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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

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Episodes

Inclusivity: Let’s Do It Better This Year! with Larkin O’Leary

8/16/2022
Happy Back-to-School Season! Whether you have already stepped boldly into the new school year or are frantically preparing for those upcoming first few days, all of us in the education world are hoping that 2022-2023 will be the best one yet! An important topic for any new school year is inclusivity; we should be asking ourselves how we can look for more inclusivity and make students’ lives better. Join us to learn more from today’s guest! Larkin O’Leary is president of Common Ground...

Duration:00:27:48

The Inclusive Education Project Learning Center

8/9/2022
Hi everyone! We are excited to officially announce here on the podcast the opening of the IEP Learning Center, a virtual learning center for students across the country and the world. We are partnering with Barbara Arrowsmith and using the Arrowsmith Program, which can bring remarkable improvement to many students in the classroom and in their daily functional skills. In today’s solo episode, we are discussing why we chose to start this project and where we hope to take it in the future....

Duration:00:10:54

Summer Prep for Learning Success

8/2/2022
We were recently featured on Dr. Karen Wilson’s Diverse Thinking Different Learning podcast. Today’s episode is a replay of that conversation where we discuss what parents can do over the summer to help prepare their child for a successful upcoming school year. Whether your child has been in a summer school program or on a mental health break over the summer, there are specific things you can do to ensure that your child’s IEP, 504 Plan, or evaluations are in place for success in learning....

Duration:00:46:06

Barbara Arrowsmith Young: Overcoming Learning Disabilities [Encore Episode]

7/5/2022
Barbara Arrowsmith Young joins Amanda and Vickie on today’s podcast. Brain plasticity, how brains learn and how they develop, and how we can be better at providing learning environments and programs for not only kids who are differently-abled, but all kids, are the highlights they’ll be covering. Don’t miss this fascinating, cutting-edge insight! Barbara Arrowsmith Young is the Founder of Arrowsmith School and the Arrowsmith Program. She is the author of the international bestseller, The...

Duration:00:39:15

Summer Goodbye

6/28/2022
We are taking a break over the summer, so this is “goodbye–see you later” for a few weeks. We will return for the 2022-2023 school year, hoping for a smoother and better-executed plan for our students. We hope that we’ve brought some helpful information and inspiration to get you through these challenging times in education. Join us today for a few key takeaways and reminders. *We will be replaying some of our favorite episodes over the next few weeks until we are ready to start off the next...

Duration:00:06:17

Supporting Speech, Language and Learning through Technology with Barbara Fernandes

6/21/2022
Welcome to the official start of summer and to our exciting conversation with author, innovator, researcher, educator and teacher, and entrepreneur, Barbara Fernandes, as we discuss her involvement in technology. Barbara Fernandes, an award-winning Brazilian-American Speech-Language Pathologist, immigrated to the United States as an adult with very limited English skills. She went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in her field, founding two businesses and revolutionizing...

Duration:00:22:38

A Perspective Shift about Accommodations with Maggie Staub

6/14/2022
We made it! This long and awful school year is finally over. It was its own unique beast unlike any other with so many challenges. COVID has disrupted two full school years now, so we have high hopes for a more normal upcoming school year. With that in mind, accommodations are a big part of the IEP for any student, and this conversation takes a closer look. Join us to learn more from today’s guest! Maggie Staub has been an educator and learning specialist for over ten years. Most of her...

Duration:00:26:06

Dr. Michelle Nario-Redmond on Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice

6/7/2022
Today’s guest takes us on a fascinating and educational journey into ableism, the study of disabilities and prejudices of disabilities. Dr. Michelle Nario-Redmond, a social psychologist at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, joins Amanda and Vickie to discuss changing people’s perceptions about disability. Michelle is the author of Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice, and the mom of a 23-year old daughter with spina bifida, who was raised to be a proud, disabled woman....

Duration:00:45:12

Gun Control

5/31/2022
There is nothing lighthearted about this episode as we come to you with heavy hearts today. Here we are on the heels of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and every parent and teacher has strong emotions about what happened. This fresh tragedy brings to mind the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, and some of us “elder millennials” even remember the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. Whatever your thoughts are about gun control, this is much more than a political issue; it’s about...

Duration:00:11:43

Play and Leisure with Rose Griffin

5/24/2022
In the world of education, we focus so much attention on academic progress and the details of those IEP meetings. One aspect of education that is often overlooked is the role that play and leisure can have in reaching students, improving their communication skills and self-confidence, and learning to engage with others while having fun. Join us to learn more from today’s guest! Rose Griffin has unique expertise in teaching play and leisure skills that can be enjoyed over a lifetime. She has...

Duration:00:25:48

Empowering Parents for IEP Meetings with Beth Liesenfeld

5/17/2022
The end of the school year is happening over the next few weeks all around the country. Like us, many parents, teachers, and professionals are involved in IEP meetings galore. We believe that parents need to be empowered to take an active role in the IEP process. Join us to learn more from our expert guest! Beth Liesenfeld is the host of the Elevate Your Advocacy podcast and the founder of Parent Friendly OT. After learning ASL and interacting with deaf people, Beth worked with children with...

Duration:00:22:18

Pandemic Consequences and Where We Need More Change with ToniAnn Loftus

5/3/2022
The pandemic brought many changes to the world of education, including how children with specific needs can access the services available to them. We still have SO far to go, and many changes need to happen to help parents and their children get the help they deserve. Join us to learn more! ToniAnn Loftus is a speech-language pathologist in private practice in Manhattan. After working at the Rebecca School in midtown Manhattan for ten years, she had her son during the pandemic. Knowing that...

Duration:00:38:47

Behavior Data and “Hidden Curriculum” with Christine Reeve

4/26/2022
Challenging behavior is a constant problem for teachers and parents in both general education and special education classrooms. Our guest today provides insight into the best ways to collect and use behavior data to formulate workable solutions. Join us to learn more! Christine Reeve is the creator of Autism Classroom Resources, an online community for special educators. Coming from a long line of teachers in her family, Christine is also the sister of someone who would clearly have...

Duration:00:23:43

Transitions from High School and Beyond, Part 2

4/21/2022
Today’s show is a follow-up to Episode 210 about transitions between learning levels and milestones. In this conversation, we take a close look specifically at the Transition Plan from high school forward. Join us to learn more! Show Highlights: Why transition plans MUST be part of the student’s IEP by age 16 and can include college, employment, and additional life skills Why the options for exiting high school can be either a diploma or a certificate of completion, depending on the...

Duration:00:21:45

Transitions

4/5/2022
Here we are in April already! Spring Breaks have happened and are happening at this time all around the country. As we move forward in the countdown to the last few weeks of the school year, we want to use this episode to talk about transition IEP meetings that should be happening as a student moves from one setting to another, like from preschool to kindergarten, from elementary to middle school, and from middle school to high school. We are breaking it down with information and tips you...

Duration:00:28:04

The Importance of Social Emotional Learning with Jess Grace

3/29/2022
As we are in the final push of the school year, it’s a good time to check in with others and their mental wellness after the pandemic trauma of the last two years. Students, parents, and teachers have all felt the mental and emotional drain, and the toll on learning has been enormous. Social skills and emotions have EVERYTHING to do with how a student learns, and today’s guest is a proven expert. Ironically, the day of recording for this episode is Social Emotional Learning Day, so our topic...

Duration:00:28:36

Nate's Triumph, with Nate Trainor

3/22/2022
Inclusion advocate and author, Nate Trainor, joins us on the podcast today to discuss his personal fight for inclusion. Nate shares his personal journal of exclusion along with what his personal mission is today. Not only are we joined by Nate on today’s episode, but we are excited to also speak to Nate’s mother, Jean Trainor, and his 6th-grade teacher and family friend, Shelby. Nate is an advocate for the acceptance of people with disabilities. Nate is nonverbal due to having a rare...

Duration:00:13:26

Homeschooling with a Public School Mindset

3/15/2022
We are so excited to welcome Dr. Angela Jean Louis to the podcast today. Dr. Angela is a political scientist, educational advocate and has designed educational frameworks for academic success. Dr. Angela left academia to start her business, Leadership Concepts Institute, LLC, a personal growth and professional development company. She works with businesses, educational institutions, and individuals. In today’s episode, we will be discussing homeschooling with a public school mindset. Dr....

Duration:00:34:49

Helping Families in the IEP Process with Wendy Taylor [IEP 206]

3/8/2022
Here we are, moving right along in 2022! We just attended our virtual annual national conference, which is always very helpful for us. It’s always great to learn what is going on in our field with other attorneys across the country and hear about the current hot topics in special education. Today’s show gives a great perspective on supporting students and families through the IEP process. Wendy Taylor is the executive director of Learning Essentials. She is an Educational Therapist,...

Duration:00:32:02

Encore Episode of the "Forget me Not" Documentary [205]

3/1/2022
As the school year continues in full swing with in-person learning, inclusion has never been a more important topic. Today’s conversation takes a deep dive into inclusion through the eyes of a new documentary film. Join us! Hilda and Olivier are filmmakers and parents of their son, Emilio. Through their documentary, Forget Me Not, they share the personal impact of NYC’s segregated education system as they fight for Emilio’s right to be educated alongside his peers. The film gives a rare look...

Duration:00:26:06