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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

Description:

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

The Special Needs Mom Podcast with Kara Ryska [IEP 165]

4/13/2021
We’re so happy to have Kara Ryska with us today! Kara is local to SoCal and has her own podcast that we think you will find very helpful. In this episode, Kara shares how her journey propelled her to become a life coach to specifically help other special needs moms. We’re sure you’ll find encouragement and inspiration as you listen! Show Highlights: Kara relates the story behind her becoming a special-needs mom.Kara went from feeling ill-equipped to being a mom of a child with special...

Duration:00:19:30

How the IDEAL Program is Empowering Student Voices [IEP 164]

4/6/2021
If you’ve never heard of the Inclusive Digital Expression and Literacy (IDEAL) program out of Georgia State University, you’re in for a treat! IDEAL is an inclusive, post-secondary education program with a unique focus on creative and digital media. We are so excited to bring you this conversation with Cara Davis, who serves as the Academic Access Coordinator for the IDEAL Program, and other members of the IDEAL team (Deriq Graves, Banji Bamidele, and Teymbi Toliver Tannis) for an...

Duration:00:24:39

Finding Your Way Back to Happiness with Robin Williams Evans [IEP 163]

3/30/2021
Among many other roles and accomplishments, our guest today, Robin Williams Evans, is a wife, a mother to a child with severe disabilities, an ordained minister, a coach to families with special-needs children, and author of the Washington Post best-seller, Living a Happy Life with a Special-Needs Child: A Parent’s Perspective. As Robin explains, for the first two years after the birth of her son, Wyatt, she was in an emotionally dark place because she wasn’t prepared for the journey of...

Duration:00:35:46

What the Past Can Teach Us with Rachel Lissy [IEP 162]

3/23/2021
We’re excited to get to speak with Rachel Lissy, an educational consultant for the podcast series, “Nice White Parents”! Listen in to hear the inside scoop on how the podcast came about, the role she played in it, and what her own research and experience reveal about the intersection of integration and the discipline gap. Show Highlights: Rachel details her background and how she became interested and involved in integration.The “discipline gap” is disproportionate racialized discipline,...

Duration:00:21:45

Disabilities Awareness Month with Lee Lombardo [IEP 161]

3/16/2021
We’re so pleased to talk today with Lee Lombardo from the YMCA of Orange County. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1996 and has been in the fields of social services and mental health since the mid-80s. Lee has always had a heart to serve vulnerable populations in the community. The programs that Lee currently oversees are two that focus on those with developmental disabilities. One program is for adults and the other one that is our focus today is for children ages...

Duration:00:25:25

So What's A Routine Life, Anyway? With Andrew Edwards [IEP 160]

3/9/2021
We are so very pleased to share this enlightening conversation we had with Andrew Edwards, the author of three books, including the memoir, I've Got a Stat For You: My Life With Autism. Listen in as Andrew opens up with us about his life with autism, what inspires him, what he does to maintain his positive outlook, and the legacies of determination and strength that his beloved mother left behind. Show Highlights: Andrew describes his experiences and ensuing opportunities leading up to...

Duration:00:28:00

Striving Towards Multiracial Democracy with Andrew Lefkowits [IEP 159]

3/2/2021
We’re excited to share this enlightening conversation with you today. It will give you a whole new meaning of the term “good schools” and it will give you a reason to consider the benefits of an integrated school. Our guest, Andrew Lefkowits, is part of the leadership team at Integrated Schools and is the host of the Integrated Schools Podcast. Integrated Schools is a grass-roots organization started back in 2015 with the focus on parents with the racial or economic privilege to engage in...

Duration:00:23:36

Building Blind and Low-Vision Community with Will Butler [IEP 158]

2/23/2021
Our guest today is Will Butler, Vice-President of Community of the Be My Eyes app. If you haven’t heard of this app yet, we think that you’re going to be blown away when you learn how a small act of kindness can have such a big impact in the lives of blind and low-vision people. Listen in to learn more about this app, the people behind it, who it reaches, and how it stretches across a global community with a bold, yet simple, mission in mind. We hope you come away with the same sense of...

Duration:00:25:33

Getting Your Voice Heard with Leah Moore [IEP 157]

2/16/2021
Our guest for this episode is Leah Moore, a high school English teacher and a 2009 recipient of the prestigious, “Teacher of the Year” award, which is presented to ten New York City Teachers annually. She also teaches adaptive theater to mostly non-verbal students, which gave her an opportunity to learn a whole new way to approach a curriculum that she knows and loves. Leah is passionate about storytelling and getting your voice heard, whether that voice is in a traditional, general...

Duration:00:33:05

The Money, Career, and Motherhood Podcast with Janice Scholl [IEP 156]

2/9/2021
Today we’re joined by fellow podcaster, Janice Scholl of “Money, Career, and Motherhood Podcast”. You’re in for a treat (and some reflective moments!) as our conversation centers not only around the intersection of money, career, and motherhood but the wild cards that appear in our lives, at times! We hope you join us! Show Highlights: Janice shares her background and her experience when her family lived overseas.Living in foreign countries gave Janice a new perspective on what really...

Duration:00:30:51

Relationship is Key with Lauren and Chantel from Stowell Learning Center [IEP 155]

2/2/2021
Ever since we talked to Jill Stowell, Founder and Executive Director of Stowell Learning Center, some time ago about Getting to the Root of Learning and Attention Challenges [IEP 090] and hearing about how evidence-based science and clinically researched programs encourage the brain to develop new, and more effective neurological pathways, we have been looking forward to learning even more about what their programs have to offer. That’s why we’re so excited to be speaking with Lauren and...

Duration:00:27:42

Our 2021 Update on Distance Learning [IEP BONUS]

2/2/2021
Hello, listeners! We just wanted to check in with you and give you our most up-to-date information on what we’ve been experiencing so far, now that we have a full first semester of the 2021 school year behind us. Show Highlights: On the positive side, California’s Governor Newsom is taking education during this time seriously, but unfortunately, all of the school districts are not following his guidance and orders.There is still a myriad of differences between school districts and their...

Duration:00:25:53

Parenting Through Complicated Feelings with Donna Tetreault [IEP 154]

1/26/2021
We are so thrilled to have Donna Tetreault back on our podcast. This last year has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions, and Donna will be sharing her resources, tips, and tricks for parents to help their children in identifying and moving past what they’ve been feeling. Donna Tetreault currently hosts the podcast ‘Kids Under Construction.’ Her parenting book by the same name is coming out in fall 2021! Donna is an author at Familius Workman. Donna has been a TV reporter for more than 15...

Duration:00:20:55

Live Like Sean with TJ Nelligan [IEP 153]

1/19/2021
Joining us today is TJ Nelligan, author of the newly-released book, Live Like Sean. TJ is an entrepreneur, advocate, and former Chairman & CEO of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. The sudden passing of his son, Sean, stirred TJ to write a loving tribute that is poignantly captured via a first-person perspective of seeing the world through the eyes of his special-needs son. As you will hear TJ express, Sean taught the world more than it could ever teach him. Listen in to hear more about...

Duration:00:26:13

Leading the Way with Haley Moss [IEP 152]

1/12/2021
We’re excited to bring you this conversation with Haley Moss! Haley is a South Florida native who was diagnosed with autism at age three. She is now an attorney who is open about her journey, inspiring hope for other autistic people and their families and friends. Haley is a leader on disability inclusion, autism, and neurodiversity in the workplace, employment policy, accessibility, and lawyers with disabilities. She is the author of two books: “Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You...

Duration:00:29:47

Empowering Parents: A Conversation with The Childhood Collective [IEP 151]

1/5/2021
Welcome to 2021! We’re excited to bring you this great conversation with Mallory, Katie, and Lori from The Childhood Collective. Mallory, Katie, and Lori all have experience working with neurodiverse kids: kids with ADHD, learning and language differences, anxiety, and autism spectrum disorders. Once families receive a diagnosis, they often feel underprepared to know how to parent their kids. This is where The Childhood Collective comes in, helping parents on their journey after diagnosis...

Duration:00:36:41

Sustainable Compassion Training with Jona Genova [IEP 150]

12/1/2020
Please join us in what will be our last conversation of 2020. We’re taking a break during the month of December to rest and rejuvenate from what has been a difficult and unpredictable year for most of us, and we plan to return in January 2021 with a fresh perspective and more interviews with some really great guests. Our hope is that you will also take this time to slow down and recharge, even if it’s just during the time you share with us on this episode. We have a special treat for you...

Duration:00:24:15

The Autism Dad with Rob Gorski [IEP 149]

11/24/2020
Rob Gorski is an author, influencer, and advocate. He is known on social media as The Autism Dad and we are honored to have him on the show with us. Rob is a single dad of three kids with autism, and he shares his compelling story of how he started a blog years ago in order to cope with his overwhelming feelings and how that has evolved into him being the internationally-recognized autism advocate that he is today. Show Highlights: Rob provides an overview of why he started blogging about...

Duration:00:28:30

Middle School Matters with Phyllis Fagell [IEP 148]

11/17/2020
What do you remember about being in middle school? It can be such a difficult transition time for many of us, and our children and students in that same age group are no exception. That’s why we are so thrilled to have Phyllis Fagell with us today. Phyllis Fagell is a school counselor for K-8 children and teens. She is also a psychotherapist, a columnist for The Washington Post, and the author of Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond--and...

Duration:00:35:25

Autism in Black with Maria Davis-Pierr [IEP 147]

11/10/2020
We’re pleased to sit down with Maria Davis-Pierre for today’s conversation! Maria is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with children who are on the spectrum and their families. Her oldest daughter is autistic, and as both a parent and professional, Maria noticed gaps in the representation and servicing of black families with ASD diagnoses. Her passion is to bring awareness and advocacy to these under-represented families through her Autism in Black organization, of which she is...

Duration:00:31:40