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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.
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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.

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Episodes

STEM Education to Benefit Children with Social and Learning Differences with Dr. Ellis Crasnow [IEP 096]

9/17/2019
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Dr. Ellis Crasnow from the STEM³ Academy joins Amanda and Vickie on today’s show. STEM³ is a new school in Orange County, developed by the founders of The Help Group in Los Angeles. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and is dedicated to K-12 technology-driven students who are bright and curious, with social and/or learning differences. Dr. Crasnow is one of the panelists at the 5th Annual Fundraising Event, “Building the Bridge Between Literacy and the Consequences...

Duration:00:28:02

The Lucky Few: Shifting The Down Syndrome Narrative and Shouting Their Worth [IEP 095]

9/10/2019
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Amanda and Vickie sit down and have a chat with the hosts of The Lucky Few podcast: Heather Avis, Micha Boyett, and Mercedes Lara. Heather used #TheLuckyFew when she started her Instagram account, and when she learned she could click on the hashtag, she was amazed to see that others were using it in the Down’s Syndrome community, with the same meaning that she intended to have. Listen in and learn how the hosts got together, how the #TheLuckyFew is changing the way others see Down’s...

Duration:00:24:37

Community Resources from Autism Speaks [IEP 094]

9/3/2019
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PSA: As we come into the new school year, don’t be afraid to ask for IEP right away! As a national organization, Autism Speaks can provide the structure and framework for new organizations coming into the community. Since one organization can’t be all things to all people, many organizations in Orange County work together, and one of today’s guests is passionate about spreading resources to the community. On today’s show, Amanda and Vickie chat with Tracey and Jackie from Autism...

Duration:00:46:38

Dad's Matter with Nick Mazzeo [IEP 093]

8/27/2019
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A father’s involvement is just as important in the lives and the outcome of his children as a mom’s involvement, yet there’s a big gap in services that target father participation. There is also the issue of why father involvement is such a problem in this country, in the first place. Nick Mazzeo joins Amanda and Vickie in today’s podcast to talk about a program called Dads Matter, under the Children’s Bureau in Orange County, California, which started about 4 years ago through federal...

Duration:00:33:51

What Happens After High School: Planning for Your Child's Future with Karen Lerner [IEP 092]

8/20/2019
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One of the biggest questions a parent might have is, “What happens after high school?” While many families are preparing and planning for a successful school year, other families have the additional task of helping their high school students transition to life outside of school. Karen Lerner from the College Blueprint will be joining Amanda and Vickie on today’s podcast, walking us through transition planning, tips, and tricks on planning for the future of your child, and managing parental...

Duration:00:41:14

Using Multi-Disciplinary Pediatric Therapy to Improve Communication [IEP 091]

8/13/2019
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Giving children ways to communicate functionally, socially, and academically is the passion of our two guests today. We’re going to learn about multi-disciplinary pediatric therapy, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech & language; the target age for early intervention, myths regarding speech therapy, and so much more on today’s podcast. Hilary and Kaylie are Speech and Language Therapists from Infinity Kids in Lake Forest, California. Listen in as Amanda, Vickie,...

Duration:00:32:28

Getting to the Root of Learning and Attention Challenges with Jill Stowell [IEP 090]

8/6/2019
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If you or your child struggle with learning and attention challenges, including dyslexia, auditory processing disorders, and diagnosed or undiagnosed learning differences, you don’t want to miss today’s podcast with special guest, Jill Stowell. Amanda, Vickie, and Jill cover lots of territory, including cognitive training, differential learners, the science behind the programs, and the types of learners her programs are best suited for. This is a program that is good for high functioning...

Duration:00:31:40

Inclusion: What It is and How It Helps Your Child [IEP 089]

7/30/2019
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In the past, we might have associated the word, “inclusion” with “special needs” children. What about the “special needs” children? We tend to think that includes only children with developmental disabilities, but today’s focus is so much broader, and that is what Amanda and Vickie will be discussing with today’s guest, Darcie Kass. Please listen in, as they unpack the definition of inclusion, trending issues, and ways in which early childhood education contributes to developing “good...

Duration:00:31:36

LGBT Inclusion in Children's Literature [IEP 088]

7/23/2019
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When LGBT children’s literature was first introduced, two moms or two dads were represented as being the typical LGBT family, doing traditional family-style activities. The family dynamic has changed significantly over time, and today’s LBGT family might look quite differently: single moms, single dads, aunts, and uncles raising kids, grandparents, adopted and foster families are all widely seen now. Most data available to youth is in middle school and high school, and any inclusive idea is...

Duration:00:25:28

The War on Bullying [IEP 087]

7/16/2019
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Chances are, you or someone you love has been the victim of bullying. Bullying isn’t confined to special education students, or even youth, these days: it is also experienced among peers and in the workplace. Bullying is a form of psychological and physical harassment that has immediate consequences and lasting mental health effects. Join Amanda and Vickie as they delve into this rampant practice, the changes that Instagram is implementing to counter it, and discussion on how it can be...

Duration:00:32:53

Help Me Grow with Yvette Nunez [IEP 086]

7/9/2019
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What an exciting show we have for you today! Yvette Nunez joins Amanda and Vickie to discuss the “Help Me Grow” program in Orange County, California. Help Me Grow is a now-national program that got its start being funding by the Proposition 10 Tobacco Tax. Yvette is a Child Development Community Liaison with Help Me Grow, and has a passion for building relationships with providers and families in the community. She strives to connect families with intervention services that help promote...

Duration:00:27:41

Opportunities Track Students in Private Schools with Brennan Lund [IEP 085]

7/2/2019
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In today’s episode, Amanda and Vickie chat with special guest, Brennan Lund, a former 8th grade English private school teacher who eventually went on to law school. Today’s discussion covers autistic and other “Opportunities Track” students in the private school setting and ideas on helping them to communicate their needs and excel in class. Brennan became a teacher because he had a heart for kids. He truly enjoyed seeing kids succeed, but decided to further his education in law school as...

Duration:00:29:05

Furthering Inclusivity Through Mutual Understanding with David Frydman [IEP 084]

6/18/2019
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Inclusion is more than integrating students into classrooms, its building a consensus of mutual understanding between schools, families, and students. Today’s guest, David Frydman, is the Executive Director of Student Services for Special Education for the Washoe County School District. In today’s interview, he discusses the importance of creating individual specialized plans for students that meet their special needs to advance learning. This episode addresses the disparity gap and the...

Duration:00:51:01

Federal Shifts and Legislative Updates for Special Education [IEP 083]

6/11/2019
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Today, Vickie and Amanda briefly cover a few of the most prominent current legislative issues. They discuss the federal court cases being presented to reverse Obama-era regulations and the importance of maintaining a sense of awareness with legislative proposals. If you’re interested in learning more about these federal shifts and how they directly impact your state and community, join Vickie and Amanda while they cover this hot topic. Show Highlights: Resources Mentioned in the...

Duration:00:19:00

Identifying and Understanding Autism [IEP 082]

6/4/2019
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Our understanding of conditions such as Autism has drastically shifted over the past decade, but even more so in comparison to the first recorded encounters with the condition. However, what hasn’t shifted is our perception of the condition. Today, Vickie and Amanda share an article from Business Insider that uncovers facts about the disorder that people commonly misunderstand. This conversation strips down Autism without the biases and misconceptions people often have and breaks down the...

Duration:00:33:01

Improving Special Education Through the Community Advisory Committee with Robin Cowan [IEP 081]

5/28/2019
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Over the past few years, we have made tremendous headway with regards to improving educational programs for special education students. Robin Cowan, a member of the California Special Education Community Advisory Committee and mother of two, actively strives to spread awareness and advocate for the importance of special education. In this episode, Robin shares insight on what is going on behind the scenes of these committees and how you can get involved. If you’re interested in learning...

Duration:00:19:04

A Journey Through Dyslexia and Discalculia with Kellie Henkel [IEP 080]

5/21/2019
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Did you know that kids are commonly not getting a real diagnosis of dyslexia until 3 grade? That gives too much time for kids to fall behind. Kellie Henkel, Speech Language Pathologist at That Speech Lady, has been practicing for about 20 years - mostly specializing in serving children with Autism, and augmentative communication. Recently her specialty has shifted to working with individuals with dyslexia and dyscalculia. Kellie is also a mom of four, who all have dyslexia and dyscalculia...

Duration:00:28:21

A Journey Through Dyslexia and Discalculia with Kellie Henkel [IEP 080]

5/21/2019
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Did you know that kids are commonly not getting a real diagnosis of dyslexia until 3 grade? That gives too much time for kids to fall behind. Kellie Henkel, Speech Language Pathologist at That Speech Lady, has been practicing for about 20 years - mostly specializing in serving children with Autism, and augmentative communication. Recently her specialty has shifted to working with individuals with dyslexia and dyscalculia. Kellie is also a mom of four, who all have dyslexia and dyscalculia -...

Duration:00:28:21

Enhancing Learning Through Sports with Coach Jon Jon [IEP 079]

5/14/2019
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Did you know that being a coach is more than just sports title? Today, we have a special guest, Coach Jon Jon from Jon Jons Academy. Kids are naturally curious and want to explore. They just need help knowing they are creative and that they can be great at anything they put their minds to. Tune in and hear how Jon Jon’s Academy helps children with learning and sports. Show Highlights: Resources Mentioned in the Show: Thank you for listening! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the show to...

Duration:00:37:49

Enhancing Learning Through Sports with Coach Jon Jon [IEP 079]

5/14/2019
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Did you know that being a coach is more than just sports title? Today, we have a special guest, Coach Jon Jon from Jon Jons Academy. Kids are naturally curious and want to explore. They just need help knowing they are creative and that they can be great at anything they put their minds to. Tune in and hear how Jon Jon’s Academy helps children with learning and sports. Show Highlights: Resources Mentioned in the Show: Thank you for listening! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the show to...

Duration:00:37:49