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I attend IEP meetings for a living and you just can't compete with that level of crazy.This is the only podcast dedicated to helping parents navigate the IEP process.Warning: I've been told I have a Philly accent. I don't hear it. Also, I curse. It's something I'm working on as far as personal development. So please don't be put off. I'm trying.Inspired by her own son with disabilities, Lisa Lightner is an award-winning blogger and advocate. She has previously worked for her county's Arc and has served on the Boards of Directors for several disability organizations. Currently, she is her county's chairperson for the Right to Education Task Force, a federally decreed group set up in 1971 to ensure that all children in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to an education. When not attending IEP meetings with families or lobbying in Harrisburg and DC for disability rights, she can be found on the web at her IEP advice blog, A Day in our Shoes. She is known for her practical, realistic and implementable advice for parents.

I attend IEP meetings for a living and you just can't compete with that level of crazy.This is the only podcast dedicated to helping parents navigate the IEP process.Warning: I've been told I have a Philly accent. I don't hear it. Also, I curse. It's something I'm working on as far as personal development. So please don't be put off. I'm trying.Inspired by her own son with disabilities, Lisa Lightner is an award-winning blogger and advocate. She has previously worked for her county's Arc and has served on the Boards of Directors for several disability organizations. Currently, she is her county's chairperson for the Right to Education Task Force, a federally decreed group set up in 1971 to ensure that all children in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to an education. When not attending IEP meetings with families or lobbying in Harrisburg and DC for disability rights, she can be found on the web at her IEP advice blog, A Day in our Shoes. She is known for her practical, realistic and implementable advice for parents.

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United States

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I attend IEP meetings for a living and you just can't compete with that level of crazy.This is the only podcast dedicated to helping parents navigate the IEP process.Warning: I've been told I have a Philly accent. I don't hear it. Also, I curse. It's something I'm working on as far as personal development. So please don't be put off. I'm trying.Inspired by her own son with disabilities, Lisa Lightner is an award-winning blogger and advocate. She has previously worked for her county's Arc and has served on the Boards of Directors for several disability organizations. Currently, she is her county's chairperson for the Right to Education Task Force, a federally decreed group set up in 1971 to ensure that all children in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to an education. When not attending IEP meetings with families or lobbying in Harrisburg and DC for disability rights, she can be found on the web at her IEP advice blog, A Day in our Shoes. She is known for her practical, realistic and implementable advice for parents.

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English

Contact:

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Episodes

Living with ADHD with Dr. Sarah Cheyette, Pediatric Neurologist

6/4/2020
A pediatric neurologist talks with me about kids living with ADHD, the differences between boys and girls, medications and more. #ADHD #DontIEPalone Tips for Living with ADHD Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:52:26

Talking with Kids about Race

6/3/2020
My chat with Kyle Boyer about how to talk with our kids about race. To get the list of resources, watch the video or read the transcript: Talking with Kids about Race Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:15:46

OT Skills and Distance Learning

6/2/2020
I'm chatting with OT Jaime Bassman about easy ways to practice OT skills during distance learning. You can click that hyperlink above to watch the video or read the transcript. Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:01:01:17

Attorney-Advocate chat about Distance Learning and IEPs

6/1/2020
I'm chatting with 2 special education attorneys about all things. To watch the video or read the transcript: https://adayinourshoes.com/attorney-advocate-distance-learning-ieps/ Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:01:35:09

Q&A about Distance Learning with an IEP

5/29/2020
I'm taking parent questions about distance learning during the pandemic. This is the audio from a Facebook Live event. To watch the video or read the transcript: COVID-19, FAPE and Distance Learning Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:58:13

Understanding PWN

4/23/2020
A review of PWN and its importance. THis is a Facebook live event that I did a few months ago, but I uploaded the video file to here as a podcast. Read more about the PWN: Prior Written Notice PWN: The little known game-changer in the IEP process. Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:40:12

Working on Social Skills at Home

4/22/2020
Recap of my chat with Ashley Rose from Mission Cognition; she shared some ideas on how to work on social skills while we're stuck at home. You can read the list of ideas or watch the video here: 18 Tips to work on Social Skills/SEL while you’re stuck at home (from a BCBA!) Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:39:03

Dealing with Challenging Behaviors

4/21/2020
I'm chatting with Dr. Amanda Kelly, aka BehaviorBabe, about dealing with your child's challenging behaviors. This is an audio file from a Facebook Live event that we did together. If you prefer to read the transcript or watch the video, you can do so here: How to Manage your Child’s Difficult and Challenging Behaviors at Home. Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:01:00:25

PWNs, Assessments and FAPE during school shutdown

4/20/2020
I hosted a Facebook Live event about schools issuing PWNs during the shutdown. IF you wish to read more about this or watch the video instead, you can do so here: Extended School Closings | Some schools issuing PWNs as a Placement Change. Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:31:19

Unpopular Opinions-I'm not expecting FAPE.

3/16/2020
Choosing my battles in this time of crisis. Coronavirus and School Closings | Will your child still receive IEP services? Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:13:38

Attorney-Advocate Chat, Part 2

3/5/2020
Part 2 of my discussion with Steve Jacobson from Jacobson and John, LLP. Oh my gosh, we covered so much! We talked about AT equipment out of school, before and after care programs, section 504, some hallmarks of bad IEPs and 504s and so much more. If you'd like to contact Jacobson and John, a special education law firm near Philadelphia, you can do so through that hyperlink. Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:49:36

Attorney Advocate Chat with Steve Jacobson

3/4/2020
Part 1 of 2, I'm interviewing Special Education Attorney Steve Jacobson. We talked about unilateral placements for Special Education, and how to tell when you might need an attorney to get involved with your IEP disputes. If you are interested in learning more about the firm or to schedule a free consultation with a Special Education Attorney in Pennsylvania, you can click the hyperlinks. Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:42:51

The Brain Recovery Project

3/3/2020
I'm talking IEPs, seizures, research and more with Monika Jones from the Brain Recovery Project. To learn more about: The Brain Recovery Project Our mission is simple: We help children reach their full potential after brain surgery to stop seizures The Brain Recovery Project: Childhood Epilepsy Surgery Foundation 969 Colorado Blvd. | Suite 101 | Los Angeles, CA 90041 We help kids reach their full potential after epilepsy surgery. Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:33:25

Parents are the IEP Police

2/13/2020
No excuses--why parents must engage in the IEP process. Because we are the IEP police! Read more: Parents, You are the IEP Police. Yes, you! Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:23:22

I'll be the wet blanket

2/11/2020
I hate being the bearer of bad news. I really do.Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:19:08

Talking about the Good Things in Life

2/6/2020
Join me as I chat with Genia from GoodThingsInLife.org. We're talking about our kids' social roles, ableism, inclusion, tokenism, inspiration porn, chronic grief and so much more. Please note: This is much longer than most of my podcast episodes. I decided to leave it as one for those who are able to listen in one sitting. Here is the Power of Roles event she mentions in the podcast. Genia Stephen is a speaker, host of the Good Things In Life podcast, and founder of Good Things in Life...

Duration:01:09:35

Part 2 of Advocate Chat with Jackie Waldie

2/4/2020
Part 2 of my chat with Advocate Jackie Waldie from South Dakota. Jackie Waldie has been an advocate for 2 years. Prior to advocacy she was a 5th grade teacher for 12 years and obtained her Master's Degree in Education. Upon leaving teaching, she specialized in tutoring the Barton Method through Rapid City Dyslexic Care. She lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with her two wonderful children and husband. She advocates all over the state under the name Inspire Education at...

Duration:00:39:57

Advocate Chat with Jackie Waldie

1/30/2020
I'm chatting with IEP Advocate Jackie Waldie about all things IEP, and what it's like to sit on both sides of the table. Jackie Waldie has been an advocate for 2 years. Prior to advocacy she was a 5th grade teacher for 12 years and obtained her Master's Degree in Education. Upon leaving teaching, she specialized in tutoring the Barton Method through Rapid City Dyslexic Care. She lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with her two wonderful children and husband. She advocates all over the state...

Duration:00:27:04

Top College Consultants, Part 2

1/28/2020
Part two of my discussion of post-secondary opportunities for kids with IEPs. Guest today is Eric Endlich, Ph.D., psychologist and founder of Top College Consultants®, helps teens with special needs transition to college. He works with students worldwide. Colleges and Programs for Students with Learning Differences (video) Autism-Friendly College List Eric Endlich, Ph.D. (617) 515-3568 (cell) | (833) 932-7759 (toll free) Founder, Top College Consultants®Serving the Full Spectrum of...

Duration:00:19:55

Interview with Eric Endlich, Ph.D.

1/23/2020
Part 1 of 2: I'm chatting with Eric Endlich of Top College Consultants. We're discussing post-secondary opportunities for kids with IEPs. You can find Eric at: Colleges and Programs for Students with Learning Differences (video) Autism-Friendly College List (617) 515-3568 (cell) | (833) 932-7759 (toll free) Top College Consultants® Serving the Full Spectrum of Learners Like us on Facebook and connect with us on LinkedIn Support the show (https://paypal.me/ADayInOurShoes)

Duration:00:23:39