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Disability rights is the next frontier in civil rights. We believe education is the key to building an inclusive society and ensuring that all students are given an equal opportunity. The Inclusive Education Project Podcast, hosted by Special Education and Civil Rights attorneys, Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett, offers a fresh, smart perspective on what it takes to truly make our educational systems and communities inclusive. Tune in each week as Amanda and Vickie share insight on topics ranging from education reform to advocating for equal rights for all students, and participating in modern activism. This show will also offer user-friendly resources to help you and your family navigate the educational playing field.

Disability rights is the next frontier in civil rights. We believe education is the key to building an inclusive society and ensuring that all students are given an equal opportunity. The Inclusive Education Project Podcast, hosted by Special Education and Civil Rights attorneys, Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett, offers a fresh, smart perspective on what it takes to truly make our educational systems and communities inclusive. Tune in each week as Amanda and Vickie share insight on topics ranging from education reform to advocating for equal rights for all students, and participating in modern activism. This show will also offer user-friendly resources to help you and your family navigate the educational playing field.

Location:

United States

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Disability rights is the next frontier in civil rights. We believe education is the key to building an inclusive society and ensuring that all students are given an equal opportunity. The Inclusive Education Project Podcast, hosted by Special Education and Civil Rights attorneys, Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett, offers a fresh, smart perspective on what it takes to truly make our educational systems and communities inclusive. Tune in each week as Amanda and Vickie share insight on topics ranging from education reform to advocating for equal rights for all students, and participating in modern activism. This show will also offer user-friendly resources to help you and your family navigate the educational playing field.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Communication and Collaboration in the Classroom with Melinda Arnost [IEP 144]

10/20/2020
We’re thrilled to have Melinda Arnost on the show today for an exciting conversation around teachers and providing them not only the tools they need to successfully create and lead their inclusive classrooms but a guidebook that breaks it all down for them. Melinda Arnost is an Intervention Specialist who currently teaches grades K-3 in autism units. She previously taught middle school and high school and has always been an inclusive advocate. Melinda also runs a non-profit ice skating...

Duration:00:36:19

Bloom Foundation with Andi Long [IEP 143]

10/13/2020
If talking kindly to plants helps them to grow, just imagine what it would do for us humans! Today we’re chatting with Andi Long, Founder and CEO of Bloom Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower and encourage girls experiencing bullying. Listen in to this encouraging conversation around learning how to be kind to others as well as ourselves, and changing the narrative from being bullied to becoming a leader. Show Highlights: Andi shares her traumatic...

Duration:00:22:02

Reviewing Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution with Todd Hasak-Lowy [IEP 142]

10/6/2020
We’re excited to welcome Todd Hasak-Lowy back to the show. There was an amazing Netflix documentary called “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” that aired right around the time the pandemic hit, and many people, including us, missed out on seeing or hearing about it because of that event. Thankfully, Todd let us know about it, we’ve watched it, and now we’re all going to be sharing our thoughts on its relevance today and why you just might want to watch it, too! Todd Hasak-Lowy is an author...

Duration:00:45:07

All About Assessments with Dr. Ariel Eckfeld [IEP 141]

9/29/2020
We’re so excited to welcome Dr. Ariel Eckfeld, a pediatric neuropsychologist, to the show! Dr. Eckfeld has always been interested in brain-behavior relationships and understanding how the things that happen in our brain and our mind affect the way that we interact with people, both at school and later on in work settings. Today we’re talking about quality assessments, that critical step required in order for us to advocate on behalf of those children who are in need of our services. We...

Duration:00:24:09

Co-parenting Through Separation and Divorce with Dr. David Hill [IEP 140]

9/22/2020
Co-parenting is becoming more common these days, but things can get a bit more complicated when the arrangement involves a child with unique needs. On today’s show, we welcome Dr. David Hill, co-author with Dr. Jann Blackstone, of Co-parenting Through Separation and Divorce: Putting Your Children First. Dr. David Hill is a practicing pediatrician and a dad in a blended family, with personal experience in the co-parenting field. We are thrilled to have this conversation that will provide you...

Duration:00:28:17

Anne Fricke: There's an Undercurrent of Hope for Change [IEP 139]

9/15/2020
You may remember today's guest from a couple of previous episodes, once when we interviewed her and another episode where she was gracious enough to allow us to replay the show where she interviewed US. Anne Fricke is a poet, writer, and host of the Walking with Freya podcast, through which she shares her story of raising a daughter with Prader-Willi Syndrome. On today's episode, we'll be hearing about how Anne's family has been handling the distance learning experience during the pandemic,...

Duration:00:22:46

Uniquely Normal: Tapping the Reservoir of Normalcy to Treat Autism with Robert Bernstein [IEP 138]

9/8/2020
The changes that will likely be made in the new school year due to the coronavirus pandemic will likely be long-lasting, possibly into the next few years. While we may see some positive technological advancements, we are also going to see differences in the way we educate our children and in the ways we help our children cope with the traumatic after-effects of this unprecedented event. Updating the current broken educational system is an important perspective shift, and today’s guest just...

Duration:00:24:40

Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children with Taylor Smith [IEP 137]

9/1/2020
Welcome back to the Inclusive Education Project Podcast! We hope you’ve enjoyed the summer break and we have some great podcasts lined up for you this fall, including plenty about the new school year. Joining us today, however, is Taylor Smith, the Executive Director of the Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children. We are incredibly honored to have her on the show and think that you will be as touched by the unique work that the Foundation does, as we are. Don’t miss this inspiring...

Duration:00:20:40

Special Announcement From Amanda and Vickie [IEP Bonus]

6/30/2020
We’re taking a break during July and August to recharge our creative juices, but we’ll be back with brand-new episodes in September! We’ve been bringing you timely information from the Federal and State Departments of Education and what the school districts are doing during this pandemic, but during these summer months, we’re in a gray area where we’ve now heard that most school districts won’t be making decisions about the upcoming school year until later in the summer. Listen in as we...

Duration:00:13:44

Best Buddies with Sarah Won and Caley Versfelt [IEP 136]

6/30/2020
The programs at Best Buddies International empower those with special abilities to develop meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve their public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and to feel valued by society. Today’s guest is Sarah Won, the Director of State Operations for Best Buddies California, and her co-guest is Caley Versfelt, a Best Buddies Ambassador. Together, Amanda, Vickie, Sarah, and Caley explore this global...

Duration:00:23:21

If I Squeeze Your Head I’m Sorry with Gwen Vogelzang [IEP 135]

6/23/2020
How can we use the lessons we’re learning during the COVID-19 pandemic to better the education system? That is the main topic of discussion today between Amanda, Vickie, and their special guest, Gwen Vogelzang. Gwen and her husband are adoptive parents to two great kids, one of whom thrives and struggles with Autism and Tourette Syndrome. Gwen and her son, Rylan, have written a book, If I Squeeze Your Head I’m Sorry. Rylan is gifted with imaginative, figurative language and this book...

Duration:00:25:55

We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World with Todd Hasak-Lowy [IEP 134]

6/16/2020
Todd Hasak-Lowy joins Amanda and Vickie for a conversation about nonviolent activism, in light of the current protests going on around the country. Listen in to this eye-opening conversation on how monumental change takes place! Todd Hasak-Lowy is an author and Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives in Evanston, Illinois (just outside Chicago), with his wife, two daughters, a dog, and two cats. His latest book for the younger crowd is We Are Power: How...

Duration:00:30:46

Staying Connected with Genia Stephen [IEP 133]

6/9/2020
On today’s show, Genia Stephen joins Amanda and Vickie in a conversation about what the coming school year might hold and the reasons that remote schooling might not be working for everyone. Genia Stephen helps kids with intellectual disabilities build inclusive lives at home, at school, and in the community. She is the founder and host of the Good Things In Life For Kids With Disabilities Podcast with more than 11,000 downloads and manages a community of parents of children with...

Duration:00:21:05

Parentless P.E. with Joe Reed [IEP 132]

6/2/2020
In the state of California, kids need to be active in Physical Education for 110 minutes each week. In this pandemic, most kids are not getting anywhere close to that. On today’s show, Amanda and Vickie welcome Joe Reed, a health trainer who saw a need and reached out with a solution. Don’t miss Joe’s inspiring story of how he went from wheelchair to personal health trainer, from retiring with a disability to overcoming it and being healthier than ever. Joe Reed is the owner and founder of...

Duration:00:21:43

The Birds and the Bees with Dr. Sarah Curtiss [IEP 131]

5/26/2020
It may not be an easy subject to discuss, but it’s a necessary one in order to protect one of our most vulnerable assets. Reducing the risk of sexual violence for those on the autistic spectrum or those with developmental disabilities is not spoken of enough, but sexual abuse is something that is happening in schools, in agencies, and in other caregiving settings. If we’re not talking about it, then we can’t do anything about it. Teaching human sexuality to individuals on the autism...

Duration:00:24:29

Special Education During COVID-19 with Jennifer Price [IEP 130]

5/19/2020
The school year is drawing to a close during this coronavirus event, and there are a lot of adjustments still in progress. We’re not going to know the consequences of these last couple of months for some time to come, nor the trauma that results from it. On today’s show, Jennifer Price, an author and attorney that practices special education, guardianship, and special needs trusts on the East Coast, joins Amanda and Vickie to discuss all things IEP. Listen in to for fascinating insights...

Duration:00:25:30

Crushing Math with Allison Dillard [IEP 129]

5/12/2020
Allison Dillard joins Amanda and Vickie on today’s episode and they dive deep into math and the different ways that you can help your student, whether you’re a teacher or a parent. If your student is struggling, listen in to learn more about the problems that students face in learning math and the skills that will help them master it! Allison is an author and math professor at Irvine Valley College who fell in love with math in high school. For twenty years, she’s been teaching and...

Duration:00:27:49

TeachPlayLearn with Jenn Zehenni Part 2 [IEP 128]

5/5/2020
Amanda and Vickie welcome Jenn Zehenni, Founder of TeachPlayLearn, back to the show. Jenn was their guest in Episode 108 and is one of their trusted experts in the field of educational therapy. Listen in to find out more about the field of educational therapy, accessibility issues, and what TeachPlayLearn has implemented for their students during this coronavirus pandemic. TeachPlayLearn is an educational concierge service that focuses on collaboration, not competition. Jenn makes...

Duration:00:30:17

Poppy Life Care with Erica Solis [IEP 127]

4/28/2020
Amanda and Vickie are excited to introduce today’s guest, their friend and colleague, Erica Solis, from Poppy Life Care. If you’re part of a family with mental health or spectrum disorders, you’ll want to tune in to hear about this non-profit that offers unique lifestyle resources in both Orange County and the Inland Empire. Don’t miss this! Erica Solis is Founder and Executive Director of Poppy Life Care, a United States non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is determined to educate and...

Duration:00:24:02

The CARES Act and COVID-19 Updates [IEP 126]

4/21/2020
Amanda and Vickie explore more deeply the COVID-19 event and share with you the changes they’ve observed, both in California and on a federal level. During their last Corona Virus update in Episode 123, Congress was still in the process of putting together the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, the stimulus package designed to bring relief and stimulate the U.S. economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the concerns at the time involved some Congressmen...

Duration:00:27:55