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Each episode is an In depth conversation with parents of accomplished individuals who have disabilities, or successful self-advocates. These individuals and families dream big and have high expectations. These episodes will help families, educators, administrators, and non profits continue progress including people with disabilities in our schools and communities by increasing awareness, raising expectations, and breaking stereotypes. Visit us on www.bornfabulouspodcast.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Each episode is an In depth conversation with parents of accomplished individuals who have disabilities, or successful self-advocates. These individuals and families dream big and have high expectations. These episodes will help families, educators, administrators, and non profits continue progress including people with disabilities in our schools and communities by increasing awareness, raising expectations, and breaking stereotypes. Visit us on www.bornfabulouspodcast.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
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Each episode is an In depth conversation with parents of accomplished individuals who have disabilities, or successful self-advocates. These individuals and families dream big and have high expectations. These episodes will help families, educators, administrators, and non profits continue progress including people with disabilities in our schools and communities by increasing awareness, raising expectations, and breaking stereotypes. Visit us on www.bornfabulouspodcast.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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English


Episodes

Episode 8, Part 4 - Interview with Sandra McElwee - Sean's Goals and Dreams

5/16/2019
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Sandra McElwee is the mother of Sean McElwee. Sean is a cast member of A & E's Emmy winning show Born This Way. Sean also owns Seanese which is a t-shirt company, travels extensively for public speaking, and has a part - time job. Sean happens to have Down syndrome. In this episode Sandra talks about her faith beginning this parenting journey, Sean's goals and dreams, and the need for more full diversity in all forms of media. Sandra is honest, always laughing, and full of stories. This...

Duration:00:28:43

Episode 7, Part 3 - Interview with Sandra McElwee - Stories of Inclusion and Exclusion : "It Could Happen"

5/9/2019
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This is the third part of a four part conversation with Sandra McElwee, the mother of Sean McElwee, Sean is an actor on A& E's Emmy winning series Born this Way, owns a t-shirt company called Seanese, and does extensive public speaking. Sean has Down syndrome. Sandra is the author of three five star rated books about Sean's journey, and is a well respected mentor to many families. In this episode Sandra tells stories of Sean's inclusion and exclusion in school, with honestly and humor. She...

Duration:00:29:04

Episode 6, Part 2 - Interview with Sandra McElwee - Goals Must Be Meaningful

5/2/2019
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This is part two of a four part conversation with Sandra McElwee, the mother of Sean McElwee. Sean is an actor on the A & E Emmy winning series Born This Way. He also owns Seanese, a t-shirt company, does extensive public speaking, and has a part time job. Sean happens to have Down syndrome. Sandra is a mentor to many parents behind her, and has written three five star rated books. In this episode Sandra tells stories related to various goals Sean has had over the years. With wit and...

Duration:00:26:50

Episode 5, Part 1 - Interview with Sandra McElwee - Sean's Early Life, Perseverance

4/25/2019
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This is the first of a four part in-depth conversation with Sandra McElwee, the mother of Sean McElwee. Sean is a cast member of A & E's Emmy Award winning series Born This Way, which has already had four seasons. Sean also owns Seanese, a t-shirt company, and is a frequent keynote speaker. In this episode Sandra talks about Sean's birth, his early years, and beyond. She shares stories that show his perseverance, and hers, in overcoming obstacles like speech clarity, and discrimination.

Duration:00:29:34

Part 4, Interview with Steve and Laura Riggio - Melissa's Place in History Books

4/18/2019
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The last part of a conversation with Steve Riggio, former CEO of Barnes & Noble, and his wife Laura, a retired educator, about the fascinating life of their daughter Melissa. Melissa was a published author, self-advocate, and role model. She happened to have Down syndrome. Melissa passed away in 2008 at age 20. The Riggios discuss Melissa's place in history books, more about her writing, and advice for young parents. Melissa's spirit and legacy live on in many ways, thanks to her drive, and...

Duration:00:16:13

Part 3, Interview with Steve and Laura Riggio - Discussing Melissa's Accomplishments, Best Advice Received, and More...

4/11/2019
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This is the third part of a conversation with Steve Riggio, former CEO of Barnes & Noble, and his wife Laura, a retired educator, about the inspiring life of their daughter Melissa. Melissa was a published author, self-advocate, and role model. She happened to have Down syndrome. Melissa passed away in 2008 at age 20. The Riggios discuss some of Melissa's better known accomplishments in writing, including her lyrics to two songs. Social highlights, their wonderful family, and the best advice...

Duration:00:29:13

Part 2, Interview with Steve and Laura Riggio - Thriving in High School and Beyond

4/4/2019
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Continuing a conversation with Steve Riggio, former CEO of Barnes & Noble, and his wife Laura, about the wonderful life of their daughter Melissa. Melissa was a published author, self-advocate, and role model. She happened to have Down syndrome. Melissa passed away in 2008 at age 20. In part 2, the Riggios discuss Melissa's life in high school and the often forgotten transition piece that starts before a student with disabilities graduates. College, employment, and independent living are...

Duration:00:28:17

Part 1, Interview with Steve and Laura Riggio - The Complexities of Inclusion in Our Educational System

3/29/2019
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An in depth conversation with Steve Riggio, former CEO of Barnes and Noble, and his wife Laura, about the amazing life of their daughter Melissa. Melissa was a published writer and self-advocate who happened to have Down syndrome. Melissa passed away in 2008 at age 20. In part 1, the Riggios discuss Melissa's life from birth through elementary school. They give an honest parent perspective of issues that are very relevant today, from the professional delivery of a disability diagnosis at...

Duration:00:28:34

Episode 1, Trailer 1 - Steve and Laura Riggio

3/7/2019
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Laura and Steve Riggio are the parents of Melissa Riggio, who was a published author, and a strong self-advocate. Laura is a retired educator, and Steve Riggio is the former CEO of Barnes & Noble. In this short clip, Laura Riggio gives an honest parental perspective on including students with disabilities in school. Born Fabulous will be launched March 29, 2019.

Duration:00:03:07