ray from Simply Home joins us for a discussion on how homes customized with technological adaptations are providing dignity and independence for th ...…
 
Do you feel anger, jealousy, and resentment because your child isn't who you dreamed of when you thought about being a parent? Do you feel way over your head and that you and your child have been short-changed due to a medical diagnosis? Grieving over a life you prepared for and fantasized about is totally normal and actually very healthy. Us m ...…
 
Ipads and smartphones have been game changers for individuals with special needs. Device apps are providing an avenue for communication, learning and independence. BUT, there are over 2 million apps to choose from with over 1000 being added to the store every day. How can we possibly keep up with what is available and know if they are applicabl ...…
 
Finding out that your child has autism is on the top of the list of stressful events in your life. It comes with so many fears and emotions and grieving. When my daughter was diagnosed when she was 2, I had two thoughts, first I thought that she was going to be the “lucky” ones that autism wouldn't affect very much, I also thought that if I wor ...…
 
Fresh Meals made easier with: Laura Fuentes, Founder of MOMables [Click to Listen to Podcast] Do you struggle with planning healthy meals for your family? Does it seem like your... The post Do you struggle with planning healthy meals for your family? appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.…
 
Why the title of the show is Accepting the Unacceptable and what exactly it means
 
The topic of getting a second opinion isn't the most glamorous, I totally get it, but there is a reason I am starting here. When Remy first started having seizures, we assumed that the neurologist at the hospital (who sees thousands of epilepsy cases a year) would be able to guide us and show us the way. She was supposed to know everything ther ...…
 
Jason Hague, author of Aching Joy joins us to discuss the tension we often experience when feelings of joy are paired with feelings of pain. Should we strive to feel one more than the other? Is that even possible? What about hope? Should we allow it into our lives or is keeping the expectations low our only shot at happiness? Show notes availab ...…
 
Part 2 of our conversation with Erin Sheldon, CEO of Integration Action for Inclusion, focuses on how to stay person centered with augmentative & alternative communication device users. Related Episodes: #49: Person Centered Planning #48: Augmentative and Alternative Communication #34 - Non FAPE? 5 Things to Do Before the IEP Meeting #33 - Home ...…
 
#23: Be Inspired, Dream Big with John Tucker and Rachel Osterbach [Click to Listen to Podcast] In today’s purposeful conversation (episode #23), I am speaking with lead cast members John Tucker and Rachel Osterbach from the EMMY... The post Be Inspired, Dream Big with John Tucker and Rachel Osterbach appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Ma ...…
 
Person centered planning is not a system or policy but rather a way of thinking. It asks that we momentarily put aside what is currently offered and focus on what is important to an individual with special needs before thinking about what is important for them to fit in the existing system. Our guest is Erin Sheldon who is the CEO of Integratio ...…
 
All About the Show - Starting From the Beginning When I first started on the road of being a mom of a child with autism and epilepsy, I was a fish out of water. I had no preparation or warning and not a clue of how to be the mom I needed to be for my daughter who obviously needed so much care. Out of desperation, I turned to every single place ...…
 
Rachael Langley is a speech language pathologist specializing in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Rachael talks with us about ***finding an AAC specialist***aided facilitated stimulation***communication autonomy***avoiding prompt dependency***overcoming obstacles parents, teachers, and support staff face in becoming fluent AAC ...…
 
Art Therapy: What it is and isn’t [Click to Listen to Podcast] Today we’re talking with Raquel Farrell-Kirk, MS, ATR-BC about art therapy: What it is and isn’t. Raquel has been... The post Art Therapy: How it works, the benefits, how to start appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.
 
How to delegate your to-do list to your kids. [Click to Listen to Podcast] In today’s conversation, we’re going to talk about delegating your to-do list to your kids. I... The post The benefits of delegating your to-do list to your kids appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.
 
Making a Difference | Peaceful Fruits: Paving The Way for Socially Good Partnerships [Click to Listen to Podcast] In today’s conversation, I am speaking with Evan Delahanty, the Founder and CEO of Peaceful Fruits, a socially good, snack startup... The post Peaceful Fruits: Paving The Way for Socially Good Partnerships appeared first on Parentin ...…
 
Lessons Learned | How to win the special needs marathon with no training Raising a child with special needs is very much like running a marathon. [Click to Listen to... The post How to run the special needs marathon with no training appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.
 
Back-To-School | Special Education: The Pros and Cons of Public vs. Private School Parents and Professionals share their experiences and perspective on the pros and cons of Public School vs.... The post Special Education: The Pros and Cons of Public vs. Private School appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.…
 
In this episode, you will get to hear snippets from each guest in the 12 part safety series and the three big takeaways from the host. Know bad things can and do happen. Know how to tell if something bad is happening. Know what to do. This episode is a quick listen and one to use if you are just finding the safety series and want to hear from e ...…
 
Back-To-School | Family-School Collaboration focusing on quality of life for all [Click to Listen to Podcast] In this episode, Meme Heineman and Kimberli Breen, will be discussing Home and School Collaboration with... The post Family-School Collaboration focusing on quality of life for all appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.…
 
Would your loved one with disabilities have the support necessary to stay safe in the event of an on campus crisis? Are you a special educator? Would you have all you need to keep your students safe? needs. Combining her background as a special educator and mother to a son with disabilities, Dr. Laura Clarke and her colleague created one of the ...…
 
Dr. Lauren Moskowitz is known for her work with self-injurious behavior in individuals with special needs. In this episode, she helps us understand why SIB is happening and discusses ABA as a method of treatment. Links to items discussed at www.lomah.org/podcast2/45 Related Episodes: #36 Trauma Indicators, #37 Emergency Responder Preparation, # ...…
 
As parents, we need to be aware there is a heightened risk of sexual abuse for our loved ones with disabilities. Nora Baladerian is the director of the Disability and Abuse Project and the recipient of many distinguished awards. She conducts seminars and training across the country and is often consulted by attorneys litigating cases of assault ...…
 
How To Close Out Summer And Prepare For The New School Year [Click to Listen to Podcast] In this episode, we’re talking with our guest, Nicole Bovell. She is a longtime advocate of the special education community and the author... The post How to close out Summer and Prepare for the New School Year appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Maga ...…
 
The kids were in danger and didn’t even care. This is a raw and real look at how stress impacts our physical and mental capabilities to parent. (Please don’t judge.) Related Episodes: #36 - Trauma Indicators #12 - Finding and Hiring Caregivers #08 - Vacation or Relocation? #07 - Vacation Hacks #04 - The Caregiving, Celebrating Balancing Act…
 
What is the connection between autism and epilepsy? Does one cause the other or are other factors at play? When is the first seizure most likely to happen? Are they harmful? Can they be missed? When do we need to call 911? Our expert guest, Dr. Roberto Tuchman, is chief of the neurology department at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, Flori ...…
 
Have you considered adding an assistance dog to your team of support? Assistance dogs can bring independence, safety, comfort, dignity, companionship, (and cuteness) to the special needs team. The process is quite lengthy and choosing the right organization is important. Paws with a Cause has been training assistance dogs for those with disabil ...…
 
We have seen too many stories on the news of cameras and other recording devices documenting poor treatment or abuse of special needs individuals. Would placement of recording devices in the spaces individuals with disabilities are receiving services help protect this vulnerable population? If, yes, then why isn't it being done and how can that ...…
 
This episode is a must listen from beginning to end for parents, educators, and providers of individuals with disabilities. Restraining someone against their will or placing them in an area of seclusion where they can not get out are still widely used methods in the special needs community. Why? Today’s episode addresses this question. Click he ...…
 
Are you stuck in Survival Mode? Feel Beautiful and Alive Again: Discover how to rejuvenate your body In this episode, we’re talking with our guest, Leslie Gjonbalaj. She’s a registered dietitian, rejuvenation... The post Are you STUCK in survival mode? appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.…
 
Daniel Simonds lives in Florida and is a huge Disney fan. He was born with Cerebral Palsy and uses a motorized wheelchair to get around. He has a special app on his iPad that lets him communicate. He went to Winter Haven High School and Warner University. Currently he volunteers at Give Kids the World, a non profit group that provides a fun and ...…
 
Wandering and elopement are stressful and scary scenarios that, unfortunately, can end tragically. Emily Diamond, a professor, and researcher at the Wright Institute in Berkeley joins us to provide ways parents can take a proactive approach of putting plans in place so that our loved one with disabilities can be found quickly should he or she g ...…
 
When 911 is called and an individual with special needs is on the scene, it can be at best confusing and at worse fatal. It is important for caregivers and providers to prepare in advance. Dennis Debbbaudt has spent over 25 years providing training for first responders who may come into contact with individuals who have autism and disabilities. ...…
 
In this episode, we’re talking about the “forgotten” part of parenting a child with special needs. In case you’re wondering what the “forgotten part” is….it is YOU. [Click to Listen to... The post The “forgotten” part of parenting a child with special needs appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.…
 
Identifying and recovering from trauma can be complicated for our loved one with special needs. There are only a handful of professionals in the country providing therapy for individuals with disabilities who have experienced trauma. Dr. Daniel Hoover of the Kennedy Krieger Institute (a partner of John Hopkins School of Medicine) is one of them ...…
 
In this episode, I’m joined by Jamie Sumner. Jamie is an author, blogger, and special needs mom. We’re talking with her today about her new book, “UNBOUND” wherein she shares... The post How to get free from unrealistic expectations of motherhood appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.
 
Let’s talk about…SEX EDUCATION Why? Because there are a few things, parents of children with special needs need to know… because we also know our children are vulnerable. But they are... The post Sex Education: Teaching the most vulnerable appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.
 
Today, I am talking with you about Advocating: What you need to know to become a better advocate [Click to Listen to Podcast] As I like to say,… “Becoming... The post Advocating: What you need to know to become a better Advocate appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.
 
Celebrate Siblings Today, I am speaking with Don Meyer about siblings and why they are too IMPORTANT to ignore. [Click to Listen to Podcast] Don Meyer is the director of the... The post Why Siblings Are Too Important To Ignore appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.
 
Season #1 of the LOMAH podcast has come to an end. Before moving along to season #2, we share lessons from the last year and follow up on past guests. Shownotes at https://www.lomah.org/podcast/35
 
Father’s Perspective: Raising a child with special needs How has raising a child with special needs changed your life? A father’s perspective In today’s podcast, I’m speaking with my husband, Tom, to... The post Father’s Perspective: Raising a Child with Special Needs appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.…
 
Students with special needs are entitled to a fair and appropriate education, commonly called FAPE. Sometimes parents idea of FAPE differ from the school district and can be met with resistance. In today's episode, we share 5 steps to take before presenting your idea to the IEP team. We also veer off topic to discuss: The importance of being ag ...…
 
March is Brain Injury Awareness Today, I am talking with Stephanie Kita, and she’s going to tell us about surviving from and living with a Traumatic Brain Injury. [Click to Listen to... The post Surviving and Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury appeared first on Parenting Special Needs Magazine.
 
Annette Musso began an alternative form of education for her son with autism during the elementary school years that is a twist on homeschooling. We cover this “homeschooling twist” in two episodes. Episode #33 reveals what it is and how it came to be, and in episode #34 we go into practical tips in partnering with the school district to craft ...…
 
Applied Behavioral Services is a school in the Midwest who, for 20 years, has been working with students that have autism or related disorders. They currently serve over 250 special needs students and 35 school districts per day. In this episode, we will be inspired to blaze trails that do not already exist for our children with special needs. ...…
 
Today we had the opportunity to talk with to interview Soeren Palumbo of Spead the Word to End the Word about what negative effects words like "retarded" have on the special needs community, where it came from and how to end the spread of the word. We also talk about the Special Olympics and I am sure you will hear some things you did not know.…
 
We had the opportunity to talk with the Autism Society about what it means to live with autism. We talked about some of the myths and real facts
 
"Falling off the cliff" refers to what happens to young adults with special needs upon exiting the school system and losing services that were once readily available. One of the most important things that can be done to prepare for the shift in services is focus on the Individualized Transition Plan which is a federally mandated document guidin ...…
 
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